We moved to St. Pete in 2004 for our banking careers and immediately
fell in love with our little city. We both worked for “Corporate America”
until 2014 when they laid one of us off. What a blessing in disguise!
We were square pegs trying to fit into round holes, and we had dreamt
of working for ourselves for years. Being laid off seemed awful at the time, but it turned out to be one of the best things to ever happen to us.
Adam started The Helpful Husband, his one-man handyman business
full-time for income, and we started True Vintage Eyewear (now True Vintage Glasses, Inc.) as a fun side business. As the years passed, we fell in love with our vintage eyewear business and decided to invest in ourselves. Heather started opticianry school in 2019 and will graduate in June 2021 as a licensed Florida optician. We are excited to be able to fill your prescriptions in-house June 2021 (glasses and contact lenses)!
We search all over the world to find “new old stock” vintage optical frames from the 1960’s through the 1990’s. They aren’t “used” or previously owned vintage; they are new and still in their original wrapping. We clean and restore them to their original shape, and we sell them to our clients. Each frame becomes one of 5 things – 1) original vintage sunglasses we design, 2) custom readers, 3) therapeutic glasses, 4) prescription glasses, or 5) glasses with clear plano lenses (without a prescription).
While we are prohibited from selling face-to-face during the COVID,
we can sell online and ship or make local drop-off deliveries within 5 miles. We did not have our products online pre-COVID, so thank you for your patience as we add a few items every day.
Thank you for checking us out!
Adam and Heather