A B O U T F R A M E O F M I N D
Savannah-born, nurtured by the farmlands of the buck-eye state, and rooted deeply within the clay sands of the capital city of this beloved South Carolina, Mark Plessinger owns Frame of Mind, The Art of Eyewear (FOM). You’ll find this optical boutique and alternative art gallery tucked away on the west side of the Congaree river, in the heart of the burgeoning State Street shopping district.
Outfitted in a rustic architectural chic, FOM invites you to come in and stay awhile. Mark’s business is the perfect self-portrait, a swirling organic energy that gives way to the verve for which he is so well-known. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with his degree in HRTA and has spent the last 19 years in management and sales in the optical industry. A State of South Carolina licensed and American Board of Opticianry certified optician,
Mark opened FOM eight years ago. He wanted to bring something unseen and unavailable as of yet to the citizens of South Carolina and eventually to the Southeast…to impact lives with his art…to change how people saw themselves and the community. Many of the lines of frames he carries are exclusive to FOM; these pieces of “functional art” (as Mark calls them) that fill the shop displays are the pallet which he uses to design faces!
We are Columbia’s purveyor of exclusive eyewear and distinctive art, served to you with unparalleled service. Come and browse our selection of quality ophthalmic frames and sunglasses that are fashion forward and that fit the individualized needs of our customers. We believe in showcasing the gamut of artistic expression, which is as evident in the art that fills our gallery as it is in the frames that fill our shelves.
"At Frame of Mind, we merge art and eyewear.
To show people that they are, in fact,
one in the same."