Meet the Staff

  • Kathy Fritzke

    Kathy Fritzke has been the heart and soul of Eye Street Optical since its opening in 1986. With well over 40 years of experience of working as a Virginia licensed optician, she has enjoyed helping those in the community to see better while keeping them in the most up to date styling and in the newest technology in lenses. 

    Kathy’s experience, knowledge and understanding of optics allow her to help with each patient’s needs even with the most difficult prescriptions. She takes pride in providing each patient with the finest quality vision through high quality eyewear and outstanding customer service.
    Kathy is a member of the Opticians Association of Virginia, The Opticians Association of America, and The Opticians Guild of America.
    Kathy enjoys being community volunteer through her church and for a local food bank. She also likes water aerobics, biking and sewing.

  • Karen Pioth

    Karen, a Virginia licensed optician, has been a part of the Eye Street Optical team, starting with the opening of the company in 1986. She has brought her knowledge from over 34 years of experience working with patients.
    Karen’s area of expertise includes frame styling, a vast knowledge of the newest lens designs and materials. She goes over and beyond for all our patients to make sure they are getting the very best.
    In her free time, Karen loves taking the top off her Jeep and experiencing the great outdoors.

  • Luz Cardenas

    Luz, has been working with Eye Street Optical as a Virginia licensed optician since 1998. She has brought her strong ability to educate patients on the best eyewear and lens choices and helping to fit difficult prescriptions. She is a master craftsman in the laboratory and is very skilled at repairing eyewear.
    Luz’s favorite part of the optical business is keeping up with the newest technology to provide the best for her patients. She prides herself in styling everyone with the perfect look ad fit.
    When she is not at work, Luz enjoys her family and traveling abroad.

  • Ben Fritzke

    Ben is the newest addition to the Eye Street Optical team, bringing 5 years as a Virginia licensed optician and many more years of experience in the eyewear industry.
    He is constantly researching new lens designs, treatments, frames, and the best ways they can be combined to give the patients the best vision and most modern look in one package. He specializes in computer glasses for both the millennial dealing with headaches at work and the more experienced professionals who just can't seem to get the right glasses to see their screens properly. He brings a fresh eye for styling and fitting eyewear to the team, taking inspiration from the latest designers of our many collections to find a new style for every patient.
    At home, Ben enjoys spending time cooking and playing games on the computer. He likes getting out to hike in many of the local parks or go for a swim.

  • Therese Savy

    As the office administrator, Therese is an integral part of the high-quality service we provide at Eye Street Optical. Her expertise in communication and her understanding of eyecare benefits provides patients and staff with the tools necessary to coordinate quality vision care. She is also enjoys providing patients with expert frame adjustment and repairs. Her loyal community spirit makes all feel welcome to our family business.
    Therese loves gardening, reading and long walks.

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