Better known for small-batch bourbon, Kentucky soon will produce fashion-forward “small-batch” eyewear. Longstanding optometry partners Drs. Dawn Stratton, Heechung Ko and Richard Mangan just opened J. Galt Eyewear in Lexington’s Chevy Chase area at 800 Euclid Ave.
“The initial inspiration for J. Galt came from the desire to offer quality frames at a great price point. The costs we were paying for designer frames were being passed onto the customer,” said Stratton, who has operated Stratton Eyes in Lexington for 22 years. “Our team wanted that to change. We found fantastic alternatives by searching for artisan-made eyewear that’s well-crafted and 100 percent unique.”
For every frame purchased, J. Galt – visit jgalteyewear.com – will donate a frame to those in need in Third World countries. It works with vendors who buy vitamins for children in Third World countries and donate to the Helen Keller Foundation for the Blind.