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About the Company

For over 100 years, Sterling Optical has been providing professional eye exams and incredible customer service from our licensed optometrists and staff.

Every location offers full service eye care for the entire family. Visit any location and find an extensive selection of eyeglasses, contact lenses, and designer sunglasses, all at a great value. At Sterling Optical, no matter what your budget, we offer fashion for everyone!

Company History

A pioneer in the optical industry, Sterling Optical was one of the first to focus on developing proprietary private label brands and forming partnerships with frame vendors worldwide.


Sterling Optical first opened its doors in 1914. The first location was in the Financial District of New York City. Thirty-five successful years later, a second store opened in the Washington, D.C. area.


In 1966, Sterling Optical embarked on the first of its expansion programs by acquiring IPCO, a retail optical company and public corporation. This acquisition made Sterling Optical one of the largest retail optical chains in the Northeast.


Today, the company has over 50 locations nationwide.

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