About Us

How We See It

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 eyewear brands that are on-point, fashionable and forever iconic. Never ordinary, always exceptional, Oxford Eyes introduces a fresh perspective to men, women and children alike.

Oxford Eyes. Elevate Your Eyewear.

History

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, moods and needs. Verbelee’s distinguished background with a large corporate brand has taught her first hand that the right pair of glasses can leave a lasting impression.

“Eyewear is an expression of you, and the first accessory people will notice. It’s in your best interest to get it right.”

- Verbelee Nielsen-Swanson

Team

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

Eyewear Specialist

Lisa 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.

Diane Jungferman

Lab Technician

Diane Jungferman is Oxford Eyes’ revered lab technician. With over 40 years of experience making eye glasses, Diane is one of the premier technicians in her field.

Diane started her career at Eckerd Optical, and then spent 18 years with Drs. Swanson, Sowers, Lee and Yager as their laboratory manager. During that time, Diane mastered her skills edging the very intricate designs of Lindberg and Silhouette, and worked at one of the largest Essilor laboratories in Florida, instructing everyone on her refined techniques.

At Oxford Eyes, Diane is able to customize any style of glasses for clients, and she does so with an eye for perfection and passion for her work.

Minimal Impact

A Culture that is Thoughtful

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.