Eye Bar Houston, an Optometrist With a Twist

2015 is gearing up to be a great year and I’m so happy to feature a new segment on the blog. Since I’m new to Houston, I’ve decided to get out there and visit the trendiest shops the city has to offer and feature them on the blog. This way you’ll know exactly where to go when you’re in Houston and you can tell them Patty sent you 😉

The first featured shop on Style By Patty is Eye Bar Houston. How did I find them? Instagram of course. I saw they were offering make up make overs with Jentry Kelley Cosmetics and decided to go in for a glam session. Once I arrived, I realized it was so much more than just your run of the mill eye doctor’s office. Have you ever thought of your optometrist’s office as a one stop shop for all your eye wear and glam needs? I doubt it and neither did I until I walked into Eye Bar. I had a chance to speak with the owner of Eye Bar Houston, Dr. Sheena Garner about this innovative and trendy shop.

Dr. Sheena Garner, Photo by Quy Tran Photography

Dr. Sheena Garner, Photo by Quy Tran Photography

When did you open Eye Bar?
EYEBAR’s soft opening was January 1st 2015 however, I’m waiting to cut the ribbon once everything is fully functional. We already offer medical eye exams, luxury eyewear, lash extensions and makeovers. We’ll be adding botox, permanent makeup and eyebrow waxing/threading soon.

What motivated you to open your own shop?
I bought an existing optometry practice about 4 years ago InSight EyeCare. The practice is more medically based and is located off of 290. While I love treating eye disease, I found myself having the most fun playing in glasses with patients. It’s really fulfilling for me to help someone gain self confidence and I found a way to do that through eyewear. To me, the eyes really are the window to the soul and I wanted to be able to enhance their beauty in every way possible. With that in mind EYEBAR was born.
Forget the old ways of typical eye exams, this is luxury medicine. A general exam with me encompasses a health evaluation, complimentary touchup with Jentry Kelley Cosmetics and personal eyewear styling. I believe that a woman needs a beautiful canvas before she can pick the perfect accessory for her face.

What has been the most surprising thing about having your own business?
Its HARD!!! There are many laboring hours, blood, sweat and tears. I’ve had many sleepless nights and multiple meltdowns. EYEBAR is my baby and even though it’s tough at times, it’s worth every minute!.

eb7Bronzed Beauty and Jentry Kelley Cosmetics are also available at Eyebar, what motivated you to bring them into your shop?
I cannot say enough about Jentry Kelley and her cosmetics! Her make up transforms you, she’s an amazing business woman and an even better friend.

Bronzed Beauty by Ashley Fink recently joined the team. I am a sucker for a bronze glow and she gives the best spray tan I have ever had. I wanted to share the love with my clients.

Describe your everyday customer.
It’s across the board with both men and women ages 20-87. We love everyone and take pride in our customer service. It’s our goal to make everyone feel special when they walk in the door. After all, it’s their time of complete pampering.

Name some items in your store you would recommend to your customers.
It all depends on the customer. I have very exclusive eyewear like Matsuda and Alain Mikli. As well as the more trendy brands like Tom Ford, Balenciaga to the main stays like Persol and Ray Ban.

What brands do you carry?
Tom Ford, Balenciaga, Tods, Mont Blanc, Roberto Cavalli, Miu Miu, Persol, Gstar, Chloe, Spectacle EyeWorks, Benner, Ray Ban and Modo

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What does style mean to you?
Style is whatever gives a person confidence. It’s all about empowerment and feeling like a million bucks.

Who’s your favorite fashion icon?
I’d have to say CoCo Chanel which is probably not that original but she was a genius in her time.

What’s your favorite item in your closet right now?
That’s a tough one because my mood and my style are constantly evolving but I’d have to say my black leather pencil skirt. For my day look I can pair it with a loose sweater, plain tee or button up. I’ll spice up my evening look with a fitted backless top or a trendy crop. The combinations are endless with that skirt. <3

Thank you so much to Dr. Sheena Garner for taking the time to speak with me. eb9

Not only have I recently become a new patient of Dr.Garner (I needed to find a good optometrist), I’m a huge fan of everything they do there. I’ve never seen a shop quite like this before and I’m so happy I came across this Houston optometrist with a twist and Eye Bar Houston!

I highly recommend stopping in and trying on some eye wear in front of that AMAZE GlamCor mirror with Dr. Garner, touch up your make up with Jentry Cosmetics, get your spray tan on and let them know Patty sent you 😉

Keeping it Confident – Patty

Ps. My glam session with make up artist Katie was amazing *see picture below*

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