Blue Sky Eyewear  941.480.0300


Blue Sky Eyewear continues the tradition of expert service with our newest member of the team, licensed optician Denise Fridenmaker. She has been working as a licensed optician since 1992. Denise began her career in the optical field after attending Southern Ohio College in Cincinnati Ohio and completing her Associates Degree in Optical Science. After completing her degree, she was asked to join the faculty as an adjunct professor and then was selected to the position of Optical Science Department Chairperson. Even though she loved teaching, she the left the college to pursue her goal of owning and operating an Optical Franchise. This dream was realized in Lexington Kentucky where Denise excelled at customer service and enjoyed taking care of her customers where most became not only loyal customers but good friends.

Denise Fridenmaker moved to Venice in 2017 and looks forward to enjoying many years in this wonderful area. She has three nephews, who she helped raise, and five great nieces and nephews who love to visit! She has been on a boat or near the water since she was two years old, enjoys boating on the gulf and especially on her favorite lake, Lake Cumberland in south central Kentucky. If you want to talk sports, her Ohio State Buckeyes football team and the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team are always favorite subjects. Denise enjoys taking care of her customers, providing top notch personal service, helping customers find great looking frames, and discussing all the new technology in eyewear that can help each customer enjoy their new glasses.

Frame Style Collection

Eddie Bauer, Lulu Guinnes, Jimmy Choo, Life is Good, Vera Bradley, Tommy Hilfinger, Ted Baker, Gwen Stefani, Geoffrey Beene, Bebe, Silhouette, Badgley Mischka, Nike, Maui Jim, Kate Spade, Kliik, Fysh, Costa Del Mar, Juicy Couture, Kaenon, Carrera, Banana Republic, Liz Claiborne, Claiborne for men, Lilly Pulitzer, Saks Fifth Avenue, Vera Wang, Fossil and many more. We are excited to announce we now carry Ray-Ban, come in and see Denise to update your look for summer! There is always a wide variety to choose from.

(1) “Service the way it used to be.” Who knew buying glasses could be so pleasant? Dealing with Pat Vedral at Blue Sky Eyewear is like going back in time – when your business was really appreciated. They always have time and treat me like I’m the only customer. That's why I always come back to Blue Sky Eyewear.

(2) “I’m still young enough to want to look great in a pair of glasses.” Has anybody every really helped you choose a pair of glasses that look good on you? Until I shopped at Blue Sky Eyewear it was always up to me and I was never completely happy with my choice. Denise has an eye for what looks good on you. She explains which styles will compliment you – and helps you find them in your price range. I never looked so good in glasses. Even my husband noticed.

(3) “I learned the hard way – chain store glasses aren’t always the best value.” When I got my glasses at one of the chains, it seemed like a great deal. I should have gotten a clue when they wouldn’t accept the coupon I printed off their website. My glasses broke two weeks later. And that was just the first time. What I’ve spent on gas alone has more than made up for any savings. Not to mention the aggravation. Blue Sky Eyewear is a real value. Their prices are reasonable. And the quality and service are excellent. It’s a no brainer!

(4) “Finally, glasses that actually help me do what I enjoy.” Glasses aren’t just glasses anymore. There are glasses designed for almost anything you might do – golfing, fishing, driving. You name it. Denise at Blue Sky Eyewear helped me select prescription sunglasses that are ideal for what I like to do – fishing in the Gulf. When you think of it, your glasses should be as good as any other equipment you have – your golf clubs, your fishing rods, your car. Thanks to Blue Sky Eyewear, mine really are.