Expert Eye Care Since 1970

August Optical is the premier eye care facility in Kalamazoo. Our optometrists have years of experience helping patients discover the best personal solutions for their eye health. We evaluate for regular and difficult glasses and contact lenses prescriptions, write prescriptions for medical eye conditions, and provide some of newest, fashionable, and effective frames and lenses on the market. When it comes to your vision, we’ll help you see the bigger picture.


We strive to serve our patients. We share our knowledge and expertise to better inform our patients of variables which impact their health and well-being. We humbly serve whoever comes through our doors, knowing that serving our community is what this company was founded on. In doing this, we help you see your world more clearly to enjoy life to the fullest!


Our caring attitude, behavior, and speech shapes the way we communicate with our patients. We care about your vision and your health and want you to leave our office with the information and products that best serve your lifestyle so you can see the world more clearly!


This speaks to Dr. Krymis’ legacy through his meticulous attention to detail and concern for the health of his patients. We strive to behave and perform our services with nothing less than excellence, which is evidenced by our products and our service.

Kind words from our patients:

I have been a client at August Optical for years!! I love the family owned local business aspect and the great service I’ve always gotten there. One of the few places in Kalamazoo that take almost any insurance, whether it be VSP, Eyemed or Medicaid. Amazing selection of frames- even locally made wooden frames that you can’t find anywhere else!!!

Jes VanderRoest

The staff was polite and service was fast as well as efficient. I’m definitely happy and will be back!

Ryan Quick

Great service!!! Quick appointment time and very attentive staff. Dr took time with my son to make him feel comfortable and helped find the right glasses for him.

Cherie Gilfillan

In-House Lab

Our in-house lab has been at the heart of our business since Dr. Krymis founded August Optical, where he would cut lenses after seeing patients all day. That kind of work ethic and commitment to getting your lenses just right is what still drives us today. Your lenses are customized right here in our office by our amazing lab technician, John. John has been with us for 12 years and his extensive expertise and knowledge continue to impress us!

At August Optical we also believe in collaboration in order to consistently learn, grow, and provide the best customer service and options to our patients. In an effort achieve this, we partner with a local lens company to special order some lenses. Having a partner allows us to provide you with the most options and the latest technology and customization for your lenses. And, with our professional staff, every set of lenses is checked to make sure they live up to our standard of perfection.

We also triple check every order! Dr. Krymis and John check every order to verify them and our opticians give it one last check when they dispense them to you. If it isn’t just right, we happily remake it! We know that we live in a fast-paced world where instant lenses may seem like an attractive proposition, but we know the science, chemistry, and detailed perfection that is required to provide quality vision for you. Our two-week turnaround is based on quality and perfection, with the goal of bringing the world into focus for you. Come say “hi” and look for John who can be found in his white lab coat helping patients with their lens and glasses issues.


Skilled Eye Care Physicians

August Optical has a long history of treating patients to make sure their vision is taken care of. Our products and services are built on a long tradition of encouraging eye health through effective and personal solutions. Whether it’s simple eye care to improve vision or medically-related eye health concerns, the eye doctors at August Optical will take care of you.

We can supply you and your family with the eyeglasses, contact lenses, and more that you need to improve your vision. Our extensive selection means that everyone who comes to August Optical can find the perfect eye care solution. By offering you outstanding quality as well as a unique style for an affordable price, we have everything you’re looking for.

Our services include:
  • Eye examination for eyeglasses
  • Contact lens package
  • Frames 30% off
  • Kid’s eyewear package
  • Lenses in single vision plastic
  • 30% off prescription eyeglass options
  • The real eyeglass warranty

Find the Perfect Eyeglasses

We provide an extensive selection of eyeglasses to choose from. With classic and professional frames, elegant and romantic frames, to the extravagantly trendy, August Optical has the styles you need. Fun and colorful hues allow you to show off your personality, while glasses with a sporty function allow you to look fashionable while maintaining an active routine. We carry every style and brand so you can get the eyeglasses that match your lifestyle.

If simple, everyday use is what you’re concerned with, economic lenses are also offered in a variety of styles as an affordable alternative. Whether they’re for wearing around the house or for reading before bed, August Optical has options for you.

Brands we offer:
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Kate Spade
  • Valentino
  • Gucci
  • Armani
  • Oakley
  • Hush Puppies


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