Our shop is located in Washington DC, right off Dupont Circle. We are independently-owned and operated. We are a small business proud of belonging to the District and its uniqueness. Our commitment with the city and the neighborhood is our way of doing our part to keep the local economy growing.
We strive to offer the most complete and professional eye care service. Technical knowledge and style guide our opticians in order to find the best frame for you. Our in-house finishing lab specializes in customizing lenses for your unique needs. From comprehensive eye exams to helping you wear contact lenses, from craftsmanship to same-day repairs. Our goal is to create a long-lasting and satisfactory relation with our customers.
We specialized in handmade European and Japanese eyewear. We strive to offer our customers the highest quality in materials and the latest trends in design. We carry several exclusive and hard-to-find designers to offer you a tailored fit and a personalized style.
Your vision is a delicate and important matter. Whether your need a frame or contact lenses, we take care of every detail. Frames need to complement your face, follow the lines of your eyebrows, match the space between your eyes, be easy on your nose, and give you the best look ever. Contact lenses should also match your needs. It is always a personalized attention to fit the right lenses for the right activities, including follow-up checks to make sure the lenses fit you well. Our call is to help you look the best.
A comprehensive eye exam means you will get an accurate prescription that provides your best vision potential. It also means that your eyes have been evaluated for any eye pathology including cataracts, glaucoma, corneal and/or lid disease and macular degeneration to mention only a few. A dilated examination, if indicated, is not added on as an extra charge to fully evaluate your eye health.
At Dupont Optical, our services include comprehensive eye exams, premier eyewear, sunglasses, contact lenses fitting, and multiple services to make your eyewear perfect for you.
The craftsmanship of cutting lenses is alive at Dupont Optical. We are equipped with an in-house finishing laboratory specializing in cutting and fitting lenses in a wide range of frames, from classic to eclectic. We constantly strive to stay up-to-date with the technical advancement of antireflective coatings, digital free-form lenses, high-index materials, as well as progressive lenses.
"I've shopped for glasses all over town, high and low -- and over the years Dupont Optical is by far the most consistent in product quality, service, and selection.
Doug is attentive and to what you want/need. Eyeglass shopping can be a bit overwhelming, but he will guide you patiently.
Pricing varies depending on frames and the types of lenses you need. You can spend a lot, but you can also stay within a budget if you want to. No pushy sales there."
***** Imo, 11/07/2013
"So I am testing out some contact lenses, I have been a glasses wearer for 12 years now and frankly want to be able to wear my sunglasses and still see! The doc at Dupont Optical was really quite good. It was the best eye exam I've ever had. Hands down, super thorough and was willing to answer any question and had great, detailed answers.
The gentleman working the phone and the floor was also super nice and very helpful.
Really I only have nice things to say.
They don't work directly with any insurance plans so know that, but they worked out GREAT for me so far. I have a follow-up in a week and I'll update my post then."
**** Niko, 03/29/2012
"Eyeglasses as ... a fashion statement .. wearable art .. yes! And if you want an amazing experience of personal service with 2 guys (Ben and Doug) who do a great job of choosing frames that suit your face and your personality/style, then you must go to this store.
If you prefer to support a local business, rather than a chain, go to this store. If you value high-quality design, just go! And if you value your eyes and the quality of your eye care .... the optometrist, Brad, does an impeccable job.
I've been going for over 10 years and have always had an great experience from start to finish. Oh, and I get tons of compliments on my glasses!"
***** Laura, 07/09/2011
"I have been using Dupont Optical for many years. Their doctor is the best I've had in my life. I've worn glasses 40 years and this doctor ran tests that had never been run on me before -- which means I'm now seeing better than I ever have before!
Everyone there is a complete professional, taking their time to make sure that your glasses are the best that can be, and fit so well that you barely know they're there. Yes, it can be expensive -- but you absolutely get everything you are paying for!"
***** Linnea, 11/07/2013
"AH-mazing customer service, spectacular and huge selection of frames. This is my "go to" place for this very important service and accessory."
***** Janet, 11/07/2013
Dupont Optical defines the words "customer service." I like going to a place where they know me, they know my style, and they take the time to make sure each order is perfect. I've received compliments on every pair of glasses I've gotten there (I think I'm up to maybe 8 pairs in the past almost 3.5 years). People say, "Wow great glasses, where did you get them." I never got that kind of comment before. Finally, I have to say that Dr. Brad is the best optometrist I've ever been to. He discovered a problem in my eyes that is now being treated by an ophthalmologist. Had he not been so thorough and caring, my eyes would have been damaged eventually. I'll never go anywhere else but here for eyeglasses. Big thanks to Ben, Doug, and Dr. Brad.
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"Dupont Optical is not the place to go if you're looking for a 2-for-$69 glasses deal. But I have learned that you get what you pay for. I'll get to the frames in a minute, but Ben and Doug - the optometrists on site - as well as the eye doctor are really professionals. Their work is not just a job for them, it's a profession, and they really take the care with their clients that represents the height of professionalism. If I've ever had a problem with a product or just needed some adjusting, my issues are dealt with immediately and well. Their experience assures me that I will get the right prescription and that my lenses will be situated in their frames properly...They're just the best. I won't go anywhere else."
***** Odeana 06/24/2011
Their eye exam made me feel like I'd never really had a good eye exam before this one. The owners are magical at choosing just the right frames. I spent 20 minutes trying to choose between 6 frames that were all perfect yet different. Will not go anywhere else from now on.
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"This place is great--a fantastic selection of frames, and prices are comparable for the names they carry. When I went in, I told them I was on a limited budget, and they were very sensitive to that without making me feel bad. I was presented with a lot of choices in my price range. I also feel like the quality of their lenses is much higher than some of the "factory" eye places. You really do get what you pay for. Since then, I've stopped in several times for adjustments (and once for a minor repair)--Doug has always been incredibly gracious and professional, and never charges me a cent. I'm really happy to have them in the neighborhood. Check them out!"
**** Christine, 06/08/2011