World Optic began in 1972 in a family garage as an optical lab making prescription eyewear for private doctor practices. In 1977 the founder Raymundo Favela Senior received his Dispensing Optician License from the Medical Board of the State of California and opened to the public.
However, the passion to create quality eyewear began many years prior in 1947 where as a young boy Mr. Favela was granted an apprenticeship in the art of making eyeglasses at the "Optica Scientifica" in Torreon, Quawila (Mexico). As a young apprentice Mr. Favela learned the importance of understanding the logic of light, optics, materials, aesthetics, quality, and service. Through this rigorous apprenticeship Mr. Favela honed his knowledge and skills and began to pave his reputation of providing quality product and service.
As a father of three and running a small family business, all three children where actively involved at a young age. The youngest of the three Ray Favela Jr. followed his father’s passion to create a quality product. After Graduating from the University of Southern California in 2001 with a degree in Business and Fine Arts Ray Jr. came back to help his father restructure the business; linking innovative technology and organization with the honed knowledge, quality and skills handed down by Mr. Favela.
The father and son duo have devoted themselves to understanding the fundamentals of optics and pushing the boundaries of quality and innovation in craftsmanship. They have since built an environment where the mantra is to take each order and tailor the best available eyewear solution for each individual patient, while educating each patient of all available options. By educating the patient of what is available to them; together, patient and staff, can work together to achieve the best visual experience considering individual needs and budget.
World Optic has created a reputation as the premier specialty eyewear shop that can repair, modify and create eyeglasses that other retail opticals and private practices cannot do. World Optic has shown tremendous growth because of its expertise and has expanded its lab, technology, overall operations, and product line to house over a 1,500 eyeglass frame collection, including most brand name and designer eyewear frames. The World Optic staff continues to seek out innovative ways to create quality eyewear and keep up with technological advances; setting standards in the optical industry. World Optic is now servicing customers and patients worldwide. Just check our Yelp reviews to see for yourself.