Optical Specialists, Inc., has been in business for over 30 years with qualified optometrists.

Only remaining union opticians in Missouri. 

A family history of returning customers for over 60 years.

The Optical Specialists Difference

Optical Specialists is an independent, optician owned optical shop. It was founded in 1982 by Dan Bantle on the premise that high quality eyewear should be available to everyone not just those who shop in the most exclusive boutiques. Like those boutiques, the staff at Optical Specialists prides themselves on the service we provide to everyone who comes through our door for eyeglass, contact lens or other eyecare needs such as an eyesight test. Special requests are never a problem, and we welcome the most complex prescriptions.

Optical Specialists was originally located in Council Plaza on South Grand Avenue and then moved to Clayton, MO in 2007. Although the location has changed, the service and eyewear selection has remained the same. Catering to a diverse clientele, it is one of the few places where a CEO of a major corporation can sit next to a tradesman and each will be afforded the same level of service.

The opticians and eye specialists at Optical Specialists are the last remaining union opticians in the state of Missouri. Affiliated with Teamsters Local 688, we are proud of our union heritage and welcome the opportunity to serve our fellow union tradesmen.  

We hope you will allow our ophthalmologist to correct your vision with the help of an eye exam as well as find the perfect pair of eyeglasses or comfortable contact lenses for you.