Maggie Helms


High Priestess of Prism

The heart of Eyes on Trade, Maggie has been with the shop since its inception!
With nearly a decade of experience in the optical industry, she has an associates degree in opticianry and is both ABO and CPO certified. Prior to finding her path in optical, she was a school teacher, and is now able to channel her passion for teaching into educating both our staff and our patients about eyecare. She truly delights in connecting with patients, and her favorite part of being an optician is problem solving tough optical problems, ensuring that every patient is experiencing their best possible vision. In her spare time, she can be found hanging out with her dog, Izzy, planning out her next tattoo, and struggling to keep her houseplants alive. She is also involved in the local LGBTQIA+ community, and is a strong advocate for mental health services.

Favorite place to visit: New Orleans

Megan Optician of Eyes on Trade


Optical Occlumens

Megan is new to the optical industry, but as a Winston-Salem native, and a veteran of the downtown service scene, she’s already a familiar face to many! With her bubbly southern charm and a genuine enjoyment of working with people, she’s quickly become a fixture at Eyes on Trade. Her favorite part of being an optician is finding the perfect frame for every unique face! Outside of work, Megan enjoys relaxing with a nice glass of red wine, spending time with her husky mix Freya, and re-reading the Harry Potter series.

Favorite Harry Potter Spell: “Oculus Reparo!”

Stacia Optician of Eyes in Trade


The Spectacle Witch

One of the OG Opticians on Trade, Stacia has been with us since before we opened our doors! With an art background and over a decade of experience in customer service, she brings a unique array of skills to the table. She loves pushing patients a little outside of their comfort zone, and her favorite part of being an optician is helping people find confidence in themselves through eyewear. When not at the shop, Stacia can be found working on an ever expanding number of crafting projects, selling her artwork and handmade copper jewelry around town, or reading comics with her daughter.

Favorite cryptid: Mothman

Zach Optician of Eyes on Trade


Edge Lord

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! Or do – He’s honestly a delight.
ABO certified, and boasting a decade of experience working in optical labs, Zak is our best-kept secret, and the one who makes the magic happen at our in-house lab. You will rarely catch a glimpse of him on the sales floor, but he is always working diligently behind the scenes – communicating with insurance labs, doing complicated lens math, and meticulously cutting and fitting our patient’s lenses to their frames. He has always found great enjoyment in working with his hands, and loves that his work in the lab allows him to do so. His favorite part of being our lab technician is being able to work with a team that he believes in, while providing the absolute best standard of care for our patients.
Outside of the lab, Zack enjoys cooking, hanging out with a good book, watching sports, and spending time with his two dogs.

Favorite way to spell his name: No one knows



Eyes on trade
604 Trade St NW
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 727-3727

Store Hours:

Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday: Closed