InJulyof2010,theGuildfordlocationofWestCoastOptical,Surrey,changedowners,andisnowoperatingasImpressive Eyewear.Withthischange,comesawholenewbeginning,withnewbrandnamesanddifferentstylestosuitthemost discriminating and fashion conscious eyewear shoppers.AtImpressiveEyewear,weprovidefamousbrandnamedesignerframes,sunglasses,contactlenses,readymadereading glasses, and a variety of accessories for all your eyewear requirements.
Frame selection made easy.OurMirrormageHighDefinitionimagingsystem photographseachframeyoutryon,thendisplaysHD imagesuptofouratatimetocompare.Yourselections areuploadedandavailableforviewinginrealtime,from anywhereandfromanyPCormobiledevicethatcan connecttotheinternet.Nowyoucangetasecond opinion,withoutleavingthestore.Atyourrequest,we willsendthelinktotheon-lineimagesviaemail,tothe person of your choice.YourexperienceatImpressiveEyewearwillleave youfeelingasifyou'vehadallofyourbasic eyewearneedsmet.Wewillshowyoutheendless possibilitiesinfashioneyewear.Thereareframestomatchalmostanyuniquestyle,preference,personalityand need, want or desire. Thetypesofeyeglassframesyoubuysayasmuchaboutyourpersonalityandpreferencesasyourdemeanour, gestures and inflections.There is no longer a need to drive to downtown to get the style and flair you want from a pair of glasses. It’s now in our Surrey neighbourhood. Whatever your optical needs are they will be met in a professional, friendly environment, and you’ll find the service is.... Impressive!
Gisele Klein, Owner
GiseleisaLicensedcontactlensfitter,andautomatedrefractionOptician,a computerizedprocedurethatconnectsandcombinesdatafromophthalmic equipment to produce detailed and accurate refraction results. "ItwasmypassionforopticsthatbroughtmetoopenthedoorforImpressive Eyewear.Perhaps,thiswastheanswertothemanydreamsIhadofowningand operatingmyownbusiness.Havingestablishedmyselfasaconfident,knowledgeable andsuccessfulopticiansince1982,IknewIwasreadyforanewchallengeinthe optical profession".....Gisele Klein GiseleservedatwoyeartermasthePresidentoftheOpticiansAssociationof Canada-BCChapter.TheOpticiansAssociationofCanadaisaprofessional associationrepresentingLicensedOpticiansinCanada.Giseleisalsoaninstructorfor Stenberg College’s Dispensing Optician’s Program.OurmissionistopromoteLicensedOpticiansandtheprofession;todevelopand maintainaprofessionalstandardofknowledgeandproficiencyinouroccupational field,andtoeducateandinformvisioncareconsumersaboutmattersrelatedto their eye health.
"AsGisele’sdaughter,OpticalfieldwasthesubjectI rememberhearingaboutformostofmyearlyyears.Havingwornglassesfromanearlyage,itwasinevitablethatItoowouldend up following in my mother's footsteps and getting involved in this industry"At16years,sheaccompaniedherMomduringtheSummerholidaystoherplaceofwork,whereshereceivedhandson experience.Meganfoundthistobeveryinterestingwork,anddecidedthenandtherethatthiswaswhatshewantedtodoforher future.IntheSummerof2011,andwith11yearsofexperiencebehindher,MeganwasinvitedtojoinherMom,Gisele,ather recently acquired business, Impressive Eyewear.Herpassionforfashionandherpersonalityenabledhertointeractwithclientsandtheirchoiceofeyewear.Shehasbuilt many relationships in this industry over the years. AsMegan’spassionincreases,shefeltastrongdesiretofurtherhereducationinthisfield.Shehascomlpetedeyeglass theoryatNorthernAlberta’sInstituteofTechnologyandisnowenrolledatStenbergCollege’sDispensingOpticianProgramto complete her education to become a Licensed Contact Lens Fitter and Automated Refraction OpticianComeinandtalktoMegan,shewilldoherbesttoensurethatyoumaketherightchoiceineyewear,bothinframeselection, and lenses.
“ In all the years that I have been in this industry I can proudly say that there is a HUGE difference between being trained, and being educated. I really enjoy passing on my knowledge to enhance my customer/patient’s experience. My goal is for you the customer to leave feeling as though you were not sold something but comfortable and confident in your purchase.”
