Our Mission

Our mission is and always will be to provide the best service, products and solutions for all your vision needs.

Our Promise

At Hoffman Optical, we’re committed to giving our customers a first-rate experience. We take pride in our work and offer this  Customer Service Promise as your guarantee that we’ll get the job done right.

Our Value

Value is one of the main reasons, along with quality and service, that we have been in business for over 80 years.

Keeping You in Sight Since 1922

Seeing is believing! Since 1922, Hoffman Optical has offered the latest styles in quality fashion eyewear. Bob Hoffman, a leading optician with an in-house lab, has the skills to cut even the most challenging cases ensuring everyone has complete satisfaction.

We offer expert evaluations and fittings. Most insurance plans are accepted for eye exams, and we process all the paperwork for you in our office. We offer a wide range of lenses. We have the area’s largest selection of Silhouette Rimless glasses, Layaway products and custom handcrafted rimless eyewear. We offer warranties, including 2nd-year scratch warranties on lenses.


The American Optometric Association recommends a full comprehensive exam by 3 years of age. Children under age of 6, not covered under health insurance are evaluated at no cost to the parents. free of charge. Call 452-4227 to schedule a Visual Screening by Dr. Barron.

Trust your eyesight to a doctor who you will know and gives you the same personal attention, visit after visit, year after year.  Dr. Timothy Barron has over 30 years of experience in the Erie area, providing comprehensive eye care, from examination to assessment and prescription.  Dr. