A Legacy Of Vision

Elegant Eyes™ is a family owned and operated optical center with a rich history that dates back to 1987. The family business began with James and Doris Slaughter of Slaughter’s Opticians in about 1960. In 1987, Denise, opened the flagship Elegant Eyes store on Broad Street in Newark, New Jersey. In approximately 1992 Elegant Eyes presented its second location in East Orange, New Jersey and it stayed opened until 1999. In 2003, Denise and her children Utenzi, Cabral and Jameel re-launched the East Orange location based on pure demand by their loyal clientele. The Legacy of Vision continues with the spring 2010 Grand Opening of the Plainfield Elegant Eyes Eyeglass Store.

Every customer is like our only customer.


A Brand With Style

It’s in the name! Elegant Eyes services many individuals on a daily basis enhancing everyone that walks in the store. From exclusive designer eyewear to
annual Trunk Shows, Elegant Eyes has more style than other eyewear companies.



At Elegant Eyes, we are dedicated to offering you top quality, fashionable eyewear with a stylish look that will enhance your overall appearance.


Believe It

Our team of eyewear experts take the time to service every individual customer to make sure they are happier than when they walked in.


Live It

Be apart of our community of eyewear lovers as we come together to change the lives of many individuals like never before through eyewear fashion.



At Elegant Eyes,  you have the comfort of knowing that your eyes are being protected by top quality opticians and you’ll also have access to top quality eyewear.


See It

With an enormous variety of the latest frames and styles from all your favorite designers, Elegant Eyes has eyewear for everyone.



Home to a team of some of the best eyewear stylists in the country, Elegant Eyes is a company known for its elegance and style.


Denise Slaughter, President

A “daughter of vision,” Denise Slaughter has led the growth and expansion of Elegant Eyes since its inception in December 1987. A graduate of Essex County College and a licensed Optician, Ms. Slaughter’s entry into the field of ophthalmic dispensing began as child, assisting her parents in their eyeglass store after school.

Utenzi Miller-Johnson, Optician

Utenzi Miller-Johnson, is the driving force behind the daily operations of the Elegant Eyes optical centers. Utenzi has been in the optical field since she was very young. A 1996 graduate of Essex County College’s ophthalmic dispensing program, Utenzi’s primary goal when assisting customers is to “listen to what they want and help them find the right “look”, the right look can be an amazing self-esteem builder.” Utenzi’s additional goal is to ensure the well being of their vision and the overall health of their eyes

Cabral Miller, Brand Manager

Cabral Miller is the Marketing Maestro for the Elegant Eyes optical chain. In addition to his involvement with the store’s day to day operations, he leads the marketing and brand development of the business. Cabral grew up working in the family business, but it was during his studies at Rutger’s University that he discovered that his true calling was in the optical industry.

We Can Help You With Any Style