MUSICEYES & EDGE

ALBERTA EYE CARE

MUSICEYES & EDGE
ALBERTA EYE CARE

Alberta Eye Care is the newest addition to the growing group of retail shops and restaurants located in the heart of the Alberta Arts District. If you haven’t set eyes on (pun intended) the storefront of the newest vision experts, then you have another thing coming. Alberta Eye Care is a full-service optometric practice that offers stylish frames, an in-house optical lab and a space for local artists to show off their work. Dr. Laura Armstrong, her wonderful husband, James, and their team are changing the way we think about eye exams altogether.As people who specialize in eyesight, the Alberta Eye Care team know that appearances are important. With it’s warm green walls, bright orange Eames chairs and hanging lights, Alberta Eye Care feels right at home in the Pacific Northwest. All of the glasses, which have been hand-selected by the team, are displayed in a custom-made wall comprised of reclaimed wood. When we stopped by, a little sap was still coming out of the wood—very rustic indeed!Encouraging the artistic culture of Alberta Street to thrive even in a doctor’s office, the team has set aside a space for local artists to show off their work. Currently, AEC has lined their hallway with artwork from Jessica Cornelius, a whimsical artist who channels the child within.After your visit with Dr. Armstrong, let her treat you to a glass of vino or beer to sip on while you search for your next pair of stylish frames (or better yet, a pair of sunglasses to encourage the winter sun to stay out a little longer). Take a look at their collection of Shauns Shades, modeled off of Tom’s shoes (for every pair of Shauns sold, the company will donate a pair of prescription glasses to someone in the developing world). Also, make sure to check out AEC’s in-house line, Community, which we just love, especially because AEC donates a percentage of each pair sold back into the Alberta community.Don’t have vision insurance? Dr. Armstrong and her gang know that the stylish baristas of the Portland world don’t always get insurance, so she offers discounts on eye exams and lenses.Alberta Eye Care2021 NE Alberta St.Portland, OR 97211(503) 384-2489