Beginning in 1998 Specs Around Town brought optical services and eyewear to their clients at home, the workplace or wherever a client requested. Owner, Julie Kubsch's bright blue Volkswagen beetle sporting her BUGEYZ4 license plate quickly became a distinct and conspicuous part of the Bloomington-Normal landscape.
Opening an eyewear boutique has been a continuing dream for Julie. In the fall of 2001 Specs Around Town Optical Boutique opened its doors. Located in the beautifully restored Emmett-Scharf Electric Co. building, the boutique is an eclectic mix of historical detailing and retro furnishings!
Specs Around Town features over 30 eyewear and sunglass collections, many exclusive and not found anywhere else in central Illinois. Many of their customers come from Peoria, Springfield, and Champaign IL simply because the selection is unique. The boutique also features jewelry, watches, and accessories.
No. Specs Around Town is a dispensing optical boutique owned by a certified dispensing optician. Eye exams are performed by your eye doctor, who is typically either an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
As your dispensing optician, we fill the eyewear prescription your eye doctor writes, the way a pharmacist might fill your medicine prescriptions.
Call your doctor and ask for a copy! The FTC regulates the release of prescriptions. The prescription release rule mandates the release of prescription to the patient and prohibits disclaimers or extra fees for the prescription. Then it is up to you to decide who you would like to fill your prescription. If you would like Specs Around Town can call your doctor and request a copy of your prescription for you!
You can definitely get your glasses from SAT. With all purchases we require payment in full. As of August 2019 we’re able to tell you exactly what your insurance will pay regardless of insurance network-VSP, Eyemed and others. We will effortlessly file your claim for reimbursement. No more paperwork for you. We do it all! Ask us how to utilize your vision plan benefits.
Does your employer offer a flexible spending plan or medical expense reimbursement? At year end, or anytime, don’t forget that your funds can be used on prescription glasses and sunglasses. Or perhaps a work specific design pair or a spare. Don’t let your money go to waste-if you don’t use it you lose it.
Get the eyewear you really want from the optical boutique of your choice!
Gift certificates in any dollar amount from Specs Around Town make the perfect birthday, anniversary, or holiday boss or employee gift. We will customize the perfect gift for you and your pocketbook.
Our Referral Program:
Receive a $25 credit with each of your first TWO referrals.
Refer THREE NEW clients who purchase eyewear and receive a one-time 20% off any additional purchase from our Boutique including jewelry, eyewear and accessories.
Multiple Pair Discounts:
You will receive 20% off complete pairs within 60 days of original purchase of prescription eyewear.
We encourage you to stop by our optical boutique in downtown Bloomington or call us at (309) 82-SPECS.