The History of Our Well-Established Optometry Clinic
A Note From the Doctor
In the summer of 2012, the Eye Clinic of Vero was transformed and expanded. Many patients
have asked me about the story of how this happened, so I decided to write you this letter.
After over ten years in business, I needed to
expand desperately for the sake of my patients. We needed more elbow room and space for inventory and patient privacy but wanted to stay within Miracle Mile Plaza. There was only this one spot available in the size I needed and it was right next door to where I was. I had said to my husband, who is a General Contractor and the one who built my office, “the only thing I didn’t like about it was that it was so long and narrow, I felt like I was looking down a darn street.” He was sitting in his recliner at home listening to me and about a minute later just blurted out “Bourbon Street!” I turned around and said, “What about it, are we going?” He immediately got up and started sketching his ideas. He said “let’s make the spot work for us. Let’s make it Bourbon Street.” I loved his ideas as he was drawing and said “Let’s do it!” We signed the lease and the building started.
He did such a great job. When you’re in the optical showroom, you’re shopping in the French Quarters of New Orleans. You’ll see wrought-iron balconies with “faux” apartments above. You’ll see lamp posts down the cobblestone street. The measuring tables are vending carts in the street and the repair station for the opticians is a telephone booth.
When you check in for your appointment, you’re checking into the hotel off Bourbon Street. The moment you open the French door to go in for an exam, you’re stepping into a luxurious hotel corridor or hallway. Then the technology begins.
Following her Father's Footsteps
This is the "faux" optometry office off Bourbon Street in the Optical Boutique. When Dr. Desrosiers's father died, she hung his sign above the door of the "faux optometry office" in his honor. The placard seen beside the door explains that the sign hanging above the door is the same sign that hung in her father's office window for 42 years and will continue to hang at her office in his honor.