Small Business Showcase: Lenses Only

11.13.2023
Small Business

Each month, we profile a Connecticut small business, showcasing the ingenuity and innovation driving the state’s economy. For November, we spoke with leaders at Lenses Only. The eyeglass store has four locations throughout Connecticut. 


When was your company founded?

2015

How many employees work for your company?

13

Who are your customers?

Our customers are any one who requires corrective eyewear or contact lenses.

We fit lenses into existing frames, as well as repair and adjust eyewear. 

What makes your company unique?

We specialize in putting lenses into our consumers’ existing frames. 

We are one of very few companies that offer the service of reusing your existing frame. 

We also have a large selection of designer frames, offering various price points that cater to all budgets. 

Lenses Only Staff Wethersfield
Staff from Lenses Only in Wethersfield.

What is a fun fact about your business or its history?

We make our own commercials.

Why did you choose Connecticut?

Our founder, Steven Abbate, grew up in Connecticut. When he decided to open the business in 2015,  he did so locally. 

What is the greatest advantage to operating in Connecticut?

The greatest advantage to operating here is the proximity to various locations. 

How do you try to give back to your community? 

We provide charitable donations to community organizations, including UNICO‚Äôs local chapter. 

Where do you see your company in five years? Ten years?

We are hoping to grow and expand into more locations. 

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