Highlighting the craft of designers and artisans of bespoke and luxury eyewear, this article in Eyecare Business talks about the passion behind the craft, the specialized focus, and the elite clientele “clamoring for something highly differentiated…fit for a king”, including this on Nader Zadi’s Bespoke Atelier:


One Optician’s Bespoke Atelier
imagesLocated on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Customeyes is a truly unique optical shop. Led by optician Nader Zadi, ABOC, Customeyes is an exclusive vintage and bespoke eyewear atelier. The focus here is to craft truly custom eyewear to fit clients perfectly.

The process begins with clients selecting colors and style directions from Zadi’s extensive collection of antique frames. He then creates a new interpretation that perfectly complements the client’s facial features, proportions, and complexion. Here, we check in with the designer/optician on his passion for a luxurious and uncommon craft.

WHAT IS YOUR PASSION? To create aesthetically supreme masterpieces that fit, function, and flatter my clients’ facial features, image, and lifestyle. The elements of art, old-world craftsmanship, and precision optical standards are harmonized to produce luxury, one-of-a-kind eyewear that is classic, timeless, and elegant.

WHY HAS THIS BECOME YOUR FOCUS? I’m an artist. There is no substitute for an authentic expression of excellence and artistry that is instantly recognized, identifiable, and inspiring. Extending these qualities and personalizing it for the client makes it that much more meaningful and valuable.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CRAFT ONE FRAME? The process takes from four to six weeks, depending on design variables, anomalies in facial symmetry, and work volume.

WHO IS THE CUSTOMER FOR YOUR BESPOKE FRAMES? Affluent, professional men between the ages of 45 and 70 who wish to distinguish their look to parallel their social and professional distinction. Mostly, they fly in from out of state and from other countries. They are connoisseurs of luxury and seek the highest caliber of personalization in their wardrobe and lifestyle.