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Kens’ Eyewear has repeatedly been voted Advocate Best of the Valley Readers Poll.

With 4 store locations and a state of the art central laboratory, Kens’ Eyewear is the leading independently owned and operated full service optical company here in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.

Kens’ Eye Wear provides complete optical services in all four locations including: adjustments, repairs, safety eyeglassess, sportswear, sunglasses, eye examinations, contact lens fittings and much more.

Kens’ Eyewear “2 for 1″ Special is now AVAILABLE EVERY DAY!

Purchase a complete pair of prescription eyewear and receive a pair of CLEAR STANDARD PLASTIC SINGLE VISION LENSES and SPECIAL SELECTION frames FREE!

Adjustments and Repairs

Kens’ Eyewear offers professional eyeglass adjustments and repairs at all four convenient locations.

Safety Eyeglass Service

Kens’ Eyewear offers complete safety eyeglass programs for companies of any size. Kens‘ is contracted with local companies such as Lenox, US Post Office, Hasbro and many more. Kens’ will be happy to customize a package that will fit your company’s needs.

Express Service

Kens’ Eyewear offers emergency express service whenever possible (exclusively at our Springfield location).

Sportswear

Kens’ Eyewear offers a full line of sport enhancing eyewear and protective lenses for all sports. Fishing, shooting, golf, motorcycling, sailing, children’s sports and much more. Team or club discounts available.

Eye Examinations and Contact Lenses

Valley Eyecare has joined with Kens’ Eyewear to complete “The Full Spectrum in Optical Care”. Valley Eyecare is adjacent to all four Kens’ Eyewear locations. The husband and wife team of Dr. Andrew Maciaszek and Kim McGillicuddy set up Valley Eyecare as a “family practice”. They offer young to elder patients complete comprehensive eye examinations and eye care. Prompt appointments and personalized care set their practice apart from the long wait and technicians assistants of other practices. Expert contact analysis and fittings are also provided. Appointment necessary.

Our Products

Kens’ Eyewear offers designer frames, budget frames, childrens eyeglasses,sunglasses and a full line of lenses from companies such as Jill Stewart, Bill Blass, Perry Ellis, Oakley, Vera Bradley, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Transition, Drivewear, NuPolar, Carrera, Bolle, Wiley, Elizabeth Ardin, Hello Kitty, OnGuard, Safety-Vue Bolle Ciba, Sunsoft, Accuvue, Bausch & Lomb and more.

Frames

Kens’ Eyewear offers a complete selection of high quality eyeglass frames. From budget to designer frames and frames from around the world, Kens will help you find something for your budget, fashion choice and lifestyle.

Lenses

Kens’ Eyewear uses the best quality lenses from the most reputable manufacturers in the world. Single vision, bifocals, trifocals, progressive, work related lenses, polarized lenses and more are all available in the most current materials and designs the industry offers including digitaly designed lenses.

We offer the latest technology in tints and coatings. Anti Reflective Coatings, Changeable Transition, Polarized, Scratch Resistant, and UV Protection as well as a simple fashion tint are all available at Kens’.

Children’s Eyeglasses

Kens’ Eyewear selects their children’s frames with their active lifestyle and safety in mind. We carry durable frames and the most scratch and impact resistant lenses available.

Sunglasses

Kens’ Eyewear carries a full selection of non prescription sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection and polarized lenses. We also stock a complete selection of prescription polarized lenses in all colors, lens styles and materials available. Kens is an authorized dealer of Oakley sunglasses available in both prescription and non prescription.

Safety Glasses

Kens’ Eyewear offers eye safety protection for hospital staff, dental offices, and companies or for your workshop at home. Both prescription and non prescription are available.

Sportswear

Whether golfing, swimming or skiing, you name it, Kens’ Eyewear can provide you with the eyewear necessary for your hobby or sport.

Contact Lenses

Valley Eyecare provides expert contact lens analysis, fittings and training. They carry most major brands of contact lenses. Daily wear, planned replacement, bifocal contacts and toric fits are only some of your options for a positive contact lens wear experience.

Meet Our Staff

  • Ken Forni

    Licensed in 1974

    Ken attended Erie College – Buffalo, New York and graduated with a degree and license in ophthalmic dispensing. He worked locally in management positions for the Spectacle Shoppe and Alony Opticians. He then moved to th Boston area and became Assistant General Manager of the eight store chain Montgomery – Frost in Boston. Ken is experienced in all phases of optics from manufacturing to dispensing. He became business partners with Ken Gaspar and opened Kens’ Eyewear first branch in Springfield in 1980.

    Ken Gaspar

    Licensed in 1978

    Ken started his optical career in 1970 as apprentice journeyman at Jilson-Thoren central laboratory in Springfield. He finished his Master Journeyman degree at American Optical Southbridge in 1974. He worked for companies such as Jilson -Thoren, Alony Opticians, and The Spectacle Shoppe. Ken has worked from Central Mass to the Berkshires in all phases of optics including managing optical finish laboratories to managing retail dispensaries. He became business partners with Ken Forni and opened Kens’ Eyewear first branch in Springfield in 1980.

  • Bill Galarneau

    Licensed in 1987

    Bill began his optical career as an apprentice journeyman at Jilson – Thorens central laboratory – Springfield in 1971. He has worked all aspects of optics, from wholesale fabrication to management positions in historic companies such as Jilson-Thoren and Alony Opticians. Bill is the manager of our East Longmeadow store.

