FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — The Valley’s newest eyewear company is giving back to local animal shelters, one pair of frames at a time.
SPEX Eyewear Inc. was started by Christy Chand and her husband with a vision to help those who serve our population of homeless animals.
Having worked at an animal shelter herself, Chand was inspired by her fur family.
Since launching in April this year, SPEX has donated proceeds to shelters in the Valley, including Animal Compassion Team, Bambi’s Army, Cat House on the Kings and, most recently, the Valley Animal Center.
“I try to focus on the little rescues that really need our help, not that the big ones don’t, but I think name recognition can help them bring in more money,” says Chand.
To avoid overhead and minimize costs for the customer, the glasses are exclusively sold online.
Choose from one of 28 frames available in different colors.
A size chart and virtual try-on options are available on the site, but Chand is aware that the online shopping experience can be overwhelming, so she aims to make the shopping experience user-friendly.
“You can just email me your frame size and I can send you recommendations or if you don’t know your frame size I can teach you how to measure your face,” Chand says.
Whether you need polarized or blue light blocking, SPEX meets all lens selections.
Price updates as you make your changes.
If you need corrective lenses, these can be downloaded from the site before choosing the designated shelter you would like your donation to go to.
There are also SPEX friends discount codes available that immediately send 10% of your purchase to this rescue.
“It’s really easy and a great way to get quality glasses that will last but also, more importantly, help people who help animals,” says Chand.
If you want to see the executives in person, SPEX will be at the Valley Animal Center adoption event on Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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