Dietz-McLean Optical:

Optical Experts Since 1938

For more than 80 years, Dietz-McLean Optical has proudly offered good, old-fashioned opticianry for the communities we serve in the greater San Antonio area. We personalize and perfect your frames in-house to make sure every pair is up to snuff — and to get your glasses into your hands right away.

Over 80 Years of Independent Eyewear

We’ve been dedicated to providing outstanding glasses and optical services to the region since our inception in the late 1930’s. We’ve worked hard for our reputation as committed, local experts who will take care of their customers no matter how far above and beyond we have to go.

Services Backed with Optical Expertise

Our opticians have continued to innovate throughout our decades-long history with the services we offer, making incredible eyewear and optical services more accessible. We’re proud to have been trusted by so many neighbors for so long and work diligently to keep advancing our care.

No Plan, No Problem

We want everyone who walks through our doors to have access to fine eyewear and frames, which is why we’re proud to offer our Fair Value Plan. This unique program is designed to give you an incredible deal even if you don’t have insurance coverage!

Find A Location Near You

Dietz-McLean Optical started with a dream of bringing the best right to you, and that dream has expanded into the reality of today, with six convenient locations. We are dedicated to serving the greater San Antonio area, so you’ll never be far from exceptional eyewear.

Who We Are

Dietz-McLean Optical was founded in 1938 by Raymond “Mac” McLean and E.A. Dietz, and it remains a family business to this day. From that day forward, we’ve always operated under the mindset that everyone else’s premium is simply our standard.

Now owned by Raymond’s grandsons, Drake and Cliff McLean, DM Optical still provides expertly crafted frames with top-notch service. We believe each customer’s glasses should be as unique as they are, and we strive to provide customized eyewear solutions to fit their specific needs.

Since 1938

Over 100 years of optical expertise!

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Distinctive Eyewear

Independent Eyewear

for Every Style

We are glasses people, and we have a passion for talking about eyewear and the extensive selection of frames we have here at Dietz-McLean Optical. Tell us about you and your lifestyle so we can curate glasses that match you: we love making a new eyewear fanatic out of a customer!

As independent opticians and your local eyewear experts, we’ve put together the most expansive variety of frames around — including brands you know and love like COACH®, Nike, Ray-Ban®, and Kate Spade New York® — and brought them home to you in the San Antonio area.

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Our Services

Working as independent opticians gives us the freedom to provide unique resources for our customers. As the eyewear industry as a whole moves away from craftsmen and towards more mass-produced products, we remain steadfast in offering customized eyeglasses and experiences.

Custom Lens Lab

Our Bitters Road office has an on-site lens laboratory, so we can personally modify your lenses and shorten the time you need to wait for them. Even if your glasses were made or purchased somewhere else, we offer Spec Checks that ensure your glasses fit properly and are adjusted precisely to your face.

Generations of Optical Experience

As family-owned opticians, we’ve seen clients and custom eyewear of all kinds over the years, and we’re ready to use that knowledge to help you find fantastic eyeglasses. We offer an extensive warranty on our eyewear, including free repairs and adjustments for life, because we don’t just want you to see well in your glasses — we want you to love how you’re seeing the world.

Convenient Referrals

If you need an eye doctor you can trust, we are happy to connect you with the region’s most trusted optometrists! We have an extensive referral network to link you with expert doctors who can ensure your eye health and give you a precise vision prescription to use in our shops.

Concierge Services

We’re proud to offer our unique concierge services to customers upon request. We bring the very best of our optical shop right to you, including adjustments, repairs, and showcases of our latest eyewear collections. Contact us to learn more about this specialized offering.

Custom Lens Lab
Generations of Optical Experience
Convenient Referrals
Concierge Services

Custom Lens Lab

Customized Eyewear

Custom Lens Lab

Our Bitters Road office has an on-site lens laboratory, so we can personally modify your lenses and shorten the time you need to wait for them. Even if your glasses were made or purchased somewhere else, we offer Spec Checks that ensure your glasses fit properly and are adjusted precisely to your face.

