Downtown Denizen - Eric Healey


What is something about you that most people don’t know?  
I named my business Monocle Optical because I only have one eye. I think eye jokes are the best!

What was your favorite subject in school? 
That's a toss up between chemistry and gymnastics.

What is your proudest accomplishment?
Opening my own shop. For the last nine years, if you asked what my biggest goal in life is, it would be to operate my own optical shop.

If someone were to make a movie about your life, who would you hope would play you?
Definitely Justin Timberlake. He stole my dance moves. I think he might be a long lost brother.

What are some of the different jobs that you’ve had in your life?
Ski binding assembly, theater lighting technician, pizza delivery, Ford model, go-go dancer, and optician.

Do you have a favorite quote or saying that inspires you?
"I learned ... that it is foolish to scold. I have enough trouble overcoming my own limitations without fretting over the fact that God has not seen fit to distribute evenly the gift of intelligence." -Dale Carnegie

If you could try out any job for a day, what would you try?
Lockheed Martin engineer working on jet engines.

Who was your childhood celebrity crush? 
Kelly Kapowski.

Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Costco. New air conditioner, hot tub, bag of M&M's, and maybe a casket (I hear they work great on their side as a nice bookshelf until you need them).

If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be?
Other than advice to invest in some companies, I'd just give mini-me a high five and tell him to do everything the same.

In one sentence, what does the future of Downtown Las Vegas look like to you?
Downtown Las Vegas looks like a place I can invest my life savings to open my dream job.

What weapon would you carry during the Zombie Apocalypse?
A huge, Gallagher-esque wooden sledgehammer.

What is your favorite downtown venue?
Aside from my own shop, I'd have to say Pinches Tacos. Who can say no to carne asada fries?

Eric Healey and Mayor Carolyn Goodman at the Grand Opening of Monocle Optical

Eric Healey and Mayor Carolyn Goodman at the Grand Opening of Monocle Optical