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Eyes on First Ave is owned and operated by Jamie Troster, who is a Licensed Optician in the State of New Jersey and a resident of Atlantic Highlands. Jamie has been in the Optical Industry for over 20 years. She started her career working in an Optical Laboratory and was responsible for the production and quality of all types of eyewear. Jamie was soon promoted to the position of Store Manager for a leading national optical retailer. For twelve years before opening Eyes on First Ave, Jamie was responsible for the management and overall successful operation of 25 Optical Stores in New York City and New Jersey. Jamie resigned her corporate position to pursue her dream of opening Eyes on First Ave in Atlantic Highlands.


Susan Thierry, who is also a Licensed Optician in the State of New Jersey, joined Jamie at Eyes on First Ave bringing her 30 years of experience in the optical industry to the store. Susan’s background reflects expertise in management, production of eyewear, interpreting prescriptions and helping clients choose the best possible frame and lens design to suite their individual needs.


Jamie’s Vision for Eyes on First Ave was to have an “upscale, yet casual” optical store, which would combine expert personalized customer care with fashionable, quality eyewear. Jamie chose the conveniently located Atlantic Highlands location so that the diverse needs of the town’s residents could be met, as well as the residents of the surrounding communities. To create the perfect environment, Jamie solicited the help of Designer and Business Identity Consultant, Theresa Gjertsen. Theresa’s exquisite talents helped Jamie transform her dream for Eyes on First Ave into a reality.


Eyes on First Ave is a full service optical store that prides itself on providing quality eyecare with prescription and non prescription eyewear. Comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings and contact lenses are available by an Independent Doctor of Optometry. Eye exams include a medical assessment through pupil dialation to check for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other eye anomalies. Please call the store to schedule appointments for eye exams.

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