We recently got back from a trip to Milan, Italy. It is our 20th wedding anniversary next month and there was an international vision/eyewear show, called MIDO, being held there in Milan. I’ve always dreamed of going to an international show AND Italy…it just needed to happen. I closed the shop for a few days […]

I sometimes hesitate to instruct long-time eyeglass wearers, at their fitting appointments, in how to care for their new glasses, but we can all use little reminders and may not know everything, right? And, you are paying me to be the expert….so here goes. With the purchase of new eyewear, I will provide lens cleaning […]

Soooo, you want to get new glasses…all you have to do is find the perfect frame, right? Have fun shopping, order online, whatever…any frame will work, right? Nope. Not only do we need to make sure the frame fits your bridge, the width of your face, the length of the temples are correct to reach […]

The process to order glasses from Specs by Kyla, as well as local optometrist recommendations

Brought this plant friend from home…like most everything else in my shop, it has meaning. It was a gift from a former employer 12 years ago, she’s a bonsai ficus. When we lived near Asheville, NC, I helped an optometrist open a brand new practice, part of my job duties were watering and babying the […]

That is a question I receive every day, usually more than once. It’s a good question. The short answer is no, however I can submit an out-of-network claim form for you and your insurance company will usually reimburse you within 2-4 weeks. Why not? The long answer…gets out soap box… First of all, I don’t […]

Ahlem is my newest frame line, I’m so excited to have it in my shop! It was a bit of a leap for me – as I figure out my Atascadero and north county clientele, but I’m all in and I’m going to keep jumping – leaping – trusting I know my stuff. 😉 Ahlem […]

At Specs, I’ve committed to only carrying independent eyewear lines. What does this mean? Most of the popular brand names you see in eyewear are owned by one large monopoly. They own stores, they own insurance companies, they own lens labs. They have purchased the brand rights and mass produce eyewear and charge way more […]