At IRIS, we are really lucky to have many opticians and team members that are passionate about style and that thrive to give our patients the chance to experience better vision! They really are the best at helping them choose the glasses that will match their style, budget and lifestyle! We asked four members of the great IRIS family to pick their favourite frames just for you!

Johannah Wong, Manager, IRIS Oshawa, Ontario
-How long have you been working at IRIS?
I have been working with IRIS since July 18th, 2016 (3 years).
-Aside from the world of optics, what are your passions/hobbies?
I am passionate about animals.  Usually, you can find me with my hamster Benny, or exploring the Toronto Zoo. I also take ballroom dancing lessons at Arthur Murray.
-What do you, on a daily basis, that ensures that your patients get to experience better vision?
After communicating with the Optometrist, I always take the time to educate our clients on various lens technologies that allow them to make an informed choice, which allows us to work together in selecting the right solution for their optical needs.
-In your opinion, what is the best part of your job?
The best part of working with IRIS are the opportunities to make a positive impact, whether through the Mundial Foundation, community activities, or within my home store.

Her picks:
-For a sophisticate, vintage style, the Charmant CH 12157 offers a professional look for the office or a trendy piece for a night out with friends.
-The Vera Wang VA36 is a classic look that offers a professional and elegant style for all occasions.

Johanna Wong from IRIS Oshawa, Ontario, picked two styles: the CHARMANT CH12157 and the Vera Wang VA36

Kevin Dixon, Optician and Manager, IRIS Bow Valley Square in Calgary, Alberta

-How long have you been working at IRIS?
I have been with Iris for 39 years.
-Aside from the world of optics, what are your passions/hobbies?
My passion outside of work is hiking and camping.
-What do you, on a daily basis, that ensures that your patients get to experience better vision?
What I do to ensure my clients experience better vision is to listen to their needs and then present the best options for them. I strive to have fun with my clients and work towards building long term relationships.
-In your opinion, what is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is having customers come back year after year because they loved the experience we provided them.

His picks:
-The Maui Jim Longitude is an exceptional fitting frame for smaller faces with higher prescriptions. I absolutely love mine!
-The Jimmy Choo 226 is a gorgeous champagne color with rose gold accents. Compliments most skin tones. All you need to go with your Jimmy Choo purse!

Kevin Dixon from IRIS Bow Valley Square, Calgary, picked two styles: the Maui Jim Longitude and the Jimmy Choo JC226


Debby Wickens, Optician and Manager, IRIS Iberville, Québec

-How long have you been working at IRIS?
I have been working at IRIS since 2004, so it’s been 15 years!
-Aside from the world of optics, what are your passions/hobbies?
For the past two years, I have been working out a lot whenever I have free time. I also like reading and spending time with my family and friends.
-What do you, on a daily basis, that ensures that your patients get to experience better vision?
I like to take the time to really get to know my clients. After 15 years, I developed great affinity with them and it allows me to meet their needs and tastes.
-In your opinion, what is the best part of your job?
I love helping our patients pick their new glasses, especially when they are opened to new styles and new trends. It's always fun to help someone pick out a fresh new look.

Her picks:
-I love the FYSH 3608 with its rectangular shape and translucent two-tone colour, this frame can bring a classic yet trendy style to the woman who wears it.
-I like the Hugo Boss 1049 because of its double bridge that offers a very current and trendy style.

Debby Wickens from IRIS Iberville, Québec, picked two styles: the FYSH 3608157 and the Hugo Boss 1049

 

Sandra Mageau, Optician and Manager, IRIS Edmonton Alberta

-How long have you been working at IRIS?
I’ve worked at IRIS now for 8 years
-Aside from the world of optics, what are your passions/hobbies?
Aside from optics I love watching sports and spending time with my friends and with my grandson.
-What do you, on a daily basis, that ensures that your patients get to experience better vision?
On a daily basis I try to learn as much I can about the products that are available to us so that I can educate our patients on what is best for their vision needs.
-In your opinion, what is the best part of your job?
To me, the best part of the job is the interaction I have with the patients and seeing how a new pair of glasses can make such a big difference to them. 

Her picks:
-I like the Michael Kors MK 3031 because of its preppy look and how it conveys this brand’s glamorous and timeless appeal.
-I like the EVATIK 9172 because of its sleek shape and its natural wood look.
Sandra Mageau from IRIS Edmonton, Alberta, picked two styles: the Michael Kors MK 30317 and the EVATIK 9172