Originally constructed by Akron, Ohio's Esselburn family.
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Adolph "Al" Barracato
When Al was in the Navy he decided working in the kitchen wasn't for him. So he began training while on board to become an optician.
After Al got out of the Navy he began working as an optician at several locations in Akron and Cleveland
When he went about opening his own store the local opticians discouraged him from doing so. Al would not be denied and began selling his optical services door to door out of his car!
Al wanted more for his customers and wanted them to feel at home while he provided his optical services. That idea is what motivated him to purchase the home now known as Adolph Optical located in Highland Square.
Our Highland Square History
Became the West Hill Branch Library sometime in the 1950s.
It was later broken into several apartments.
Adolph "Al" Barracato opens Adolph Optical business in Highland Square.
It's a 1 of a kind, eye care and eyewear fashion boutique!
Purchases the historic former library and moves Adolph Optical to its current location.
The fusion of retro fashion and trendy designs continue paired with quality eye care at our Highland Square location.
Al and his son Tom along with their caring staff, provide a unique, cozy environment to get an eye exam or fitted for glasses that doesn't feel like a doctor's office.
Akron Opticians & Eyecare Professionals
Modern Art Greets You Today
When visiting Adolph Optical today there are many special touches you will enjoy.
- Fitting Room With Antique Furniture
- Kids Room With Kid Size Tables/Chairs
- Coffee Served On Antique China
- Vintage Eyewear Display
- Real Wood Burning Fireplace
You will find all this and more when you visit Adolph Optical. Stop in for a visit and see why so many continue to come back generation after generation for their eye care needs!
Adolph Optical is proud to support Med Works, a program to help uninsured and underinsured people in the Cleveland area.
The Dedicated Staff at Adolph Optical
Dr. Michelle Ford