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Eye Center To Open Optical Boutique, Clearwater

Rowan Eye Center of New Port Richey plans to open an optical boutique in downtown Clearwater in early 2012. The eye center, which was founded in 1981 by Dr. Patrick Rowan, was taken over by his son Carey Rowan, M.D. in 2001 and has been treating patients for three decades. Due to the center’s success, the family run business is now gearing up to open its first optical store.
 
“At our store in downtown Clearwater, we will be providing prescription eyewear and specialized lenses that I don’t think many people know about,” says Pam Rowan of the Rowan Eye Center. “You should have different lenses for fishing, bike riding, golfing and computer reading. We will offer the appropriate lenses for all of these activities at the store. We will even offer prescription lenses for mask goggles. ”
 
Rowan says she and her husband plan to open the store in either January or February of next year. In preparation for the opening, Rowan says she is already interviewing candidates.
 
“We will be hiring two optometrists, two to three opticians and two clerical staff for our new store,” Rowan says. “We also hope to open up other boutiques in the area and will hire staff for those stores as well.”
 
While the Rowan Eye Center in New Port Richey focuses on eye diseases and surgery, the optical boutique will focus on fashion.
 
“We want to provide customers will fashionable and trendy eyewear,” Rowan says. “The downtown Clearwater location is the perfect place to do that, it’s a great place for this kind of business. ”
 
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Pam Rowan, Rowan Eye Center

Read more articles by Kimberly Patterson.

Kimberly Patterson is a news editor for 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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