In fact we aren’t really a frame company at all. I am the Administrator of an eye care practice in NW Washington state. Cascadia Eyewear is the result of my frustration at the ever-rising cost of frames. We (independent eye care practices) were getting dogged online and in the media as ‘cheats’ due to these prices. We were losing patients because our prices were just too high and those patients were going online or to discount stores.
We knew we weren’t ‘cheats’--we were paying a lot for frames because that’s what Luxottica and the big guys offered. We needed to find a way to get frames for less without skimping on quality or style—no “America’s worst” for us! Better pricing was the ONLY way to keep our patients!
Independent eyewear, priced right
I dedicated months, took college courses, traveled around the world to learn all I could about frames. Where and how they are made, why they cost what they do, how to import, how to get better prices. The result--Cascadia Eyewear. I found if I took the risk, did the hard work and ordered in quantity, I could create for my patients beautiful, quality INDEPENDENT eyewear that was priced RIGHT.
A declaration of independence
We do not endeavor to be like Luxottica—who CAUSE the huge markup you may consider normal and accept. Since we are not a frame company, we don’t need to make these huge profits off the sale of frames to satisfy shareholders. We can offer them to our colleagues at surprisingly better prices than anyone is giving you now. All we want—like you--are quality, stylish frames at a reasonable cost so we can keep our patients and keep our practices profitable and growing. Period. To do this, we, an independent practice, declared our independence from Luxottica and the rest! And we invite you to join the movement. Perhaps you don’t have the time, inclination or stomach for risk that I had. Great news for you. I already did it for you. What’s the catch? In order for me to get these great prices and be able to design exclusive eyewear I have to order a minimum of 300 per model. It’s hard for one practice to sell through 300 of one model, so my excess is your good fortune. This truly is a unique opportunity for independent practices who want to carry wonderful, affordable frames with a story. Be a part of the story. Be independent. Contact us today for your Cascadia Eyewear collection.