Akron Opticians & Eyewear Professionals

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.

Akron optometrist Al Barracato

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!

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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.

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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.

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Our Highland Square History

Originally constructed by Akron, Ohio's Esselburn family.

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.

Monday 9:00-5:30
Tuesday 9:00-5:30
Wednesday 9:00-1:00
Thursday 9:00-5:30
Friday 9:00-5:30
Saturday 9:00-Noon

The Dedicated Staff at Adolph Optical

Tom Barracato

Licensed Dispensing Optician

Tom Barracato licensed Akron optician
Dr. Michelle Ford


Dr. Michelle Ford OD Arkon Optometrist
Dr. Melissa Ford


Akron licensed optician Tina Moore
Christina Johnson

Licensed Dispensing Optician

Al Barracato licensed optician and founder of Adolph Optical
Emily Harding

Apprentice Optician

Emily Harding is an Apprentice Optician at Adolph Optical
Patty Geise

Optical Assistant

Patty Geise is an Optical Assitant at Adolph Optical