I’m writing to share some news about me and Robert Optical.
A unique opportunity has come along which allows me to continue my career as your eye care provider and to have more leisure time. I will be merging with Terri Bednarski and Dr. Aimee Miller, who own Gold Circle Optical on Niagara Falls Blvd. in Tonawanda. Dr Miller, who many of you are likely familiar with, has performed eye exams at Robert Optical and at Gold Circle for years. Terri, Aimee and I, feel very strongly about quality and personal care of our customers, which makes this merge a great fit.
It’s hard to believe I started my career in1969 doing all the edging and shop work for my father and grandfather. Now, as I reflect on my 50+ year career at Robert Optical, I think about how lucky and privileged I am to have grown customers into friends. This will also allow me to have more time to spend with my wife Ann, our grown children, and three grandchildren.
Robert Optical will be moving to Gold Circle Optical starting January 1st 2022. I will work there three days a week by appointment and I will continue to be available to you. I know Niagara Falls Blvd is very busy, but we will supply maps to give you the easiest way to access Gold Circle. Our goal, in the near future, is to re-locate to a free-standing building in the area, on a less busy thoroughfare. In the meantime, come and see me at the new location for adjustments, repairs, new glasses, exams, and contact lens. I look forward to introducing you to my new digs and the Gold Circle staff.
While this merger will obviously come with some changes, one thing that will not change will be my focus on serving you. So, I hope all my customers will consider following me in the next phase of my career.
It is truly a pleasure taking care of all my Customers/Friends eye care needs. Hope to see you soon!
-Robert (Bob) Schaefer