As the son of a son of an Optometrist, optics are in my blood. I purchased my father’s share of Moss Optical in 1983 and have enjoyed working with my family ever since. We are now a 5th generation family business. As the owner of the practice, I wear many hats. My favorite is customer service. We have an awesome clientele and for that I am very thankful. I love spending time with my lovely wife and daughter. When I’m not running the eyeglasses shop I like to be in the great outdoors skiing, biking, or golfing.
Dr. Alan Diamond
I have been the one and only Optometrist at Moss since 2000. I grew up in the Twin Cities and have been a Doctor of Optometry for over 30 years. With an extensive education in ocular disease as well as general Optometry, I pride myself on giving very thorough comprehensive exams. I possess a real passion for Optometry, that is evident in every eye exam I perform. When I’m not providing my patients with great vision, I love to spend my time with my family and play baseball.
Insurance Specialist and Lab Tech
I began working at Moss Optical in 1992 as a receptionist. Since then, I’ve worked my way around the shop. Currently my main jobs are lab tech (I’m the one who makes your eyeglasses) and insurance specialist. Along with my two primary responsibilities, I also do pre-screening of patients, adjustments, frame sales and dispensing. I love to be outside so that is probably where you will find me if I’m not at the office!
My spectacle obsession started when I was five. It was the day of my first eye exam and since then, and over 50 pairs later, I am still smitten! With a background in Art, my goal is to style each patient with eyewear that not only turns heads but captures their own individual style; something I like to call their “Eyewear DNA”. When I’m not fitting people with mind-blowing eyewear I like to spend my free time designing the Moss Optical window installations, creating art in my studio, and putting miles on my road bike.
I have always had an eye (pun intended) for fashion and design, and I consider myself lucky to work in an industry that allows me to pursue that passion. I am committed to fitting our clients in eyewear that complement their features and are a unique expression of personal style while providing the best vision possible–it is important that you can see, and look good while doing it! When I am not at Moss Optical I like to spend my time with my friends and family. Travel is a big part of my life, but I also like exploring all of the wonderful places that make Minneapolis and Minnesota such a fantastic place to live.