Welcome to Carytown Optical Shoppe! This jewel of an optical shoppe is conveniently located in the heart of distinguished Carytown, the place to be for all of your luxury eyewear needs. Carytown Optical in Richmond, Virginia was established in 1983. The Virginia licensed Optician, Cynthia Allen, has been the sole owner of the shoppe for the last 25 years. Here you will experience old-time service, personal attention and expert advice in a high tech setting.

At Carytown Optical we want you to simply love your glasses, feel comfortable in them, look good and see great with them. Our eyewear is equally sought after by women, men and teenagers representing styles from classic to retro, elegant to funky, colorful to subtle.

Are you looking for prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses? How about non prescription sunglasses? Look no further; Carytown Optical Shoppe in Richmond has over 900 frames on display from all leading luxury eyewear designers such as Anne et Valentin of France, Berkshire Chase Eyewear of England, Bevel Eyewear of Japan, Beausoleil Eyewear of France, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses of USA, Eyebobs Reading Classes, ISSON Eyewear of Australia, John Varvatos Eyewear of Japan, LaFont Eyewear of Paris, Matsuda Eyewear of Japan, Oakley Sunglasses, Prodesign Eyewear of Denmark, Ray Ban Sunglasses, Silhouette Eyewear of Austria, Swiss Flex Eyewear of Switzerland, Varilux Lenses by Essilor, Vinylize Eyewear of Hungary, Zeiss Lenses of Germany, and more!

Throughout the years, Cynthia transformed its look and feel to a unique boutique for cool and stylish eyewear in the historical Carytown, a much needed option for the luxury eyewear enthusiasts of Richmond Virginia. At Carytown Optical in Richmond you will find a casual, comfortable atmosphere where you’ll have your choice in 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. See you soon!

Carytown Optical now also accepts phone orders if items are not available from our online store - Click here – So call us and place your order and we will ship your eyewear directly to your doorstep.

Bertam Ashe, professor at University of Richmond
John Varvatos
V337 in matte black

Contact Information

Shopping Hours: Mon 10-6, Tues 10-7:30, Wed 10-6, Thu 10-7:30, Fri 10-5, Sat 11-3, Sun - Closed. The first Friday of each month we are open from 10am until 8:30pm!

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20 S Nansemond Street, Richmond, VA 23221. Located in Martins Shopping Center close to Carytown Burgers & Fries.

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Eye Exams
Dr. Benjamin Gates, OD is an independent, experienced and board certified Optometrist and is conveniently located upstairs the Carytown Optical Shoppe. Call 804-565-2020.
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New eyewear lines now at Carytown Optical! Matsuda, Costa Del Mar, Isson, Eyebobs readers, Beausoleil and Anne et Valentin.

Specials and Discounts
Military, Law enforcement, fire fighters discount at Carytown Optical..