Upscale artistry meets quality eye care.
Local optometrist Dr. Lauren Agnew recently opened her third Eye Wares location on Magazine Street in the Uptown area of New Orleans. A luxury eyewear boutique, optometry practice, and dry eye treatment center, Eye Wares has quickly expanded since its first location opened in March 2020. The new location at the corner of State and Magazine Streets was designed by JL Studios, and officially opened in early June.
Inspired by her passion for artwork and expertise in optometry, Dr. Agnew’s vision was to create an inviting eyewear collection with an elite array of luxury designer frames and funky independent eyewear. The new flagship location’s window displays illustrate a sophisticated, upscale optical approach combined with a luxurious and clinically pristine atmosphere. JL Studios’ design represents “art-deco meets modern”, and pairs both contemporary & traditional architectural elements with striking linework and elegant pops of color, resulting in an inviting and open space.
“The Eye Wares Magazine location is our vision for a transformative eyewear boutique experience,” says Dr. Agnew. “From the second customers walk in the door for new frames, sunglasses, an eye exam or dry eye treatment, they will feel like they’ve entered another world. It’s a feast for the eyes. I have hand-assembled some of my favorite lines that I believe represent the artistic, diverse, stunning aesthetic of New Orleans culture.”
Collectively, Eye Wares has the largest, most diverse selection of designer and independent eyewear in the Greater New Orleans area. Whether one craves the colorful edgy designs of l.a. Eyeworks or the glamorous style of Cartier or Gucci, this exclusive retailer for those brands and other optical artists from around the world will meet the needs of any eyewear aficionado.
Advanced Eye Care
Aside from eye exams and vision correction, Agnew’s optometry practice has invested in the most advanced eye care technology. For example, patients can avoid dilation with Optomap retinal imaging. It allows our optometrists to conduct a full vision assessment, identifying any underlying issues in patients’ eyes, even during the early stages.
Dr. Agnew also established the first Dry Eye Treatment Center in the area. Dry eye syndrome affects around 16 million Americans. This condition can appear at any age and with many health conditions. Prescription eye drops or ointments may provide some temporary relief. For chronic dry eye, Eye Wares is equipped with dry eye professionals, Morpheus8 Radio Frequency, and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Therapy) treatment options. Originally designed for treating skin conditions and wrinkles, these options are a safe and effective way to get long-lasting relief from dry eye symptoms with no downtime.
Eye Wares also has locations in Mandeville and Old Metairie. New patients, Saturday appointments and insurance are accepted at all locations. Patients can book appointments online at eyewaresnola.com.
Eye Wares – Uptown New Orleans: (504) 830-5911, 6001 Magazine Street, Suite C, New Orleans, LA 70118