Come this Spring, a new eye care option will be available for Duluthians and the surrounding communities when Zen Eye Care opens in Duluth.
Located at 2106 London Road, Zen Eye Care will be the third tenant to open in Endi, a new mixed-use development that recently was completed on the corner of London Road and 21st Avenue E. Endi's developer, Harbor Bay Real Estate, had set out on a mission from the very conception of the project to attract businesses and services that would benefit not only its residents, but also the surrounding community.
Zen Eye Care will do just that.
A DIFFERENT STYLE OF EYE CARE
The concept of "Enlightened Vision" is what will set Zen Eye Care apart from others. It is mean't to create a mindful experience in three main ways: by making the process more Efficient, more Personalized, and more Meaningful for their patients.
Efficient: Zen Eye Care welcomes the digital age by using the smartest portable, integrated, and accurate hand held technologies to create a streamlined eye exam. The optical eyewear inventory consists of well-researched trending shapes for men and women with the idea that they carry more colors in the better shapes. The optical will have an in-house lab to cut lenses on site. Zen Eye Care’s location provides convenient access, parking, and store hours.
Personalized: The concept of mindfulness during each visit is meant to concentrate on each individual relationship. This is an Eastern concept whereby visitors are served tea and meant to relax, have a conversation, and make a friend. Every patient will get a take home summary of their exam and will also be able to access their records on a secure patient portal any time they need it. The patient portal will also allow patients to schedule future exams at their convenience.
Meaningful: Zen Eye Care has established what they call the Zen Initiative. With this initiative Zen Eye Care makes donations to local non-profit programs based on a percentage of the dollars each patient spends. The cool thing? The patient decides where it goes. Products are sourced from independently owned companies and are chosen based on environmental impact and sustainability. All of the eyewear comes with a story of how they make a global impact. All visits are meaningful to Zen Eye Care and hopefully to each patient, because every dollar spent tells a story of how they are benefitting the local community. Every frame purchased will tell a story of how Zen Eye Care will help make an impact in the world.
Eric Bohjanen, Doctor of Optometry and Don Quada, Certified Optician are two guys from the Midwest who sat down after 16 years of experience in the eye care industry and combined their talents to create this entirely different model of eye care. The idea was to create a model that could give a one-stop full service eye exam and optical experience while also benefitting the community. More information will be available on their website at zeneyecare.com once the clinic opens this Spring.
Zen Eye Care is currently under construction and will be located just a few doors down from Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bagels at 2106 London Road.