Barbi Interview with The Dispatch



Barbi in The Columbus Dispatch:
Optician Barbi Tuckerman all about framing customers

By Melissa Kossler Dutton
For The Columbus Dispatch

Don’t expect Barbi Tuckerman to sit idly by while customers peruse the shelves of her Grandview Heights optical store. The longtime licensed dispensing optician prefers to select frames for customers to try on.

“This isn’t something they do for a living,” says the owner of B. Tuckerman Unique Eyewear. “It’s something I do for a living.”

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Barbi Featured in Columbus CEO Magazine

Barbi Tuckerman, owner of B. Tuckerman Unique Eyewear in Grandview, a boutique eyewear store feature hundreds of frame designs. (Tim Johnson/CEO)

Barbi earned the Small Business Spotlight for the March 2015 issue!

By Melissa Kossler Dutton

From Columbus CEO Magazine:

Barbi Tuckerman sees differently than most people. The owner of B. Tuckerman Unique Eyewear constantly finds herself assessing people’s faces and mentally fitting them for eyewear. “I have an innate ability—I can look at a face and tell you what frames you need to wear,” she says.

Her customers and vendors agree.
“She knows what will look best on you even before you put it on your face,” agrees Julie Honeycut, a brand ambassador for Theo Eyewear. The company, which is headquartered in Belgium, is one of Tuckerman’s most popular brands.

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B. Tuckerman Eyewear will find the best frames for your face



A Legacy of the Optical World



LEF Insights: Barbi Tuckerman

The Luxury Eyewear Forum calls Barbi an optical legend. Her father and uncle were both optometrists, as well as her brother, Steve. At the tender age of 3, Barbi began visiting her father’s practice, and of course, we all know she ended up in the lab. To Barbi, the optical world is her home. Her passion for color and design, coupled with her vast knowledge of the industry, have kept her successfully practicing for 39 years.

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Barbi Tuckerman: Frame Designer

Francis Klein is a line from Paris that I custom design for my store, typically with certain clients in mind. I decide on frame color, what type of embellishments I want and their placement. Sometimes I use Swarovski crystals and sometimes I use pearls. Beads are also very popular as well as fabrics embedded in the frames. I go over the top on this line creating the most magnificent, unique product that represents my love of eyewear.