Make eyewear fun
We enjoy helping our customer select the right frames and lenses. Our experienced staff of opticians will explain your options and arrange a selection of eyewear that match your needs, lifestyle and personality.
Raymond Haisch | ABOC, Certified Optician
Came to Minneapolis in ’88 as part of the Colorado Connection. Graduated from MCAD in ’92. Got my foot in the door at SPECS OPTICAL via Kelly. Love to spend my free time with great friends, my wife, Kim, and my honey-bunny of a daughter, Charbella.
Bonnie Gilson | ABOC, Certified Optician
Started at SPECS OPTICAL in 2001—over 20 years of experience as an optician. Native of Chicago. Favorite color: orange. Favorite candy: Jelly Belly Jelly Beans. My little boy, Bennett, is the love of my life.
Steven Hopp | ABOC, Certified Optician
Started with John and Nancy almost 20 years ago, and with SPECS OPTICAL in ’03. Favorite color: IRREVERENCE. I am a hick from the schtikz!
Andrew Losinger, | ABOC, Certified Optician
Since I’ve been 17, I’ve been in optical. Joined SPECS OPTICAL in 1997, while studying at the University of Minnesota. Graduated, but never left SPECS OPTICAL. Come in and you’ll see why. Love really bad horror flicks and yoga.
Kelly Schmidt | ABOC, Certified Optician
Started at SPECS OPTICAL in 1998, and have been slaving away ever since. I love what I do. Like to go for walks, to fish and to spend time with my family and friends. Favorite color: green. 1993 South West High School graduate—been a South-Side Girl my whole life.
Jenny Leraas | ABOC, Certified Optician
Worked as an optician since 2000, in far and away places—San Francisco and Vail, Colorado. Joined SPECS OPTICAL in ’07. When not working, you’ll find me at the lake with my best buddy Hank—my beloved pooch.
Lisa Jacobson | ABOC, Certified Optician
Newest member of the SPECS OPTICAL family with over ten years of optical experience. Originally from the Willamette Valley, I have an appreciation for small production Pinot Noir and hand-crafted optical frames.
Our doctors of optometry make annual vision exams enjoyable. Feel at ease while your eyes are examined in the comfortable environment of SPECS OPTICAL.
Dr. Reena Madhok | Optometrist
Graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry in Columbus. Practicing optometrist for over 18 years. Loves fitness, fashion and her garden.
Dr. James Buchli | Optometrist
Graduate of Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Practicing optometrist for over 33 years. Loves photography, attending art events at the Walker, and his dog, True.
Several times a year, Nancy and John travel to eyewear shows around the world, taking note of the latest trends and catching lunch with the designers. They've also been known to share their favorite restaurant and destination advice with friends and customers—if you catch them in town!
John Oliva | Owner + ABOC, Certified Optician
NYC kid, moved to Minnesota in ’86. Purchased SPECS OPTICAL in ’95 with Nancy. When not working at the shop, I’m riding my bicycle, motorcycle, or traveling—preferably near the ocean.
Nancy Krant | Owner + Business Manager
A good ol’ Minnesota farm girl, who purchased SPECS OPTICAL with John in ’95. I take care of the business end of the shop. But when I’m not stuck at my computer, I like to travel with John, enjoy my garden, and play with Emma, THE DOG.