    Larry Pion

    Licensed in 1983

    Larry graduated from W.I.T.I. – Worcester with an Associates degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing. He received his license and went to work for Jilson-Thoren Opticians. He joined Kens’ Eyewear in 1985 and became the manager of our Northampton store. His expertise continues to keep Northampton one of our strongest branches.

  • Ron Hiltpold

    Licensed in 1969

    Ron began his optical career with Morrison Opticians in Northampton. He worked as a dispensing optician and furthered his career by becoming co-owner of the company. Ron has worked in all aspects of optics from lens fabrication to co- owner of a retail dispensary. Ron is the manager of our Westfield store.

    Liz Lempke

    Licensed in 1979

    Liz graduate from W.I.T.I. with an associate’s degree in ophthalmic dispensing. She started her career working with Magay and Barron in Worcester MA . After moving back to the area she worked for several independent optical stores and most recently with Dr. Hutt in Holyoke MA. She brings with her over 30 years expience in both the optical and retail fields.

  • Rick Bonasiak

    Licensed in 1978

    Rick started his optical career in 1973 at Bausch and Lomb laboratories in the lens fabrication department. He then apprenticed with Weir Opticians in Holyoke MA. He received his optical licence and moved on to become co-owner of the company for many years. Rick works in our Northampton Store.

    Lori Reynolds

    Licensed in 1993

    Lori has been a licensed optician for more than 20 years. She came to us from a local ophthalmology practice and has worked in both large and small optical shoppes. Lori possesses a vast knowledge of all the latest lens technologies available and expert skills in frame adjustment and repair. You will enjoy both her charming personality and great sense of fashion when selecting new eye wear. Lori works in all of Kens’ Eyewear branches.

  • Kerry Bilski

    Licensed in 1995

    Kerry has been with Kens’ Eyewear since 2010. Kerry prides herself on being able to help her clients choose stylish eye wear that will work with their prescription. Kerry spends most of her time in our Northampton store, although she occasionally visits both Springfield and Westfield. Her skills, ability, and personality have greatly added to the Kens’ Eyewear staff.

    Sandy Chambers

    Licensed in 2002

    Sandy began her optical career working at Campus Opticians.  She apprenticed and received her license in 2002.  After managing the store for many years Sandy comes to Kens’ Eyewear in East Longmeadow with great enthusiasm.

  • Kim Houle

    Office Asssistant

    Kim comes to Kens’ Eyewear with years of experience in an office setting.  Her skills keep the day to day operation of our Northampton location organized and efficient. Kim’s pleasant and positive attitude has a way of making all our customers feel welcome.

    Donna Bodurtha

    Administrative Director

    Donna started with Kens’ Eyewear in 1986 as a part time secretary in the Springfield office. Her abilities have advanced her to Administrative Director of the company overseeing all aspects of Kens’ internal business structure.

Locations

Please call or come visit Kens’ Eyewear at one of our four convenient locations in the Pioneer Valley of Western MA.

East Longmeadow

426 North Main Street
413-525-4888

Hours:
Mon – Wed: 9am – 5:30pm
Thurs: 9am – 7pm
Fri: 9am – 7pm
Sat: 9am – 2pm

Valley Eyecare
413-525-3010
By Appointment Only

Map & Directions

Northampton

152 North King Street
413-586-8456

Hours:
Mon – Wed: 9am – 5:30pm
Thurs – Fri: 9am – 7pm
Sat: 9am – 2pm

Valley Eyecare
413-584-3159
By Appointment Only

Map & Directions

Springfield

12 Hamburg Street
413-733-0867

Hours:
Mon – Wed: 9am – 5:30pm
Thurs: 9am – 7pm
Fri: 9am – 5:30pm
Sat: 9am – 2pm

Valley Eyecare
413-739-2759
By Appointment Only

Map & Directions

Westfield

41 Court Street
413-562-0763

Hours:
Mon – Wed: 9am – 5:30pm
Thurs: 9am – 7pm
Fri: 9am – 5:30pm
Sat: 9am – 2pm

Valley Eyecare
413-562-1645
By Appointment Only

Map & Directions

About Us

Ken Gaspar and Ken Forni (left to right)

Ken Gaspar and Ken Forni

Licensed opticians Ken Forni and Ken Gaspar opened the first Kens’ Eyewear store in 1980 with the promise to provide their customers with the best optical products at the lowest price possible. Every day they open their doors with that promise in mind.

Now with 4 stores and a state of the art central laboratory, Kens’ Eyewear is the leading independently owned and operated full service optical company in the area.

Experience

Kens’ Eyewear staff (which includes nine licensed opticians) has over 280 years combined experience in all phases of optics, from fabrication to dispensing. Degrees range from Guild Opticians to Master Journeymen.

Service

Kens’ Eyewear has four convenient locations. All of our branches offer professional adjustments and repair work. Most eyeglasses are completed within one week and emergency express service is available whenever possible.

Quality

Kens’ state of the art central laboratory guarantees quality work. The laboratory staff is second to none in their field. Kens offers a complete selection of lenses from the industries best manufacturers and a full selection of top quality designer frames from around the world.

Price

Kens’ everyday prices are extremely competitive, even with the so called “large chains”. Remember cheaper prices mean cheaper quality. We will not jeopardize our quality to undercut anyone.

Testimonials

My lens popped out of my frame and was run over by a car. I went to Kens’ Eyewear in Springfield and drove home with new lenses! It only took half an hour! I broke my glasses and got them back the next day. Kens’ Eyewear Express Service is an understatement! My ability in music reading is a major improvement since you went the extra mile in conferring with my doctor. You guys have never let me down going back to your first week in business!

Contact: 413-733-0867

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