Custom Eyewear Lab in San Antonio, TX

Our Industry-Leading Lens Lab — Your Perfect Eyewear

Lens manufacturing has changed a lot since our founding in 1938, but one thing that hasn’t changed is our dedication to excellent eyewear. And crafting custom glasses frames and lens combinations, using modern lenses with specialty coatings and designs, lets us better serve our customers. Controlling the production of our own lenses with our San Antonio-based lens lab means we have a fast turnaround time for eyewear that just can’t be matched anywhere around.

Always Putting

Customers First

In our many decades in the eyewear industry, we’ve always sought to stand out from other opticians with exquisitely crafted custom eyewear and service that always prioritizes our customers. Our lens lab is a continuation of that goal: to provide the industry’s best lenses, personalized to your needs, as quickly as possible.

Why We Started and Still Craft

Top-Quality Custom Eyewear

Simply put: establishing our custom lens lab came down to control and service. We found that it was too easy for details or even lenses to disappear in a larger manufacturing process, and plenty of reasonable requests could get caught up in red tape. So, we took control of our own destiny. In our custom lens lab, we know exactly who is working on which lenses, what accommodations are possible, and we can take full ownership of our output. Even when there’s an occasional delay, we’re still faster than the rest!

Modern Eyeglass Frames Selection at Dietz-McLean
Our Custom

Lenses and Specialties

It’s not just our lens production that makes your eyewear exceptional: it’s also our selection of specialty products. We’ll customize your frames with freeform progressive lenses, prescription sunglasses, blue-light blocking computer glasses, high-power or prism lenses, and more. No matter how varied your day-to-day is, we’ll have you seeing clearly and safely in every situation.

Custom Eyewear being made at Dietz-McLean Optical

Our Roots in Custom Eyewear

DM Optical owners Drake and Cliff McLean have generations of optical experience and knowledge that’s been handed down to them since their grandfather, “Mac”, founded their shop over 80 years ago. Throughout our extended history, we’ve been interested in the science and design of custom lens making, and today, taking on that work ourselves is a pivotal part of how we provide our customers with ever-more incredible eyewear.

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Technology Changes Over Time, But Quality Doesn’t

We’ve never been content to rest on our laurels. We work to continually improve the craftsmanship of our glasses as technology and materials in the industry advance. Dietz-McLean Optical is committed to remaining on the forefront of the optical field: if there are new lenses, coatings, or processes on the market, and we believe they’ll improve your eyewear, you can rest assured we’ll be using them to make our already exceptional eyewear even better.

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See What Our

Customers are Saying

“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! 🌹”

Alba L.

Customer Alba L. share her thoughts on Dietz-McLean Optical

Excellent service, very friendly and very service oriented!!

Robert M.

Customer Robert M. share her thoughts on Dietz-McLean Optical

“Very professional, I’ve been using Dietz- McLean for years. The quality of their products are first rate and the caliber of customer service is impeccable.”

Robert L.

Customer Robert L. share her thoughts on Dietz-McLean Optical

Customer Alba L. share her thoughts on Dietz-McLean Optical

“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! 🌹”

Alba L.

Customer Robert M. share her thoughts on Dietz-McLean Optical

“Excellent service, very friendly and very service oriented!!”

Robert M.

Customer Robert L. share her thoughts on Dietz-McLean Optical

“Very professional, I’ve been using Dietz- McLean for years. The quality of their products are first rate and the caliber of customer service is impeccable.”

Robert L.

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