Comings & Goings: Optometrist replaces jewelry store
By Daina Saleh For The Sun March 15, 2013 10:42AM
Dr. Adam Black's optometrist practice, Couture Vision, located in the heart of Naperville, is as contemporary in its services as the hand-designed logo and minimalistic interior design. -submitted-
Where: 232 S. Washington St., Naperville
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: 1548 Bond St., suite 104, Naperville
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Where: 1266 Chicago Ave., Naperville
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday
Updated: April 18, 2013 6:22AM
Couture Vision, 232 S. Washington St., opened in October, the day of the Naperville downtown trick-or-treat event. What a welcome!
Dr. Adam Black, owner and optometrist at Couture Vision, knew from a young age that he wanted to become an optometrist.
“My own eyes were fairly bad,” Black says. “So I grew up knowing about it and had that interest.”
Opening his own office came after five years of employment with an optometry chain.
“I wanted to spend more than the scheduled 10-minute appointments most chains give,” Black explains. “I want to spend 45 minutes with someone, get to know my patient.
Black says he includes the procedure of dilating the patient’s pupils in every exam.
“We do a very thorough exam and dilate the patient,” he says. “This gives me a much better idea of the patient, and allows me to see potential health issues often before other symptoms appear.
“They say eyes are the window to the soul. I say, eyes are the window to the body.”
Couture Vision not only employs highly advanced technology but also is a paper-free office. Black and his two ophthalmic technicians also are happy to help their patients or customers coming in with prescription choose the perfect frame from an ever-changing selection of more than 1,000 models.
“Cat eyes are coming back,” Black adds. “I’m a firm believer that glasses are not only functional but style is important. If you don’t love your glasses, you are not going to wear them.”
Couture Vision can bill medical insurance for many of their services and also accepts major vision carriers.
“We will work with our patients to find the best solution,” Black says.
Black is from a small town in southern Illinois, so the Naperville downtown location was a perfect fit from the start. Previous tenants, Azar Jewelry & Bazaar, were looking to get out of their lease at the time. “I like the community feel,” Black says.
Nexeon moves here
Nexeon Inc., an IT consulting and service company, opened in October in the DynaCom Center at 1548 Bond St., suite 104.
Prasad Karcherla, president and CEO, founded the company in 1998 with a group of professionals comprised of some of the biggest companies in the business.
Nexeon aims to be a one-stop solution for IT needs, including application development and support, resource augmentation services, HR and recruiting services, and offshore outsourcing consulting and advisory services, according to a press release.
“We recently started our international branch,” says Karcherla, adding they want to hire in technical and sales positions.
Karcherla says the Naperville location was chosen because it is a nice suburb to live and work in. Nexeon Inc. makes charitable contributions to Goodwill, Morningstar Charities, Purple Heart and the Salvation Army.
This independently owned furniture store has been selling new and gently used furniture, accent and decor items for a couple of years at 1266 Chicago Ave., and is now adding an extension to its location.
Andrea Lindsley, owner and founder, initially conceptualized the store based on her own experience after several moves with her family.
“I wanted a marketplace to supply good quality but at less cost,” Lindsley says. “I like that local money is kept local money.”
The additional space will serve two purposes: DIY workshops will be increasingly offered by local artists and employees, and Restyle is introducing its own collection called R and R.
“R and R stands for rustic and refined, rest and relaxation,” Lindsley says. “We want to blur the distinction between retail and resale.”
Check their website or Facebook page for upcoming events.
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