Walking into an eye-glass store, the last thing you would expect out of your experience is to gain a sense of excitement or an episode of high stimulation; for the most of us at least. Conversely, for April Habig, the managing partner at International Optique, it’s a different case, and for justifiable reasons too. International Optique, located in Central Plaza, Salmiya, is inclusive of all necessary products achieving both functionality and appearance.
Men’s Passion decided to speak with April, in order to gain a sense of understanding on the uniqueness of The Gallery. Upon entering The Gallery, it became apparent why it was labeled as so; the glasses sold in the fashion quarter were not your everyday styles- the majority were handmade works of art. From David Yurman’s pieces inclusive of unique jewelry and cable-like silver frames, to Judith Leibers’ one-of-a-kind embellishments, and finally to the collaborations of Linda Farrow and her boxed gift-items, only the finest items are displayed. The best part? They have made the season’s selections for you through extensive research on the latest styles and through knowledge of the best-selling products in Kuwait.
The Gallery at International Optique also contains various sports glasses. For motorcyclists, there are a number of glasses committed to their eye safety and the wearer’s protection from wind can be tested using a wind tunnel. Similarly, shooters and hunters can purchase glasses with different lens tints which can improve performance of their activities. Furthermore, glasses for swimmers, bicyclists, and those involved in sports can find their exclusive set directed towards the protection of their eyes whilst looking trendy at the same time. Surprisingly, a large selection of surgical loupes can also be found within The Gallery, as a large demand was shown by medical students and doctors alike in the country.
The beauty of The Gallery lies not only in its products, but through the efficiency and ease of purchase. The entire floor of the mall is dedicated solely to International Optique, so you are able to get a check-up for your eyes, attain spectacle fitting services, and receive your personalized glasses made swiftly through their skilled technicians located just next door. Furthermore, the staff consists of 30 qualified specialists, who take their time in order to explain the functionalities of all products, and to find the right fit for each customer.
It’s no wonder that this family-run business has become so successful over the years. Their ability to offer the latest trends in eyewear without compromising visual requirements has placed International Optique at a superior ranking among other opticians in Kuwait. Amid its calm ambience, their convenient services, the accessibility of purchase, and distinction of their items, there is no reason to look elsewhere when searching for visionary products tailored to your particular taste.
International Optique is located in Central Plaza, Salmiya, on the Mezzanine floor of the mall.
First Published in Men's Passion Issue #38 March 2012