While there are countless optometrists and prescription eyewear stores throughout the United States of America, how many are actually owned by minorities? As we continue to commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth in the USA, we have curated a list of 5 Black-owned Prescription eyewear stores in the country where you can get an eye exam or purchase your next pair of frames.
Located in Montclair New Jersey, Drs. Barnes & Carter LLC is owned and operated by two qualified and long standing optometrists who also happen to be a couple. They offer eye examinations for all ages and a host of other optometrist services including the sale of prescription glasses. Visit them in office today and see if you can spot a pair of Bôhten’s while you’re there!
Dr. Barnes and Dr. Carter with Congressman John Lewis
Founded by Amber Jackson, Glitz Optical was created to “help you make the statement you want to make to the world with your time and schedule in mind”. Glitz Optical operates as a mobile optical store, “ with the goal of telling our story through art and styling our clients without compromising quality and accuracy.” Book an appointment online to have your fashion forward glasses fitted today!
First Class Eye Care is located in Duluth, Georgia and provides “first class comprehensive eye care and eyewear with the finest aesthetics and craftsmanship. Owned by two young, minority optometrists, they have a team of highly trained professionals and want each customer to consider them as their eye care family. First Class eye care also services nearby areas such as Gwinnett and Atlanta. Visit their store to pick up your pair of prescription eyewear today.
Laveen Lasik and Total Eye Care is located in Laveen Village, Arizona. They offer an array of services to include visual acuity tests, comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fitting, designer eyeglasses or treatment for an eye disease or condition. Not only can you purchase your pair of prescription frames there, but they also accept a number of insurance plans too!
Special Eye Care is owned and operated by Dr. Lamont and Dr. Mesheca in the Camp Springs region of Maryland. Both have been practicing optometrists for over 20 years and bring a wealth of knowledge to the field individually and together. Another power couple, their store offers a slew of services along with an optical boutique. Be sure to visit them to find the perfect pair of glasses today.