Maple Grove Pearle Vision: Focusing on Local Community
Jul 25, 2016 04:10PM
● By Wendy Erlien
Maple Grove Pearle Vision owners Donna and Jim Hawley. (Photo provided by Pearle Vision)
When Donna and Jim Hawley became owners of Maple Grove Pearle Vision approximately six years ago, focusing on local community became a key element to their business.
Chances are you’ve seen Pearle Vision ingrained throughout Maple Grove, supporting local organizations and events.
“We like to give back and support community,” Donna said.
In addition to supporting community organizations, their staff has assisted with vision screenings at local schools, such as Park Brook, seeks out opportunities to provide vision and eye education options.
Before the start of the school year, Maple Grove Pearle Vision has several vision recommendations for families:
Is your child entering kindergarten? Every child should have an eye exam before their first day of school.
Exposure to sun and screen can have an impact on a child’s vision. Lenses with UV protection can help protect the eye from sunlight. Blue lenses can assist in helping the eye against the strain of digital device light.
When picking out frames and lenses for your child (prescription or nonprescription), consider lifestyle. For an active child, flexible frames might be an option.
Children need eye protection when playing sports. "A regular frame does not provide protection to the eye and surrounding area," Donna said. "In fact, it can cause serious injury. Sports frames do provide protection and are durable."
The Drive to be Number One
Their commitment to providing their customers a one-on-one, comprehensive experience, has earned the Maple Grove location the distinction of being named number one in sales in the United States for Pearle Vision for the last five years.
“We are number one for a reason,” Donna explained. In addition to customer service, she said a team of experienced professionals (including three full time doctors), an onsite lab, lenses bought locally, and “one of the best selection of frames in the Midwest” contribute to the team earning the honor.
"We offer complete vision care from comprehensive eye exams to contacts and high quality lenses and frames," Donna said. “It doesn’t matter your budget. Everyone is treated equally here - we have something for everyone."
Frames, for example, are “handpicked” by the Maple Grove Pearle Vision General Manager (and Hawley’s daughter) Brooke Edwards and the buyer. Brands range from Dior and Prada to unique boutique brands.
“We have one of the largest selection of frames in the Midwest,” Donna said.
The staff of the family-owned business continues to commit bringing full service eye care to the Maple Grove area.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve the customer experience,” Donna said.