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L’optique has been WNC's go-to independent optical boutique since 2001. Specializing in unique frames and the latest lens technology, we aim to be an oasis for those in search of high quality eyewear.
All of the frame brands that we carry are exclusively designed with quality in mind. Try on a pair by Theo or Face A Face; you will feel the distinct difference in quality, comfort, and design. We carry lines such as: Anne et Valentin, Oliver Peoples, Theo, Jacque Marie Mage, Kuboraum, Mykita, Lafont, Francis Klein, Kirk and Kirk, Bevel, Retrospecs, Lindberg, Thierry Lasry, Wissing, Face A Face, 2.5 eyephorics, Orgreen, Gazal.....and more! We can't wait to share our unique love for unique specs. We truly have eyewear like nowhere.
Our eyewear is timeless and durable. Our staff is well trained and provide individualized consultations. Our doctor is thorough and holistic.
What more could you ask for?
We're the ladies of L'optique, here to make your every eyewear dream a reality.
Meet the staff
In the fall of 2001, Janice Gibbs brought decades of licensed optical experience to downtown Asheville. Coming from humble beginnings, L'optique has grown to become a staple, not only in Asheville, but in the luxury eyewear community world-wide.
Janice has traveled from New York City to Europe to hand pick the specially curated inventory, and has carefully selected employees that elevate your shopping experience.
In 2018, Janice opened our second location in Biltmore Village which has allowed L'optique to expand their inventory and to further develop relationships with their adored customers.
In her free time, she is a woman of many hobbies and creative skills. From canvas painting to refurbishing her camper, she likes to stay busy. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and maltipoo, Tallulah.
Favorite line: Blake Kuwahara
Hannah is our powerhouse manager and a licensed L'optician.She has worked at L'optique since 2009. As the daughter of Janice Gibbs, it is no surprise that the love of eyewear would run through her veins. She is passionate about luxury fashion lines and devoted to the growth of L'optique. In her free time, she enjoys entertaining in her cozy backyard and relaxing with her dog Tucker.
Favorite line: Rigards
Meghan is a licensed L'optician and our manager. In 2013 she started her optical career with us and quickly realized her love for the technical aspect of optics. She is a fanatic about design and is meticulous in her pursuit to make the perfect pair of specs.
An Asheville native, she loves the mountains but has a passion for British culture and dogs. Her perfect afternoon involves plant shopping followed by some quality conversation with friends over hot tea.
Favorite line: Anne et Valentin
Franky is a L'optician apprentice as of 2018.
She enjoys working with clients to find their perfect specs, but is also a lens-tinting enthusiast.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading books, and singing in her synth-wave duo, Cold Choir. They go on tour this spring! She also loves animals and cooking vegan food.
Favorite Line: Jacques Marie Mage
Haley is our marketing & P.R. guru, as well as a
L'optician apprentice. She has been with us since 2018 and in her time with us, she has cultivated relationships and fitted glasses for our celebrity clientele. A big-city girl at heart, she spends a lot of her time in New York City and Atlanta.
When she's not jet-setting, you can find her about town, spreading L'optique love, or at a Friends of the Smokies event. And is always accompanied by her chocolate lab Hooch.
Favorite line: Theo
Brooke is a L'optician apprentice, and has been with us since 2019. Soon after starting with us, she realized her love for the technical side of the optical world, and is enjoying learning the craftsmanship that goes into making a beautifully completed pair of glasses.
Her days off are filled with hiking to hidden waterfalls, tending to her garden, and exploring her love of music.
Favorite line: Mykita