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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, and we take pride in having the largest selection of eyewear in East Texas. We have a state-of-the-art, in-house precision lab that 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 experience. You can be certain 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 consecutive years

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 shop 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:

Digitally Surfaced RX Lenses

(two-year warranty)


(prescription and non-prescription)

Varilux Digital No-Line Lenses

Revolutionary Progressive Lenses

(replace bifocals)

Handcrafted Custom Eyewear

Free Adjustments and Repair

Varilux and Crizal Specialists

Computer Glasses

Crizal No-Glare Lenses

Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Shooting and Sports Eyewear

Certified Opticians*

Custom Lens Tinting

Custom-Made Magnetic Clip-Ons

(polarized, computer, etc.)

Premium Optics

(you will see the difference)

State-of-the-Art Lab for Fast, Accurate Service

We proudly support the following organizations:

Meet Our Staff


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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