Nestled in the heart of Richmond, Carytown Optical Shoppe has a spectacular location in the historic Carytown. At this jewel of a local family-owned eye care store you will experience a super comfortable, casual, and authentic ambiance. Virginia licensed Optician, Cynthia Allen, sole owner for over a quarter of a century, ensures you an altogether professional experience with old-time service that will satisfy all your luxury eyewear needs. Treat yourself with the best and legendary hand-crafted artisan eyeglasses from leading luxury eyewear designers around the world! A unique local eyewear boutique in Carytown, and a much-needed option for the luxury eyewear enthusiasts of Richmond, VA.
Our very cool eyewear collection ranges in style from fun, funky and edgy to classic, traditional, and sophisticated. Carytown Optical Shoppe displays over 900 unique spectacle frames, representing your favorite brands and latest trends within the eyewear industry. With our abundant inventory from prescription eye- or sunglasses to the latest non-prescription sunglasses, you will find the perfect fit no matter what your face size or shape may be.
Carytown Optical has a unique eyewear selection worth seeing where you can choose stylish eyewear, as well as inexpensive “back up” eyewear. From the very young to the young-at-heart, we are simply the best in meeting your eye care needs. Come visit Carytown Optical and see yourself clearly and more stylishly in some new frames soon! Have questions, please complete our contact form or call (804) 353-7665.
Covid-19 Information: We are open by appointment only! We have created a safe clean and low risk environment to protect our customers. Call (804) 353-7665 to schedule an appointment. We’re unable to take outside repairs currently. Please wear a mask to appointments. Hand sanitizer provided. We will be responding to all messages within at least 48 hours, thanks for understanding, and stay safe!
Carytown Optical was voted the best locally owned eyewear store by Richmonders in 2019, 2021 and 2022 – click here. The announcements were made in Richmond Magazine (click here) editions of Best and Worst. “It touts itself as a unique eyewear boutique that’s true to the Carytown name, offering frames from top names, including Matsuda, Face a Face and Sabine Be.” Richmond Magazine
Carytown Optical offers friendly and personal attention with a live person standing by that can be contacted during normal business hours (standard eastern time). Our focus is on your complete satisfaction, and we strive to build lasting relationships with service to each individual client. You will be delighted, that is our pledge to you! Do not take our word for it. Read what some of our most recent clients have to say.
Not in the area? Order your eyewear online and get it shipped directly to your doorstep. We gladly accept phone orders if the frames are not available from our online store. The physical store in Richmond, Virginia handles the administration and distribution for our online store..
At Carytown Optical, you will experience excellent service from people who care, providing you with expert advice and personal attention. Whenever you visit, we will adjust your glasses, as a complementary courtesy, for the life of your glasses. Click here for the list of service we provide.
Carytown Optical is a trusted and authorized dealer representing only the finest luxury eyewear lines. The exclusive Anne et Valentin, Bevel, Face a Face and Matsuda dealer in Richmond, Virginia. Each frame is authentic, made of high-quality material and includes the full manufacturer’s warranty. Come visit Cynthia, who wants you to love your glasses, look good, feel comfortable, and see terrific with them!
Whether you already wear contact lenses or are considering them, Carytown Optical Shoppe makes it as easy and convenient as possible for you. We do contact lens fittings and consultations. You can order your prescription contact lenses from a wide selection of the top contact lens brands. We supply you with contact lenses usually by the next afternoon if we do not have them in stock.
Keep your vision healthy! Your eye health is in your hands. Dr. Benjamin Gates, OD, is an independent, experienced, and board-certified Optometrist conveniently located at the shop. Dr. Gates enjoys providing comprehensive eye care to adults and children. We invite you to visit Carytown Optometry to come see why we he is “the clear choice for better vision!” Call (804) 565-2020. Visit the Optometrist Website to schedule an eye exam.
Maui Jim Sunglasses have arrived at Carytown Optical: Maui Jim started in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii. Seeing a need in the market for technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV while bringing the brilliant colors of the island to life, they engineered the revolutionary PolarizedPlus2® lens. Incorporated into seven new sunglass styles, the Classic Collection was introduced. They now offer over 125 styles of sunglasses, 100% of which are polarized and protect from 100% of UVA and UVB rays.