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Our Hours Are By Appointment
Tuesday - Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-2
Phone lines open at 10:00
(Laboratory Closed On Saturday)
Current Health Care Facility Protocol:
  • We ask that all patients wear a protective mask
  • All staff are equipped with PPE                                                                    

  •  Hand sanitizer is available at each fitting table

  • The number of patients in the store is limited to one patient per optician, with the exception of an accompanying parent or caregiver

  • All spaces where public interaction occurs are regularly cleaned and disinfected.

  • All eyeglasses and measuring equipment are sanitized between appointments


Customizing Your Eyeglasses
for the Way You Live, Work and Play.


Established in 1954, MacPherson Opticians is an independently owned optical store staffed by a friendly, highly-skilled, and experienced staff of Virginia State Board licensed opticians.

Your satisfaction is our priority. We are dedicated to helping you look and see your best with state-of-the-art lenses and quality eyewear at a range of prices. 

Our frame collections include both classic and eclectic styles, selected primarily from independent manufacturers with a focus on craftsmanship and design. 

Our mission is to provide you with a superior personalized experience in selecting your new eyewear and to deliver a solution that offers optimum style, comfort, and functionality.

We do not take insurance. However, some insurance companies will reimburse you for out-of-network purchases if provided with an itemized receipt, which we will gladly provide.

Discover the Difference Between Adequate and Accurate!



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        5064 Lee Highway

        Arlington, VA 22207



          (703) 536-7800




Eyewear is NOT a commodity.


Although any product can be bought on the internet,

our service and expertise cannot.

Expert knowledge of our profession with state-of-the art technology, precision-crafted lenses, and frames from small, independent manufacturers. 

Guidance selecting frames that are appropriate for your prescription, fit flawlessly, and complement your image and lifestyle. 

We specialize in fitting eyeglasses for all ages, including infants and toddlers. We carry the largest selection of pediatric

eyewear in the area.

We will expertly fill your prescription - from the simplest to the most complex -  to precise optical standards in our professional on-site laboratory.

We test the finished lenses to ensure they meet our strict quality control standards. 

We expertly fit your new eyeglasses for maximum comfort and functionality.

We offer ongoing service and repair of our eyeglasses as needed.

We listen. We communicate. We advise.

We want you to love your eyeglasses!

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Here is a small sample of the brands we offer. Please come in to see more.


We will work with you to find a frame with a comfortable balance of fashion, function and fit.

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Among the multitude of choices on the market, all lenses are NOT created equal.  


The right lenses for you will depend on your prescription, lifestyle, work, and leisure activities. We will help you select the optimum combination of lens and coating options to give you the best vision possible.

For example, after age 40, most adults develop a condition known as presbyopia, which is manifested by blurred vision at normal reading distances and results in an instinctive habit of  holding reading material farther and farther away. Reading, bifocal, trifocal, and state-of-the-art progressive lenses compensate for this and other natural visual changes.  

Due to ubiquitous use of computers, tablets, and SmartPhones, people of all ages are experiencing unprecedented eye strain. headaches, and neck pain as a result of extended use of these devices. In response, lens manufacturers have developed specific lenses and coatings to help you see clearly and comfortably at  intermediate ranges and relieve these symptoms. 


Additional lens coating options and blue-light filters can minimize reflections and eyestrain for crisper vision in all lighting situations, provide protection against scratches, and maximize the ability to keep your lenses clean.

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Sun & Sports Protection

Most lens materials inherently block harmful cataract-causing UV-rays. Sunglass lens options range from self-tinting, which react to changing light conditions, to polarized which filter out most glare created by sunlight reflected off water, snow, and other surfaces. 

Impact-resistant lenses used in sports glasses for adults and children are not only crucial in preventing serious eye injuries but can also be customized for particular sports activities. 

Proper care of your lenses will extend their life and effectiveness. Don't leave your eyeglasses in the sun or near a heat source as this can damage the coating and frames.

Keep them in a protective case when not in use.

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Your doctor counts on us to fill your prescription to the highest degree of precision. You can count on that too.

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1715 N. George Mason Dr., #207

Arlington, VA 22205

Phone: (703) 528-4211

Arlington Eye Center

1635 N. George Mason Drive

Suite 100 - Building B

Arlington, VA  22205

Phone: (703) 524-5777


Arlington Loudon Pediatric Ophthalmology

1420 Beverly Road, Ste. 110

McLean, VA 22101

Phone: (571) 378-2236


4161 Westlake Drive Ste. 300

Sterling, VA  20165

Phone: (571-434-2927

Capital Vision

3801 N. Fairfax Drive, Ste. 74

Arlington, VA  22203

Phone: (703) 528-4367


Eye Associates of Washington

4910 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Ste 21

Washington, DC 20016

Phone: (202) 686-6700

8330 Boone Blvd., Ste 160

Vienna, VA  22182

Phone: (703) 442-8129


Eye Physicians of Washington

1155 21st St NW, Ste. M-400
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 202-296-4900

Louden Eye Care

21785 Filigree Court, Ste. 202
Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone: (703) 723-8988


Metropolitan Opthalmology

6845 Elm Street, Ste. 250

McLean, VA  22101

Phone: (703) 356-5484


5530 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1527

Chevy Chase, MD  20815

Phone: (301) 657-4171

Northern Virginia Ophthalmology Associates

6231 Leesburg Pike, Ste. 608
Falls Church, VA 22044
Phone: (703 0534-3900

3650 Joseph Siewick Drive, Ste. 102

Fairfax, VA  22033

Phone: (703) 620-2701


6355 Walker Lane, Ste. 405

Alexandria, VA  22310

Phone: (703) 922-0906

See Clearly Vision Group

Cornea Consultants

8138 Watson Street

McLean, VA  22102

Phone: (703) 827-5454

1715 N. George Mason Drive, Ste. 206

Arlington, VA  22205

5842 Hubbard Drive

Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: (301) 770-5891


Sklar Eyecare of Vienna

302 West Maple Avenue

Vienna, VA 22180

Phone: 703-938-1201


Lisa L. Wei, MD PC
Pediatric Ophthalmology
3801 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 64

Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703-528-8899