About Us

Minnesota born and bred, TJ Chanthasene  and Ryan Polehonka grew up in the same neighborhood in Eagan and have been friends for nearly 20 years. And apart from going attending college out of state, both call the Twin Cities home. TJ and Ryan worked in the eyewear industry for several years, and they began to realize there were better ways to get eyewear to the people. In 2012, they created Huxley.

Huxley Eyewear is based on the belief that you shouldn’t have to take out a mortgage to buy fashionable glasses. And whether you’re a trend follower or trendsetter, Huxley scours the planet for the coolest, most fashion-forward frames and brings them to you. In fact TJ and Ryan don’t just own Huxley, they are co-Chief Style Specialists. “We immerse ourselves in the latest eyewear fashion trends and bring them to our customers,” says Ryan.

Huxley believes that your eyewear can improve perspectives: both yours and how the world sees you. At Huxley, our passion for eyewear will become apparent when you walk through our doors. And when you leave, you’ll be rocking frames that will become a part of you. Even though Huxley crosses the globe to find the latest frames styles, Huxley Eyewear is your local eyewear source that gives you advantages chain stores simply cannot: the industry’s best warranty (1 year against any breakages), personally handpicking our selection, and customizing the sales process and getting to know each and every client that walks in our store. Says Ryan, “Nothing makes us happier than finding our customers the glasses they love. It's our job!”