By Nicholas Fonseca
Updated August 10, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

Not into LASIK surgery? Then La LOOP, the ”necklace for eyewear,” is the prop for you. Tired of misplacing her specs but unimpressed with eyeglass leashes that screamed ”granny,” former Sotheby’s exec Debbie Zoullas, 48, created La LOOP. Devotees of the ”practical and stylish” strings of glass beads, freshwater pearls, and semiprecious stones include Julia Roberts (who wears one in ”America’s Sweethearts”), Bette Midler, and Martha Stewart. ”You can wear it day or evening,” says partner Elizabeth Faraut, adding that collaborations with major designers are under discussion.