My father would always say, “Keep your options open”. So at his suggestion, I applied for an ‘ophthalmic dispensing optician permit’. In 1970 I was attending college in pursuit of an art and psychology degree. Always in need of pocket change for gas and art supplies, a job working in the family optical business made perfect sense….who knew it would become my life’s work.
What had started out as a part time job has become my life’s ambition…and passion
In 1978, with the support of my parents, I opened my own business, Susan Valenza Optician, Inc.