Dr. Liz Erley
Liz Erley wanted to be an Optometrist since she was ten-years-old. It was on one of her frequent visits to her engaging Optometrist that Liz proclaimed she wanted to be an eye doctor when she grew up, and she has never looked back.
As the owner and practicing doc at Wink Optical, a boutique eyewear shop in Boulder, Colorado, Dr. Erley and her staff are obsessed with giving their clients clear, vibrant vision “framed” by fun, fashion-forward, custom tailored eyewear.
Dr. Liz, (as many of her clients call her) received her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry, where she was class president during all four years of her study. During that time she also interned for the very same eye doctor who first fascinated her with Optometry as a girl.
She began her career working in top optical shops on Michigan Avenue in Chicago where an idea formed for owning and managing her own premier optical boutique. She ultimately realized this dream when she moved to Colorado 19 years ago with her husband and partner Brian at Wink Optical.
Liz and Brian make their home in Lyons, Colorado where she has been actively engaged in her adopted community including serving as Chair of the Lyons Community Foundation during the devastating flood of 2013. Liz takes great joy in volunteerism and presently serves on the boards of Via Mobility in Boulder and is active on a board to update and expand the town library in Lyons, Colorado.
Anthony Owen Mark
Anthony knows optics. He has been in the business for more than 50 years and combines this knowledge with other life experiences such as running an optical lab, managing a retail business, and owning a nightclub. You may not think the nightclub work is relevant, but our optician knows better than most what styles get noticed. Anthony matches the doctor’s findings with with your individual needs to select the most appropriate frame and lens. Dr. Liz and Anthony collaborate from both sides of the exam room door, combining her in-office findings with your real world application. These details matter for your perfect fit which matters for your perfect vision.
When it comes to detail and precision, Joji is our man. Joji has been working in optics for more than 40 years. While he is a qualified and capable optician, his skills are best utilized as the manager of our Digital Lab. Joji is meticulous and methodical in the edging, placement, and fit of your lenses. Measure three times and cut once – that’ll forever be his motto.
Dr. Liz Erley and Brian have been married since 1998 and opened Wink Optical together in 2007. As business manager, Brian’s back office activities ensure that all those un-pleasantries that most of us avoid such as billing and inventory, are well taken care of. In the front of the house he makes sure that every client has a positive, seamless experience.
Sarah Hart is the newest addition to Wink Optical and she has been on our team for more than five-years. She joined Wink after graduating from the University of Colorado in 2010 with a degree in Sociology. Sarah learned proper eyewear fitting techniques while training as an apprentice to Anthony Mark and has become an expert in product knowledge, frame adjustments, and problem solving. Sarah enjoys finding the perfect frame for each of her customers and loves the moment they get as excited about the frames as she does.