Meet the Owner: Dr. Joe Ales
Dr. Joe Ales, owner of OPTIK Birmingham, has been practicing optometry since 1986. He graduated from Albion College and went on to study at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Here are Dr. Joe’s thoughts about our boutique and our eye care service:
“I have an artistic sensibility and so do the opticians at OPTIK. Our patients recognize that and feel confident in our ability to find eyewear that is perfect for them.
In my travels to Rome, Paris, London, Vienna, and other major cities, I check out optical shops. Many may have a hip decor, but amazingly, they tend to carry the same product you’ll find in an American shopping mall – boring and unoriginal. At OPTIK, we carry many contemporary frame lines you won’t find at the mall; many you won’t find anywhere else in Michigan! These frame lines are truly hand crafted, not mass produced, and extremely well made.
The OPTIK formula is simple really. We offer original, high quality product to a sophisticated clientele in an environment befitting their lifestyle, their home environment.
We are thankful to receive “Best of” awards from local magazines and mentions in Lucky Magazine and Vintage Magazine. Stop in and take a look!”