Optician has seen it all

John Eury, owner of City Optical in Oil City, is retiring in November. The local businessman has plied his occupation as an optician for 57 years. His shop is on East Front Street. (By Judith O. Etzel)

In 57 years, John Eury made "thousands and thousands, maybe a million" prescription eyeglasses for customers needing his assistance.

"I haven't kept count but it was a lot, really a lot," said the Oil City resident. "Let's say it was enough to keep me busy eight hours a day. For a long time."

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