Are you an IRIS patient? If so, you’ve probably already witnessed our team's professionalism.They can help you choose a frame depending on the shape of your face, your tastes, your style and your budget. At IRIS, we are extremely lucky to have specialists who are passionate about their job. We asked four of our team members to pick their favourite glasses or sunglasses and to tell us about their experience working at IRIS.

Marc Moreau, Manager at IRIS Jonquière, Quebec
- How long have you been working at IRIS?
I have been part of the big IRIS family for almost 7 years now.
-Aside from the world of optics, what are your passions/hobbies?
Besides my job, I really like interior design. In my spare time I also paint canvases, I like abstract art.
-What do you do on a daily basis, that ensures that your patients get to experience better vision?
For me, the most important thing is to listen to them and to be able to meet their needs.
-What do you like most about your job?
I really like being close to my patients, especially when they give me free rein for their new style. I like being able to develop a bond of trust with them.

His picks: 

Marc Moreau, Manager at IRIS Jonquière, Quebec picked the CHARMANT CH 11467 and the Maui Jim Pokowai

With its vintage look, the CHARMANT CH 11467 gives us a style that is both chic and classic.

I have been wearing Maui Jim for years. What I love about the Pokowai is how light it is. I also love the transparency of the Blue Hawai lenses that makes them classic and ultra-stylish.

Elizabeth Cairns, Manager at IRIS Fredericton, New Brunswick
-How long have you been working at IRIS?
I have been working with IRIS since March of 2017 when our store was acquired. I have been in the optical industry since 2013.
-Aside from the world of optics, what are your passions/hobbies?
My passion is my family. We spend our summer months camping. We love being by the ocean and enjoying outdoor life.
-What do you do on a daily basis, that ensures that your patients get to experience better vision?
I strive to educate patients on how much better their vision can be with IRIS. I believe knowledge is power. The more the patient understands about our lenses and how it can help them experience better vision, the better choices we will make together.
-In your opinion, what is the best part of your job?
I absolutely love helping people. It is rewarding watching people discover how much better their vision can be with us. The delivery of new glasses and the reactions I receive, are definitely the best and most rewarding parts of my job.

Her picks: 

Elizabeth Cairns, Manager at IRIS Fredericton, New Brunswick picked the Maui Jim Lava Tube and the TLG 037

In a beautiful blue Hawaii fashion lens the Maui Jim Lava Tube is a classic, ultra-light weight, squared aviator that features the most advanced lens material in the world. What’s not to love? They will quickly become your favourite!

I love the TLG 037 for its style and design. It gives you maximum comfort, in true urban style. The unique bridge and round lenses are perfect for making a statement.

Clara Mainville, Optician and Manager at IRIS Vernon, B.C
-How long have you been working at IRIS?
I’ve been an Optician since 1996 and with IRIS since 2001. I started working at IRIS because I researched the company and admired the concept and the mission statement. I believed in quality eyewear at a fair price and to me that’s what IRIS stands for.  
-What is the brand of sunglasses or prescription glasses that you wear on a daily basis?
My go to sunglasses have always been Maui Jim’s. I’m a dragon boater so I’m on the water a lot and with my MJ sunglasses I feel I’m protecting my eyes as best as I can. My favourite line for women’s glasses is the FYSH line of frames, they’re fun and colourful, simple and elegant. Great variety for all types of personalities.
-What do you like most about your job?
What I like most about my job is helping clients pick that perfect pair of glasses. We make it a fun experience, we all get involved. Their faces light up when we dispense them. It’s the best feeling in the world is when you dispense first time glasses to a child and they look at everything with wonderment because they are seeing clearly for the first time.
-What do you think makes IRIS different from other optical banners?
At IRIS, we believe in health and vision foremost. It’s great to work for a company that has this standard of care.

Her picks:

Clara Mainville, Optician and Manager at IRIS Vernon, B.C picked the Maui Jim Dragonfly and the EVATIK 9172I picked the EVATIK 9172 because I love the two-tone colours and look of this style... It’s vintage and classy... Functional and durable! With busy lifestyles now, no one has the time to mess with ill-fitting glasses.  

I picked the Maui Jim Dragonfly because it’s comfortable and fun, it can be casual on the beach or elegant at an outdoor event, suitable for any activities and provides great protection.

Tamara Johnson, Manager at IRIS Market Mall in Calgary, Alberta

-How long have you been working at IRIS?
I started with IRIS in mid-September of 2018 and I have been happily part of the team for 8 months!
-Aside from the world of optics, what are your passions/hobbies?
I’m a busy mom of an amazing 8-year-old daughter. Between afterschool activities and sports events, we enjoy running, boxing, and having brunch with friends and family!
-What do you do on a daily basis, that ensures that your patients get to experience better vision?
The team and I are dedicated to showing up every day mentally, physically and emotionally.  We are ready to connect, empower, educate and support our patients.  We help them understand their options and make choices based on their lifestyle and needs.
-In your opinion, what is the best part of your job?
Making somebody’s day!  Whether it’s by fixing those busted frames, a quick tweak to improve vision, or just by listening to their story. Seeing the look on their faces and hearing the appreciation they have for our professionals, that's the stuff that melts my heart. 

Her picks: 

Tamara Johnson, Manager at IRIS Market Mall in Calgary, Alberta picked the Maui Jim Nautlis and the Chloé CE2151Nothing can create a chiselled jaw line on a man like a round frame! Plus, the lenses of the Maui Jim Nautilus are truly exceptional!

The Chloé CE2151 is chic, cute and current! What a great way to look great and protect your eyes. Love is in the air this spring… There’s nothing like wearing your heart on your face!