Spring weather is finally peaking around the corner. That means we get to spend some time outside doing the things we’ve missed all winter long. Taking little adventures to the local park, going for a bike ride along the beach, or simply taking a stroll around the neighborhood. Take a minute to check out your local small businesses along the way. Remember, these are the places where people who strive to provide you the best service, quality and experience welcome you.

Any time you walk through the door of a small shop, you’re likely to be greeted instantly. Questions are answered to the best of their knowledge, and if they don’t know the answer, they’ll find it. If they don’t have what you’re looking for, they’ll find out how to get it for you, or find similar recommendations. Most importantly, if problems arise with a product or service they provided, they’ll work with you to make it right. At Prism Optical Chicago, our goal is for you to find exactly what you’re looking for.

When you’re looking for quality products, a local business will do their best to ensure you receive them. They do this because they care about building trust with you. They want you to know they respect you and your time. That’s why they won’t try to push poor products on you. This will only make them look bad in the eyes of their neighbors, and result in a loss of business. We carry the best in quality lenses and eyewear along with products you won’t find at the big chains, Ovvo, Silhouette, and OGI.  If we don’t have what you’re looking for we’ll try to get it or find a great recommendation.

Small business owners do all of these things because they want you to be happy when you walk out their door. They take the time to find out what you like and don’t like. They’ll walk through a selection of products that fit your needs. All the while, getting to know more about you, and how they can make your experience a positive one. Walking down the aisles at a big chain, you’re lucky if a worker asks if they can help find something for you, much less make eye contact. We like to do things on a more personal level to keep you happy with your purchase and experience.

Stepping into our door, we aren’t just welcoming you into our optical shop, like many small businesses in the Old Irving Park neighborhood, we’re welcoming you into our home. Also, being part of the Six Corners Association means we believe in a strong sense of community. We don’t want you to feel like just another customer, we want you to feel like a guest. You’ll have our undivided attention, honest recommendations, and interest in what you’re looking for.