Peepers Optical has been a local mainstay since the late 80s. Long time locals may remember the big purple building on Colorado Boulevard and Bayaud. Now, they’ve rejoined the Chamber in hopes to build relationships through authenticity.
Jeanine C. McCleery, Peeper Optical co-owner, said along with great customer service, her independently owned optical store prides themselves on exceptional eye care.
“Many individuals actually get anxious when shopping for new glasses,” McCleery said. “We provide such a warm and welcoming environment and we personally shop with and style all of our patients. Sometimes everyone in the store “votes” on their favorite pair when someone cannot decide between 2 frames. That’s when it really gets fun.”
McCleery said the environment is so warm and welcoming at her store that she equated it to the TV show Cheers. Patients come to get their eyes checked, glasses adjusted, tweaked and cleaned on a very regular basis—some coming for over 25 years. She suggests getting an annual health check for eyes, regardless of glasses or contacts usage.
“Take care of your eyes,” McCleery said. “They are the only pair you get. We use our eyes in such a different way than we did 10 years ago.”
With new technology we use our eyes to stare at, comes a new need in eye care. McCleery calls the new technology in digital lenses “amazing.” Many of their patients benefit from a computer pair of lenses or a blue blocking lenses, even if they don’t need a typical pair of glasses.
“Colorado has over 300 days of sunshine, so when you live in such a sunny state like ours, you have a higher chance of developing cataracts,” McCleery said. “It is really important to have a good pair of sunglasses.”
Peepers Optical offers small business owners a discount plan that they can use themselves and offer to their employees at no charge. They also do free adjustments and repairs on glasses, even on ones not purchased at Peepers Optical.
Peepers Optical rejoined the Chamber in March. McCleery said she loves to network with individuals and businesses that are geographically close to her store. After attending the Business After Hours at the Bull and Bush, she said she met several interesting people and began to build relationships through authenticity and laughs.
“That’s what I hope to get out of my membership,” McCleery said.
She is also interested in getting involved with charitable organizations and fundraisers the Chamber works with.
For more information, visit Peepers Optical at 5075 Leetsdale Drive or visit their website.