Arthur Williams Optical was founded in 1914 by Arthur Williams Sr., a Saint Paul based optician who felt that the people of the Twin Cities should have more choice when it came to eyeglasses.  The original location was on St. Peter Street in downtown St. Paul. The business steadily grew, and their customers appreciated their commitment to offering the best quality eyeglasses at the best possible prices.

In 1981 the business was purchased by Dan and Deb Olson and still operate today under the Arthur Williams name.  They were committed to keep the legacy of a locally family owned business.

In 2000, the downtown store relocated to the great  Highland Park neighborhood in St. Paul. 

For over 3 decades, Arthur Williams Optical has remained committed to providing excellent customer service, as well as top-notch optical services.  The committment to quality continues to set them apart from local competitors 

Your vision is important to us.


At Arthur Williams Optical, we care about your vision. Whether you need a stronger contact lens prescription, new eyeglasses, or are interested in computer and office glasses, we can help you. We never cut corners and always do what's best for you and your vision. You can trust that Arthur Williams Optical will take care of you.


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