5519 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 597-1111

About Us

Optical Works and Phoenix Eyewear Salon offer the most unique frames and lenses anywhere in the world. Having manufactured fashion eyewear for over 70 years, the archives of unworn vintage frames, as well as Horn and bamboo frames, are just some of the featured items from their collections of tens of thousands of handmade frames. As operators of a custom laboratory, the latest technology and old school attention to detail, make their optical lenses the best choice for discriminating wearers. Come by today and meet one of our highly trained opticians and stylists, to see the best vision possible, and look a notch above the rest.

Phoenix Optical History

Optical Works is the culmination of over 100 years of experience making and dispensing the finest eyewear in the world.  Started over 100 years ago in France, and purchased by the Ascher family in 1930, it continues to grow in producing the best frames and lenses available.
Several circumstances make Optical Works a unique find for many of our most discriminating customers.  Not just a dispensing optician, we have manufactured our own frames from the beginning.  Our style archives reach back into the 1930’s, and we have the largest collection of vintage eyewear in the world.  Many of our most popular styles go way back, and we still produce them today in our French factory.  The knowledge of frame making we have gained over the years inspires us to make many custom shapes and one of a kind designs found nowhere else.  We currently offer the latest styles made from bamboo, real buffalo and ram horn, as well as traditional metal and plastics.
Just as we insist on keeping our frame quality standards high, Optical Works has always operated it’s own custom prescription lab, making lenses from start to finish.  We are always on the cutting edge of lens technology, and currently offer some of the most innovative digital designs in the industry.  From custom polarized sunglasses, progressive hidden bifocals, special coatings, hard to fit prescriptions, or even “old fashioned” real glass lenses, we do it all.
You can see over 3000 frames in each of our stores, many of which you may have seen before on the face of your favorite celebrity.  Optical works has been a frame stylist to Hollywood for many years, and continues to style top stars in our classic frames.
Although we are proud of our past, our future looks bright.  Upon completion of our Bay Area frame factory we will be offering custom styles, and specially made frames found nowhere else.  Whether you need a different size in your favorite style, or a special color, our factory will produce the most specialized eyewear for our customers.


Copyright 2018 Phoenix Optical Eyewear. All rights reserved. Designed and Developed by XWeavers.com

View Larger Map

[-] Close