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Since 1950, Ragsdale & Martin Optical, Inc. has provided the very best in quality and service in the Tyler area. We are committed to providing our customers the very best in optics and style when it comes to eyewear. We take pride in having the largest selection of eyewear in East Texas. We have a state of the art in-house precision lab which assures that our work is of the highest quality.

I am Mike Martin, a Tyler Resident and Fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry. I own and manage Ragsdale & Martin Optical with the same expertise and high degree of customer service that has been our hallmark since 1950. Our staff and certified* opticians have decades of know-how. You can be certain that you will be greeted by a friendly face and assisted by a seasoned pro now and in the future.

Locals have voted us best Optical Shop for 13 years straight!

We showcase designs by fashion luminaries featuring exclusive styles, limited edition frames, and the highest quality of craftsmanship on display throughout our eyewear collections. Visit our optical and experience the unparalleled personal service offered by our knowledgeable opticians. We will intuitively guide you to reveal who you want to be with the perfect pair of eyewear. You may find yourself drawn to iconic brands, or you may uncover a new look by an emerging designer.

Ragsdale & Martin Optical offers the following products and services:

Largest Selection in East Texas - 2,000+ Frames

Exclusive Designer Eyewear brands In Tyler:

  • Fendi
  • Alain Mikli
  • Sospiri
  • Cazal
  • Oliver Peoples
  • Ottica Veneta
  • LaFont
  • Mike & Martin
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Paul Smith
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Persol
  • Randolph Ranger
  • Rudy Project

We proudly support the following organizations:



We guarantee your complete satisfaction.

*Our opticians are certified by the American Board of Opticianry. This means that our opticians have passed intense exams and have gone through extensive training.

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