ThenewestmembertotheImpressiveEyewearTeam, Ashley,bringswithherthe experienceofworkingforamajorlasereyesurgeryclinicandhassomemedical education background as required by her position. Ashleywillgreetyouwithherwelcomingbrightsmile.Sheiswellversedin findingoutthespecificconcernsandneedsofourpatientsandwillhelpyouwith addressing those needs or concerns. Shehasdevelopedakeeninterestintheeyewearandopticalindustrysince havingtowearglassesmostofherlife.Eversinceshehascomeonboardshehas beeneagerandwillingtoconstantlybelearningabouttheartofhelping customers choose the best frames for their particular needs.
In July of 2010, the Guildford location of West Coast Optical, Surrey, changed owners, and is now operating as Impressive Eyewear. With this change, comes a whole new beginning, with new brand names and different styles to suit the most discriminating and fashion conscious eyewear shoppers.At Impressive Eyewear, we provide famous brand name designer frames, sunglasses, contact lenses, ready made reading glasses, and a variety of accessories for all your eyewear requirements.
Impressive Eyewear provides you with state of the art technology in refraction results, along with the most up to date high resolution lenses and fashion designer frames.In addition, an impressive selection of famous designer sunglasses. If you are a sports enthusiast, there are sports specific sunglasses as well. We have a wide range of styles, looks and colors to fit anyone, men, women, tweens and children and to basically fit any budget. From minimal eyewear, classics, retro, to big bold statements!
Frame selection made easy.Our Mirrormage High Definition imaging system photographs each frame you try on, then displays HD images up to four at a time to compare. Your selections are uploaded and available for viewing in real time, from anywhere and from any PC or mobile device that can connect to the internet. Now you can get a second opinion, without leaving the store. At your request, we will send the link to the on-line images via email, to the person of your choice.Your experience at Impressive Eyewear will leave you feeling as if you've had all of your basic eyewear needs met. We will show you the endless possibilities in fashion eyewear. There are frames to match almost any unique style, preference, personality and need, want or desire. The types of eyeglass frames you buy say as much about your personality and preferences as your demeanour, gestures and inflections.There is no longer a need to drive to downtown to get the style and flair you want from a pair of glasses. It’s now in our Surrey neighbourhood. Whatever your optical needs are they will be met in a professional, friendly environment, and you’ll find the service is.... Impressive!
Gisele is a Licensed contact lens fitter, and automated refraction Optician, a computerized procedure that connects and combines data from ophthalmic equipment to produce detailed and accurate refraction results. "It was my passion for optics that brought me to open the door for Impressive Eyewear. Perhaps, this was the answer to the many dreams I had of owning and operating my own business. Having established myself as a confident, knowledgeable and successful optician since 1982, I knew I was ready for a new challenge in the optical profession".....Gisele Klein Gisele served a two year term as the President of the Opticians Association of Canada - BC Chapter. The Opticians Association of Canada is a professional association representing Licensed Opticians in Canada. Gisele is also an instructor for Stenberg College’s Dispensing Optician’s Program.Our mission is to promote Licensed Opticians and the profession; to develop and maintain a professional standard of knowledge and proficiency in our occupational field, and to educate and inform vision care consumers about matters related to their eye health.
"As Gisele’s daughter, Optical field was the subject I remember hearing about for most of my early years. Having worn glasses from an early age, it was inevitable that I too would end up following in my mother's footsteps and getting involved in this industry"At 16 years, she accompanied her Mom during the Summer holidays to her place of work, where she received hands on experience. Megan found this to be very interesting work, and decided then and there that this was what she wanted to do for her future.In the Summer of 2011, and with 11 years of experience behind her, Megan was invited to join her Mom, Gisele, at her recently acquired business, Impressive Eyewear.Her passion for fashion and her personality enabled her to interact with clients and their choice of eyewear. She has built many relationships in this industry over the years. As Megan’s passion increases, she felt a strong desire to further her education in this field. She has completed eyeglass theory at Northern Alberta’s Institute of Technology and is now enrolled at Stenberg College’s Dispensing Optician Program to complete her education to become a Licensed Contact Lens Fitter and Automated Refraction OpticianComeinandtalktoMegan,shewilldoher besttoensurethatyoumaketherightchoicein eyewear, both in frame selection, and lenses.
UPDATE……“I have recently completed my studies and have passed my National Examinations. I am excited to announce that I am registered as a Licensed Optician,Contact Lens Fitter and I am certified to perform Automated Refractions. In all the years that I have been in this industry I can proudly say that there is a HUGE difference between being trained, and being educated. I really enjoy passing on my knowledge to enhance my customer/patient’s experience. My goal is for you the customer to leave feeling as though you were not sold something but comfortable and confident in your purchase.”