Monday, March 25, 2013

Seeing Clearly on Patrick Street



After a long hunt for a new city in which to reside, Dr. Maria Higgins found her answer rather unexpectedly. Thanks to a recommendation made by a 16-year old kid in a bike store, Higgins, owner of Unique Optique, landed in Downtown Frederick nearly 2 years ago.  Struck by downtown’s unique character, walkability, and the support available for local businesses, Higgins sold her optometry practice in Pittsburgh and opened up shop on West Patrick Street.

At Unique Optique, Higgins aims to create an experience that’s more fun, comfortable and happy than your average eye exam.  Her storefront is optometry meets creativity and style; where works of local artists hang among displays of eye glasses and customers are encouraged to step into the shop’s photo booth after picking out their new specs. What does Dr. Maria find most rewarding about her job?  “I love the moment when someone puts on their new glasses and finally sees what they've been missing.”

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