About Us

Fiercely Independent

Oxford Eyes offers unsurpassed experience, quality craftsmanship, and the most advanced lens technology.

We are committed to complementing our clients’ unique tastes, lifestyles and look by providing independent eyewear brands that are on-point, fashionable and forever iconic. Oxford Eyes supports quality brands from all across the world, including American-made, bringing the most curated, never-before-seen collections to Central Florida. Never ordinary, always exceptional, Oxford Eyes introduces a fresh perspective to men, women, and children alike.

Oxford Eyes. Elevate Your Eyewear.


Our One & Only Story

It was the 5th grade when Verbelee rocked her first pair of blue cat-eye glasses.

Ironically, she still rocks a pair today. Locally owned and operated, Verbelee Nielsen-Swanson believes everyone should have a personal collection of eyeglasses that reflect their unique style, personality and lifestyle needs. Verbelee’s distinguished background with a large corporate brand, matched with a longstanding family stewardship in the optical business, has taught her firsthand that the right pair of glasses can leave a lasting impression.

“Only through a mask is your character solely judged by your eyes. Let your eyewear be the best expression of your style and personality.”

- Verbelee Nielsen-Swanson


There is an Eye in Team

Committed to integrity, service, creativity, quality and elevated industry knowledge.

The Oxford Eye team features a talented collection of beautiful personalities and committed eyewear professionals. With over 80 years combined experience, we are truly a dream team.

Debora Ramirez

Licensed Optician, Optical Manager

Debora, LDO, ABO, NCLE, has worked in the Orlando community for over 25 years helping style and dispense eyeglasses to thousands of clients. Having an esteemed background as an optical manager for all of the Orlando CIGNA Healthcare Centers, and revered doctors, Swanson, Sowers, Lee and Yager, Debora has the expertise to help clients find their dream frames and lenses, and uniquely fit them for the most comfort and best vision possible.

Debora wholeheartedly believes that a perfect fit makes all the difference when it comes to a client’s vision, and she looks forward to bringing her passion and prowess to Oxford Eyes. She currently lives in DeLand with her husband Jim, and their cat, “Kitty.”

Michelle Williamson

Board Certified Optician

Michelle is a Board Certified Optician and started in the optical industry in 1983. With 15 years of experience as a lead optician for the Altamonte Springs CIGNA Healthcare Center, and 17 years as a technician with Orlando-based Optometrist, Dr. Jack Yager, Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and unparalleled determination to Oxford Eyes.

As a technician, Michelle became a master in contact lens fitting, pretesting, and complete eye exams; she truly knows all of the ins and outs of the industry and is an invaluable member of the Oxford Eyes team.

Lisa Sarles

Licensed Optician

Lisa, LDO, ABO, NCLE, says “it’s all about the look.” This is the philosophy she lives by from past experience in her fashion career; from dressing clients to adding cosmetics to complete looks. Lisa loves building relationships and listening to her client’s needs.

Working in cosmetics taught Lisa that feeling confident is contagious, and she always aims to make her clients feel educated and comfortable. When changing her career path, building relationships is what brought Lisa to the optical industry.

Today, Lisa is American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) certified, and educates clients on lens product knowledge, and how it fits their lifestyle in their day-to-day adventures. Fifteen years later and 30 pairs of glasses to go with every outfit, she has found her niche and is looking forward to helping clients feel good for years to come.

Minimal Impact

A Culture that is Thoughtful

Champions of Community.

As community advocates with a passion for giving back, Oxford Eyes has supported many Central Florida nonprofit organizations.

Eco-friendliness is an important part of our culture.

We strive to reduce our carbon footprint and take action as a local business to protect our planet and communities. Below are only some examples of how we’re seeing green and making a positive impact on the environment and our world.

  • Upcycling of our construction materials
  • Feature pre-owned vintage furnishings
  • We support paperless transactions
  • Digital product orders and processing
  • In-store use of LED lights and insulation
  • Donation of used lenses and frames to local and overseas charities
  • Encourage vendors to reduce packing materials

Supporting the Arts with Doggles.

Oxford Eyes is a proud partner of the Mennello Museum of American Art! To show our support, Mennello Museum Pet Members receive 10 percent off the purchase of Oxford Eyes Doggles.

* Customers must present membership ID card to receive discount.