What Are You Wearing?: Salle Opticians, Atlanta, Georgia


Wendy Salle, owner


Wendy has been in the industry for 31 years. She came to the U.S. from England in 1987 and worked for an optician. She loved the job so much she apprenticed and became a licensed optician two years later.

She owns 12 pairs of frames.

FRAMES / Kirk and Kirk Polly in color SP2
LENSES / Shamir Autograph 3 transition lens with AR

“I love the shape and I’ve never had so many compliments on a pair of glasses. They are made of 100 percent acrylic, so they are super lightweight and don’t need a lot of adjusting.”

Yvette Cagan

Yvette has been in the optical business for 23 years and started at a store in St. Thomas selling high-end sunglasses. She graduated to optical when she moved to Atlanta and has worked for Salle Opticians for 13 years.

She owns seven pairs of glasses and two sunglasses.

FRAMES / Shamballa Asana in black/tort
LENSES / Shamir Auto 3 with transitions and AR

“I love the rose gold accents and inlay on the temples.”

Vicki Hamilton

licensed optician

Vicki has been in the industry for 15 years. She started in big box optical but found she preferred private practice better.

She owns seven pairs of eyewear.

FRAMES / Dita Mikro in black/gold
LENSES / single vision AR lenses

“I love the craftsmanship of the Dita frames and the fashion forward feminine shape.”

Bob Reynolds

technical director

Bob joined Salle Opticians 29 years ago, straight from opticianry school.

He owns over 30 pairs of glasses, 10 being current styles.

FRAMES / Lunor 244 in grey tort
LENSES / Shamir Autograph 3 with AR

“I like the classic shape with a twist on the traditional tortoise.”

Jaimie Friedlander

apprentice optician

Jaimie has been in the industry two and a half years. She walked in to a store to buy readers and ended up asking the manager for a job. She is now an apprentice optician.

She owns five optical pairs of eyewear and two pairs of sunglasses.

FRAMES / Blake Kuwahara Lifesaver in tortoise
LENSES / Autograph 3 with AR

“I like them because they are funky and quirky.”