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As much as we love eyewear, it is more of an extension of our love for design & fashion. Here is a small selection of culture we are inspired by.


Rare Find: Max Pittion

Black Optical is one of few independent optical retailers in the US to carry the highly coveted Max Pittion collection.

Discover Rose & Co.

Discover Rose & CO. After more than 20 years of experience in the eyewear industry, David Rose founded Rose &...

Best Vacation Frames

Planning a memorable summer trip? make sure you've got picture-perfect frames for the occasion. With COVID rates dropping and many...

ERIN WASSON X VADA INTERVIEW

VADA was born as an extension of Katie Caplener’s jewelry brand founded in Austin, Texas. After Alexis Sepkovic came onboard,...

Lockdown Sound

Now launching a new series of guest curated music playlists by eyewear creatives. Listen now.

Vada

Meet VADA EYES, new to BLACK OPTICAL.

STRONGER TOGETHER

Ways to shop, even during social distancing.   Read a message from our Founder, Gary Black.

BLACK X BARRETT COLLECTION

Black x Barrett is back with four new optical frames for every personality. Whether you like your eyewear sleek and...

DOES BLACK OPTICAL HAVE YOUR VOTE?

Black Optical was selected as a finalist for the Vision Expo OPTImum Retail Award. This award celebrates independent retailers and allows them...

AS SEEN IN: NO TIME TO DIE

The limited-edition 007 collection, soon to be seen in NO TIME TO DIE. With a name synonymous with action, romance,...

MYKITA SUMMER 2019 - REMEMBER LOVE

PHOTOGRAPHY & ART DIRECTION- Mark Borthwick WORDS & EYEGLASSES - Mykita "Remember a place of just being. Remember passion. Remember joy. Remember beauty,...

PATRON MAGAZINE - APRIL 2019

"One Morning Spring Awakened and Imagined Itself" PATRON MAGAZINE - April 2019 PHOTOGRAPHY & ILLUSTRATIONS by GEOF KERN CREATIVE DIRECTION...

CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE

While fans of Old Celine will always miss Phoebe Philo, Hedi Slimane ushered the collection into a new era for...

ASHER G EYEWEAR CASES

Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest. Asher G leather eyewear cases are designed to protect 2 pairs of your...

KUBORAUM EXPERINCE

Experince the world of Kuboraum at Black Optical - Tulsa / Dallas / Oklahoma City. Kuboraum Eyewear is the creative...

CITIZENS OF TULSA

Gary Black sits down with Paul Paino on Citizens of Tulsa to discuss the story and foundation of Black Optical.

All Eyes on EYEVAN

Only a handful of craftsmen, who are exceptionally skilled, make EYEVAN eyeglasses through about 400 processes.

Sabah House Residence

Sabah House in residence at Black Optical TulsaSabahs, an original shoe based on a traditional shoemaking method.Celebrated for their quality,...

Sartorialnolift Interview

Ruben Burgess Jr. aka Sartorialnolift is sought out for his line drawings that have gained much attention in Dallas, even...

THE DAILY GRIND

We asked Black Optical Alumni and coffee aficionado, Jason Betz, to teach us how to pour the perfect cup.