l.a. Eyeworks Eyewear Chicago

l.a. Eyeworks was formed on September 9, 1979 by Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi, two high school friends who maintain a balance between friendship and partnership in business that most would aspire to. After spending years in the optical business they became trained opticians and opened up shop for private optical owners. Eventually, the dedicated duo  reconnected to open their very first frame fashion house on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. The rest is history in the making. Their collaboration in creativity would progress from purchasing unique frames that fit their guidelines to reshaping, sandblasting and hand-dying white and pale-colored frames until their designs were put into production, the first being The Beat. Barbara and Gai became innovators in diversity as they watched their creations being worn on Melrose Avenue and soon enough, cross-country.  
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