Generations of Optical Experience

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Generations of Optical Experience

Our Bitters Road office has an on-site lens laboratory, so we can personally modify your lenses and shorten the time you need to wait for them. Even if your glasses were made or purchased somewhere else, we offer Spec Checks that ensure your glasses fit properly and are adjusted precisely to your face.

Convenient Referrals

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Convenient Referrals

If you need an eye doctor you can trust, we are happy to connect you with the region’s most trusted optometrists! We have an extensive referral network to link you with expert doctors who can ensure your eye health and give you a precise vision prescription to use in our shops.

Concierge Services

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Concierge Services

We’re proud to offer our unique mobile service to customers upon request. We bring the very best of our optical shop right to you, including adjustments, repairs, and showcases of our latest eyewear collections. Contact us to learn more about this specialized offering.

Fair Value

Independent & Affordable

That’s A Fair value

No matter what type of insurance you have — or if you don’t have insurance at all — we think you deserve to love your eyeglasses, which is why our Fair Value Plan is available to everyone! The Fair Value Plan and our warranties make it easy to get the right fantastic glasses from our expansive independent selection of eyewear.

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See What Our

Customers are Saying

Alba Luz
Alba Luz
2022-02-10
In 2018, I took my 90 years old father to a routine eye check up. The Doctor there found a problem with him that required urgent surgery in both eyes to don't go blind. Thanks to her my dad's vision is perfect for his age. Great service! 🌹
Robert McKinney
Robert McKinney
2021-03-17
Excellent service, very friendly and very service oriented!!
Nagendra Kumar
Nagendra Kumar
2021-01-25
Dietz-McLean Optical in San Antonio on Basse Rd... The best Optical experience I ever had. I am from California, visiting my daughter in San Antonio, and have been wearing rimless glasses for a while. No one ever did my rimless round glasses the way I wanted until I met Linda at Dietz-McLean opticals. To me, precise and accurate measurements of my round rimless glasses were of utmost importance and Linda was sharp as a whip who understood my need for precision, accuracy and elegance .She got my rimless glasses done....on time and to the exact measurements on the glasses. .I was so impressed with the quality of their work, I got 3 pairs of rimless glasses done. Linda is an asset to this company to uphold the values of Customer service, profssional atttitude and respect for the customers in listening to their needs , ontime delivery of glasses of exceptional quality and elegance. I would highly recommend Dietz-McLean Opticals for quality glasses - rim or rimless. -Mr Kumar .
erin reynolds
erin reynolds
2020-12-29
I was looking for a particular pair of glasses with no luck. I found this place via Google. I spoke with Linda and she was able to find the glasses for me! Great customer service! I will only buy glasses from here going forward! Thank you, Linda!
John Nisbet
John Nisbet
2020-09-22
Great company going back to my grandfather who was one of the first ophthalmologists in SA (actually the 2nd and they told him he wouldn't make it since there already was 1!). I go to Dietz-McLean for all my glasses needs. Thanks!
Sarah Hardaway
Sarah Hardaway
2020-09-11
Georgia Jobes
Georgia Jobes
2020-08-31
The best optical shop bar none. Dietz-McLean goes the extra mile in customer service and producing superb quality eyewear. Linda never gave up on me and after a new prescription my glasses were perfect. I have been a loyal customer for two decades. My prescription is difficult and this is the only optical shop that can fit me.
Zack Ezer
Zack Ezer
2020-07-08
I've been wearing glasses for close to twenty years and have not had an easier shopping experience for new glasses in that time. Elke was very knowledgeable about my options and I was quickly able to pick a new frame that looks great. Thank you for the great service!
Michael Ward
Michael Ward
2020-06-16
Found this company from my friend Rodney who works here. Great guy and always professional!
GREG DEATHERAGE
GREG DEATHERAGE
2020-02-13
Great Opticians with a great selection and friendly staff!

Uncompromisingly Independent, Conveniently Close!