The mission of Glimpse Vision in Hinsdale is two-fold: Offer the best selection of hand-crafted eyewear from around the world along with an integrative approach to eye care, incorporating the most advanced technology that leads to optimal vision.
Dory Kenna is an optician and partner with Glimpse Vision, managing the Hinsdale office. She has more than two decades of experience working in the field of optometry.
“I began working part-time for an optometry office in 1991 while I was in college, and I truly fell in love with the industry,” Kenna says. “Other than staying home for a number of years to raise my three boys, my career path has not veered from optical. I find it to be the perfect combination of medical knowledge, understanding current fashion trends, and creating long-term relationships through exceptional customer service opportunities.”
What differentiates Kenna from her competition is that being a partner, she has a vested interest in the success of the business as well as the satisfaction of the Glimpse clients. She also offers by appointment scheduling which accommodates clients who are unable to make it in during regular business hours.
“I prioritize patient care above all else to ensure our clients are happy with their experience at Glimpse. I think my ‘secret sauce’ in delivering outstanding service to our clients is the passion I have for what I do,” she says. “I truly find joy in forming relationships with our clients. I also understand that they are trusting me to use my expertise and knowledge to guide them to an amazing optical and eyewear experience.”
Kenna says what sets Glimpse Vision apart as a company is that they offer unique eyewear that is hand-crafted by small independent designers from all around the world.
The designers are selective in their decision as to who they allow to feature their products. While many optical businesses have one location making the frame selections and purchases for all of their offices, Kenna and her partners meet one-on-one with the representative from each of the collections they carry, making frame choices based on their specific demographic and overall client requests and needs.
Glimpse Vision’s integrated approach to eye care means working to treat everything that affects their customers’ overall vision. This includes comprehensive eye exam services, overall wellness, and matching prescription eyewear and contacts to fit lifestyle and occupational needs.
“We work with the most advanced lens technology available, giving our clients the best optical experience,” Kenna says. “We have a doctor who takes a wellness approach in her practice, introducing her patients to safer and healthier eye care products for the treatment and prevention of eye disease.”
Kenna began her optical career at Family Vision Care in LaGrange. In 1995 she joined Eyeland of St. Johns in downtown Hinsdale, which later evolved into Spex. Living in Western Springs with her family, Kenna loves her five-minute commute to the Glimpse Hinsdale store. This simple commute also makes it easy for her to meet with clients before and after hours.
Glimpse Vision is an active participant in the community and sponsors local events and fundraisers.
“It is important for us to support the Hinsdale community through participation in local events as well as philanthropic donations,” Kenna says.
Glimpse Vision is located at 12 E. First Street in Hinsdale, 630-325-2020, glimpsevision.com.