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Fort Collins is Better Because of Edge Optics

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Edge Optics is owned by Mason and Mindy Bryant. Mason and Mindy are a young, fun couple with a beautiful family. They are uniquely Colorado-chic and 100% child friendly.

When you think of values most Coloradans share, you may think of sustainability, outdoor living, recycling, and helping one another. Edge Optics epitomizes Colorado values.

When I met Mindy and Mason, I was immediately drawn to them. It was clear that they care about people. I never felt like a potential sale or just some customer. Mindy asked me about myself, my life, what I do, and the things I care about.

The kindness and care these two demonstrate is certainly one of the secrets to their success.

To know Edge Optics, you have to know that Mason didn’t decide to become an optometrist because he thought it would be a good way to make money. Mason set out to help people.

In Mason’s senior year of high school his eyes were attacked by a disease known as AMPEE or if you like science, Acute Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy. This disease stole Mason’s vision entirely only months before graduating high school. Mason was blind for three months.

Mason’s family did what they could to find tutors to help him and read to him. They struggled to find a solution to help Mason attend college.

They were unsure if he would be able to attend school at all.

Thankfully, Mason’s eyesight returned after those challenging three months.

Due to Mason’s personal struggle with vision loss, his life was set on a career path to help others that suffer with vision impairment.

Today Mason and his wife Mindy are the proud owners of Edge Optics and love providing eyewear for the Colorado lifestyle. Edge Optics boasts a generous selection of active eyewear, safety frames, fashion eyewear, and everyday Colorado eyewear.

Whatever your budget, Edge Optics has an eyewear solution for you. Adult frames start as low as $55 and top quality high fashion frames are also available under $400.

We can’t talk about Edge Optics eyewear without mentioning some of the local, sustainable, and philanthropic brands they offer. Most people know about TOMS shoes, but fewer people know that TOMS one-for-one model is also used with glasses and is one of the many brands Edge Optics represents. Stop in and check out MODO eco-friendly eyewear, and local eyewear from Native brand from Denver and Zeal brand from Boulder.

Fort Collins would not be what it is without companies like Edge Optics and people like Mindy and Mason.

Edge Optics is continuously involved in local community events. Some recent events Edge Optics has hosted or been a major contributing partner with are Yoga After Hours that supports Sproutin’ Up, an organization focussed on helping low-income families in Larimer County have better access to healthy food, and an Alzheimers 5K walk to raise some serious money for the Alzheimers Association. Edge Optics also helps with Lion’s Club and donates used eyewear to those in need in our community.

I know these are only a few examples, but Mason and Mindy always have their hands in something! Keep an eye out for upcoming service opportunities with Edge Optics. A couple events in store for the future include a clothing drive for the homeless and potentially a pay-it-forward day and a free vision day.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to help these wonderful people and business owners continue to transform our community through their service and generosity.

Join us #livinglifewithedge.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this. I am thrilled to share the stories of great brands. If you or your company have a story worth sharing with the public, please get in touch. I would love an opportunity to talk with you about it. Contact me day or night at ryan@storyon.co and @RyanTCheck on Twitter.

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