Victoria Day – our six weekiversary!
What an amazing 43 days!
Ocean Optometry officially opened its doors for business six weeks ago on Victoria Day. In that time we have now performed many more eye examinations than we dared to anticipate and we’ve helped people choose some beautiful eyeglasses. We’ve worked with our lens suppliers to bring crystal clear vision in the optically and cosmetically best way possible. We’ve even fitted people with contact lenses for their very first time.
We are amazed by the response that we’ve had and also quite humbled. We’ve had complete strangers tweet to us that our store looks great as they’ve walked past. We’ve heard comments that it is “glasses heaven” and that we have “too many nice glasses”.
Since our earliest plans were being laid, John and Euan wanted to create a truly unique optometry office. From the interior design, to the eyewear ranges, through the advanced IT infrastructure to our engagement via social media. We wanted to be dynamic, vibrant, on trend and urban. Most of all we wanted to have fun while we did it. This is the reason that four friends have chosen to work together and even though, like all good friends, we have had disagreements and ‘heated debates’ we’ve stayed true to our core principle and loved every moment of it.
This Victoria Day weekend we closed on the Monday, to get a chance to spend time with our loved ones and recharge our batteries. We’ve come back refreshed and hungry for success.
This is where we now need your help. Our office is very much in a David and Goliath situation. We are a small local office, competing in an industry worth billions of dollars. We are creating our own space against competitors with years of trading history and incredibly deep pockets for advertising budgets. We are also competing against offices who you may imagine are local and yet are owned by national corporations with hundreds of offices.
You can help, though, by spreading the word.
We would love if you tell people about Ocean Optometry, perhaps someone needs an eye examination or you feel they could do with new eyewear. Perhaps someone has a red eye and needs immediate attention. Whatever the reason, we would be incredibly grateful if you could tell people about Ocean Optometry and your experience with us.
We would love for you to follow us on Twitter, like us on facebook or review us on Yelp!
If you’ve just picked up your new glasses, tweet us a picture of them, or post a picture to our facebook wall.
Whatever you can do, however you can spread the word, we would be honoured and grateful.
We too hope that you had a great Victoria Day weekend and, most of all, are having fun,
Euan & John
Dr Euan McGinty & Dr John Wilson
co-owners and eye-geeks to the core.