The Eye Man Optical – Stuart, FL

Founded in 1994, The Eye Man began its journey in an unconventional setting within the B&A Industrial Park. Determined to be just another optical store, we embraced an open-air concept for 30 years, featuring a community dispensing area. This unique setup allowed customers to interact with our opticians and each other. This concept fostered exactly the friendly atmosphere and family vibe we wanted.

In the fall of 2023, we relocated to the Regency Square Shopping Center, just 1 mile north of our original location. We’ve carried over our distinct approach to this new setting, offering the same warm, communal experience and incredible collection of eyewear that our customers have always cherished.

We’re not just your eye care experts, we’re your neighbors. We have committed ourselves for the past 30 years to give back to our community by supporting local charities and fundraising events. Our neighborhood is the focus of everything we do. We understand at The Eye Man Optical that “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” 

We carry a large selection of designer frames arranged by color for a unique shopping experience. We encourage you to stop by, try on a few pair, and ask any questions you may have. Our philosophy is an educated consumer is the best consumer.

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fabian bastidas aka the eye man
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We’ve completed our move in to our new store. We’re still in Stuart and right down the road from our old location. We’re open, come see us today!

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Fabian Bastidas

Optician / CEO

After spending his days in the basement of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute enucleating eyeballs (ewe- for those of you unfamiliar with this term- it’s the technical term for removing), Fabian knew eyes were his passion and decided to further his education at Miami Dade Community College. He became well known in his school as student vice president and was involved in the Brain Bowl Committee and Staff Search Committee. In 1989, he graduated and received an Award of Appreciation for his outstanding contribution to the first year students at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. His favorite professor still jokes with him to this day at CE seminars about him being a thorn in his side (talk about leaving an impression).

Fabian spent many years actively serving on the board of Professional Optician’s of Florida, one of his many positions being Chapter President. After helping a group of surgeons successfully open an optical in their busy waiting room he went on to pursue his dream. In 1994, his dream became a reality and The Eye Man Optical was established. Fabian is best known for his friendly approach and passion for fashion. He will definitely leave an impression.

In his spare time Fabian enjoys eating Chipotle (literally he could eat it every day, some days more than once), going to the gym (to exercise his jaw mostly, social butterfly that he is), acting like a big kid creating a water park in his backyard and obstacle courses for his son and grandchildren, and volunteering in the Celebrate Recovery Ministry at Life Quest Church.

Tina Bastidas

Optician / Vice President / Bookkeeper

It could be said that Tina is the brains behind the operation. She was the inspiration for the location in the B&A Industrial Park where the Eye Man remains today. Tina graduated with Honors from Florida Atlantic University with her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. In 2006 she completed her apprenticeship and became an Optician.

Most days Tina can be found managing the book keeping and organizing events for this busy optical. At work, she jumps at the opportunity to help customers. Tina’s passion is in serving others both by providing quality products to every Eye Man customer and finding ways to serve in her community. She was the inspiration behind The Eye Man’s “Share Your Sight” program benefiting local non-profits, the local health department, and low income students in both Martin and Palm Beach counties .

In her spare time (hahahahaha), Tina enjoys hosting parties for friends and family by the pool, getting pampered at the salon, spending quality time with her Mom in Key Largo, swing dancing (don’t even get her started, she’s known to bust a move anywhere and everywhere), and volunteering at Life Quest Church in the Celebrate Recovery Ministry.

stuart fl optician - tina bastidas
stuart fl optician - tina bastidas

Tina Bastidas

Optician / Vice President / Bookkeeper

It could be said that Tina is the brains behind the operation. She was the inspiration for the location in the B&A Industrial Park where the Eye Man remains today. Tina graduated with Honors from Florida Atlantic University with her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. In 2006 she completed her apprenticeship and became an Optician.

Most days Tina can be found juggling (no, not at the circus), rather at the home-front homeschooling the future Eye Man and keeping the books for this busy Optical. One the rare occasion she escapes and makes it into the shop, she jumps at the opportunity to help customers.  Tina’s passion is in serving others both by providing quality products to every Eye Man customer and finding ways to serve in her community. She was the inspiration behind The Eye Man’s “Share Your Sight” program benefiting The Hibiscus Children’s Center, local health department, and low income students in both Martin and Palm Beach counties .

In her spare time (hahahahaha), Tina enjoys hosting a weekly art night, getting pampered at the salon, visiting her parents in Key Largo, swing dancing (don’t even get her started, she’s known to bust a move anywhere and everywhere), and volunteering at Covenant Fellowship Church in the Celebrate Recovery Ministry.

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Jeanne Kirkhart

Optician / Director of Marketing

Jeanne’s childhood memories consist of playing over the intercom at The Eye Surgeon’s of the Palm Beaches after hours, and playing the flute at the front door of The Eye Man. Daughter of owner’s Fabian and Tina Bastidas, it’s no surprise she chose Opticianry as her career (she was groomed for it after all).

Jeanne graduated in 2006 with an A.A.S in Small Business Management and her license in Opticianry. Jeanne can usually be found (between juggling 3 little ones and homeschooling) sitting in front of a computer researching the latest in lens technologies and keeping us appraised of the latest and greatest in the world of optics; in addition, she manages the books for Night Heron Light Tackle, LLC- her husbands charter business.  Busy doesn’t even begin to describe the juggling that she does working mostly from home as Director of Marketing. For adult conversation, she can be found at The Eye Man discussing her passion for lens technologies, engaged in training staff, or discussing lens solutions with customers (usually while drawing crazy diagrams and talking about Benjamin Franklin). Her philosophy is, “An educated consumer is the best consumer.”

In order to maintain balance Jeanne can be found at the gym, cuddling with a great book, fishing with her hubby, crocheting, and trying to enjoy a warm cup of coffee.