Market Optical in Seattle & Bellevue
A fine musical instrument is nothing without a fine musician to draw music from it. In the same spirit, Market Optical's opticians are uniquely qualified to select just the right eyewear from our collections to frame each person's unique features. Market Optical's opticians were drawn from fashion and design as well as theatre and music backgrounds, and bring together a broad view of eyewear as a fashion statement.
Eyewear isn't just about style. It's also about vision. Our opticians interpret prescriptions to bring you the perfect lens materials and coatings for your specific needs and we've made a sub-specialty of high index and progressive (no-line) bifocals. This means we can provide you with simply the thinnest lenses available anywhere.
Market Optical has been voted Best of Seattle in the Seattle Weekly reader's poll every time the category has been polled. And secondly, Market Optical is also proud to be the 2001 recipient of the Seattle Mayor's Small Business award.
Market Optical is committed to the community we serve. We are proud to support our community through donations to numerous school auctions, to the Lions' Club, and to our own Market Foundation that preserves the traditions and diversity of the Pike Place Market neighborhood through programs that serve low-income and elderly residents of downtown Seattle. In addition, Market Optical has designed and carries an economically affordable frame line to meet the diverse economic needs of our wider client base. We have also sought out opportunities to help fundraise. Each year in December, we donate 10% of our gross revenues to charities such as Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, and Washington Wilderness Coalition, to name few. In just the past nine years, Market Optical has given over $400,000 to local charities.
For December 2014, we are concentrating our donation efforts on the following three nonprofits. The first local agency is New Beginnings that provides shelter, advocacy and support for battered women and their children. New Beginnings also works to change attitudes and social institutions that foster and perpetuate violence. Also, our December fund is benefiting the Pike Place Market Foundation that supports the Market's human service agencies for low-income people like a Clinic, Senior Center, Food Bank and Child Care and Preschool and works to preserve the traditions and diversity of the Pike Place Market neighborhood. The third nonprofit we are giving to this December is Emerald City Pet Rescue which is dedicated to rescuing stray animals from high kill animal shelters by operating a no-kill facility where rescued pets can be safely sheltered until a new home can be found.
Thank you for your support so that we may generously give to others!