About Us 

Welcome to Horizon Optical, one of the premier optical shops in the Phoenix metro area. Horizon Optical is a full service optical department located within Horizon Eye Specialist & Lasik Center. Horizon Optical has been serving the valley since 1983. We have three valley locations for your convenience. We offer the newest and highest quality in both lens technology and frame designs. We have a large range of products to match anyone’s budget. At Horizon Optical, we pride ourselves on providing extraordinary customer service and the best products available to meet your needs.

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Our Staff 

Horizon Optical employs a well-rounded and very experienced staff of opticians. All of our opticians hold an ABO/NCLE Certification and/or Arizona State Optician's License. Our team of opticians is here to provide you with the best fit and function for all of your eyewear needs.

Horizon Optical is managed by Doug Gebhart, who brings over 25 years of experience to the optical field. The rest of our opticians have between 5 and 15 years experience in the field. We attend Continuing Education classes and continue to learn and improve on our knowledge. Come in today and let one of our opticians help you find that perfect pair of glasses or sunglasses.


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Frames - We have a large section of both designer names and value conscious styles. We have frames for men, women, and children. In addition, we carry a large selection of sunglass frames for both fashion and function. Our frames come in a great selection of materials, such as, stainless steel, titanium and zyl. No matter what your personal style we have a frame to fit your needs.

Lens Materials - Often people forget that the most important part of their eyeglasses is the lenses. We offer a wide range of lens materials to best suit each and every prescription. We offer everything from high quality CR-39, which is generally referred to as standard plastic, to light weight and impact resistant Trivex, and high-index lenses which are ideal for stronger prescriptions.

Lens Coatings - To further improve your vision, we offer the latest and greatest in lens coatings. In particular, Anti-Reflective coatings which have a myriad of benefits for the wearer. AR or Anti-Reflective coatings will improve vision for night driving by eliminating “halo effects” on headlights and street lights. AR also eases eye strain while doing computer work or while under fluorescent lighting. AR coating also looks better cosmetically, allowing others to clearly see your eyes, and eliminating glare when you are photographed.

Sunglasses - We offer a wide range of sunglasses which are available with or without a prescription. If you need a stylish or sporty pair of glasses for wear over your contacts, we have non-prescription sunglasses for you. If you need a prescription in your sunglasses we can make them in the fashion frame of your choice or any of our ophthalmic frames.

Sport Safety Frames - We are a sales representative for Rec Specs Sport Safety glasses. If you or your children are involved in any sports or activities; a pair of Rec Specs is a very important way to protect your precious eyesight.


Eyeglasses & Sunglasses -  Horizon Optical is truly a full service optical. Our Opticians are not merely salespeople, they are highly trained professionals. Our Opticians are available to assist you in choosing a great fitting frame that will work well with your individual prescription needs. We will help you decide on the best lens material and coatings to fulfill your needs, and help you look and see your very best. 

Contact Lenses -  If you are a contact lens wearer, our staff of Opticians will assist you in all aspects of your contact lens wear. We can assist you with ordering or get you set up with our online ordering service. We also provide contact lens training for new wearers. 

Fitting & Adjustments -  Our Opticians are all skilled at adjusting eyewear. We will fit and adjust your eyewear at dispense. If any adjustments are needed at any time in the future you are more than welcome to stop in for a complimentary fitting. 

Warranty & Repairs -  Most of our products come with a one year manufacturers' warranty. We can also help with minor repairs such as replacing lost screws and nose pads in store. 

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What our clients are saying

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At Horizon Eye Specialists your consultation will likely be the most thorough eye exam you’ve ever experienced. We pride ourselves at performing a detailed, careful review of your eye and medical history, using the latest technology to determine your current visual status, performing repeated testing if necessary, evaluating your entire eye health, and reviewing your specific visual needs and lifestyle demands.

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