Our Hours Are By Appointment
Tuesday - Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-2
(Laboratory Closed On Saturday)
Phone lines open at 10:00
Prior to your visit, please note our current COVID-19 Protocol:
  • All staff are equipped with PPE
  • We ask that all patients arrive with a protective mask                                                                    

  •  Hand sanitizer is available at each fitting table

  • All patients must complete a COVID-19 questionnaire upon arrival; we will be checking your temperature with a non-contact forehead thermometer

  • We are limiting the number of patients in the store to one patient per optician, with the exception of an accompanying parent or caregiver

  • We regularly clean and disinfect all spaces where public interaction occurs 

  • All eyeglasses and measuring equipment are sanitized between appointments


Thank you for understanding that we must continue to do our part to to ensure the wellness of our community and staff.

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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              Thank you for understanding that we must continue to do our part to ensure the wellness of our community and staff.         






5064 Lee Highway

Arlington, VA 22207


PHONE    (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!



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.



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.

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.



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

Andrew J. Adelson, M.D.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist
1155 21st St NW
Lafayette Centre, Building 3
Mall Level, Suite 400 (basement level)
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 202-296-4900


David M. Bachman, M.D.
Eye Physician and Surgeon
1133 20th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-296-4900

Gitanjali B. Baveja, M.D.

George U. Char, M.D.
21785 Filigree Court
Suite 202
Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone: 703-723-8988

Salma K. Chaudhri, M.D.

Arlington Loudon Pediatric Ophthalmology

1715 N. George Mason Drive #207

Arlington, VA 22205

Phone: (571) 378-2236


Melissa D. Kern, M.D. 
Pediatric Ophthalmology and
Adult Strabismus

Arlington Loudon Pediatric Ophthalmology
1715 N. George Mason Drive #207

Arlington, VA 22205

Phone: (571) 378-2236


Marc Malouf, M.D.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma,

Ocular Disease

1635 N. George Mason Drive

Suite 100 - Building B

Arlington, VA  22205

Phone: (703) 524-5777



John Martin, M.D.
6231 Leesburg Pike
Suite 608
Falls Church, VA 22044
Phone: 703-534-3900



Amy Kotecha, M.D.
Board Certified Ophthalmologist
3801 North Fairfax Dr.

Suite 74
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 528-3910



Ghada Orkubi, M.D.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma,

Ocular Disease

1635 N. George Mason Drive

Suite 100 - Building B

Arlington, VA  22205

Phone: (703) 524-5777

Lisa G. Framm Sklar, M.D.


302 West Maple Avenue

Vienna, VA 22180

Phone: 703-938-1201


Christine A. Tagayun, M.D.

1715 N. George Mason Drive #206

Arlington, VA  22205

Phone: (703) 525-4411



Michael C. Tigani, M.D.
Colleen A. Joseph, M.D.
Ophthalmology & Ophthalmic Surgery
6845 Elm Street

Suite 250
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: (703) 356-5484


Lisa L. Wei, M.D.
Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Pediatric Ophthalmology
3801 N. Fairfax Dr.

Suite 64
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703-528-8899



A. Wali Ziayee, M.D.
Board Certified Ophthalmologist
1715 N. George Mason Dr. #207
Arlington, VA 22205
Phone: (703) 528-4211