Fashion / Style

The Stylish Eye Doctor — This West U Practice Makes Getting New Glasses a Luxe Experience: At Monocle, It’s All About Personalized Service in a Chic Setting

BY Promoted Series Correspondent // 09.05.18

Glee-Ann Llemit has a fondness for fashion and far-flung travel. In another life, she might have been a stylist. Instead, she was drawn to a career in her other passion: medicine.

A licensed therapeutic optometrist and glaucoma specialist, Dr. Llemit has experience treating eye diseases, conducting pediatric exams and caring for patients with patience and wit. Last November, after years of refining her skills in optometric practices around the city, she opened Monocle Premier Eye Care.

The family-friendly clinic in West U offers comprehensive care to patients of all ages, including young children and infants, and concierge services for after-hours eye emergencies.

“I want each of my patients to have an exceptional, personalized experience,” Dr. Llemit says. “I’m very hands-on throughout the entire process, from the exam room to the show room.

“My favorite part is helping patients select frames that complement their physical features and their lifestyle.”

While most optometry offices feel sterile and drab, Monocle is refreshingly chic: Consultation tables are fitted with plush chairs in cobalt velvet. Modern artwork adorns the exam room walls. The office is also kid-friendly, with a “mini conference room” featuring a pint-sized tufted sofa, a little library and a fridge stocked with milk and cookies.

These touches are no accident. Dr. Llemit designed every detail of the office. This is a business — and a mission — that means everything to her.

It matters to her that her kid-approved office is in the family-devoted West U neighborhood, too. That marks another good fit for a doctor who is always trying to find the best glasses fit for her clients.

In the show room, display cases feature fashion-forward frames by luxury brands (think Chanel, Tom Ford and Gucci) as well as independent lines like MODO, which donates frames to children in need with every purchase, and its eco-friendly sister collection, ECO.

Monocle is also the exclusive Houston retailer for Linda Farrow, whose celeb-beloved frames are as quirky as they are luxe. For tots, the shop stocks a wide inventory of frames by Kids Bright Eyes, Puma and Stella McCartney.

Monocle eye care
Monocle is the only shop in Houston that carries Linda Farrow frames. You’ll quickly see why celebrities love these looks.

Dr. Llemit is passionate about current fashion trends in eyewear, and she curates the selection herself.

“When I go to trade shows, I pick out what I think my patients would like the most,” she says. “I’m drawn to lightweight, comfortable frames in interesting shapes and styles, and really love supporting independent designers with a great backstory.”

After all, having real choices in your eyewear — a curated selection that goes far beyond what you get at one of one-hour chains — matters. Your glasses should complement your style and personality.

It’s all about the art of self expression. Something that the ever-stylish Dr. Llemit completely understands.

Monocle’s Tech Edge

More than just a pretty shop, Monocle uses state-of-the-art equipment to optimize and enhance patient experience, from iPad check-in, to noninvasive digital retinal exams that don’t require dilation, to premier lens options that most retail locations don’t offer.

Attentive care, individualized customer service and quality lenses. For Dr. Glee-Ann Llemit, it’s all in the details. This is someone you want keeping an eye on your eyes.

The 411

Monocle Premier Eye Care

4061 Bellaire Blvd Suite H


(832) 735-7332

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