Zac Cooper

Zac Cooper

welcomes you to the family


 

Welcome to Coopers Optique- your new home for eyewear fun and fashion. My Queen Anne boutique is the Pacific Northwest's destination for unique eyewear curated from top designers around the world. But I want you to think of it as your personal style shop. Because once I've fitted you 

with a pair of my marvelous spectacles, you become family. Many of my clients return again and again as they evolve their look or collect frames that express different aspects of their personality. Once we get to know each other, I can't help being on the lookout for your next great images statement.

Zac Cooper
welcomes you to the family


 

Welcome to Coopers Optique- your new home for eyewear fun and fashion. My Queen Anne boutique is the Pacific Northwest's destination for unique eyewear curated from top designers around the world. But I want you to think of it as your personal style shop. Because once I've fitted you with a pair of my marvelous spectacles, you become family. Many of my clients return again and again as they evolve their look or collect frames that express different aspects of their personality. Once we get to know each other, I can't help being on the lookout for your next great images statement.

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Midwest roots; yearning for more


 

Family has special meaning to me, because I'm living proof that the family you choose means as much as the one you're born into. I was raised in Nebraska by a family who chose me when I was just three months old. They always encourage me to be myself, and early on I channeled my personal expression through theatre and fashion. As a young adult I realized the world was much bigger than the Midwest and began to yearn for something more.

In 2012 I met and married Kevin, and we began looking for the perfect city where we would begin our new life together. The moment we set foot in Seattle- Lower Queen Anne to be exact- we knew we were home. Being part of such a vibrant, expressive community gave me the boost I needed to pursue my love of personal aesthetics. This launched me on my optical career, and I began my apprenticeship with some of Seattle's iconic optical shops.

FNP78

Midwest roots; yearning for more


 

Family has special meaning to me, because I'm living proof that the family you choose means as much as the one you're born into. I was raised in Nebraska by a family who chose me when I was just three months old. They always encourage me to be myself, and early on I channeled my personal expression through theatre and fashion. As a young adult I realized the world was much bigger than the Midwest and began to yearn for something more.
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In 2012 I met and married Kevin, and we began looking for the perfect city where we would begin our new life together. The moment we set foot in Seattle- Lower Queen Anne to be exact- we knew we were home. Being part of such a vibrant, expressive community gave me the boost I needed to pursue my love of personal aesthetics. This launched me on my optical career, and I began my apprenticeship with some of Seattle's iconic optical shops.

Challenges, surprises,
and plans for the future


 

In 2016, as I was beginning to formulate plans for Coopers Optique, Kevin and I decided to expand our family. We'd been told the adoption process would take time, but it turns out our beautiful baby girl appeared quite suddenly in our lives. As we cherished that moment, fate had another surprise. Plans had to be put on hold while I grappled with a frightening diagnosis of stage-four kidney failure. We figured it would be best to move back to 

Nebraska where I could be with family while receiving treatment and my parents could lavish attention on their brand new granddaughter. Remarkably, when the news came that my life depended on obtaining a new kidney, it was Kevin who turned out to be the perfect match. With my health restored and a new lease on life, our little family returned to Seattle where I was more than ready to make Coopers Optique a reality.

emily

Emily Bortvedt

I grew up in the former sleepy suburb of Ballard, where I spent most of my time drawing and writing as a child. My extended family lives abroad and j would spend my vacations exploring off-beat locations where I would absorb as much as possible to bring back and express through art.
My sister encouraged me to join her in opticianry school and that's when I felt like I had found my calling. There was so much to be excited about. 

I met new people all day and listened to their stories. The constant curation of beautiful handcrafted frames. The focus on shapes, colors, designs.

I have spent almost ten years as a licensed optician. In that time I have become very familiar with the inner workings of glasses: Frame construction, color theory, edging lenses, troubleshooting, and repairs.
My next goal is to become a frame designer. Independent eyewear is a passion of mine and there is so much to share with you.
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Challenges, surprises,
and plans for the future


 

In 2016, as I was beginning to formulate plans for Coopers Optique, Kevin and I decided to expand our family. We'd been told the adoption process would take time, but it turns out our beautiful baby girl appeared quite suddenly in our lives. As we cherished that moment, fate had another surprise. Plans had to be put on hold while I grappled with a frightening diagnosis of stage-four kidney failure.
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We figured it would be best to move back to
Nebraska where I could be with family while receiving treatment and my parents could lavish attention on their brand new granddaughter. Remarkably, when the news came that my life depended on obtaining a new kidney, it was Kevin who turned out to be the perfect match. With my health restored and a new lease on life, our little family returned to Seattle where I was more than ready to make Coopers Optique a reality.


Let me help you express your style- and have fun while we're at it. I'm looking forward to having you join my family of fashion-forward eyeglass connoisseurs!

emily

Emily Bortvedt

I grew up in the former sleepy suburb of Ballard, where I spent most of my time drawing and writing as a child. My extended family lives abroad and j would spend my vacations exploring off-beat locations where I would absorb as much as possible to bring back and express through art.
My sister encouraged me to join her in opticianry school and that's when I felt like I had found my calling. There was so much to be excited about. 

I met new people all day and listened to their stories. The constant curation of beautiful handcrafted frames. The focus on shapes, colors, designs.

I have spent almost ten years as a licensed optician. In that time I have become very familiar with the inner workings of glasses: Frame construction, color theory, edging lenses, troubleshooting, and repairs.
My next goal is to become a frame designer. Independent eyewear is a passion of mine and there is so much to share with you.
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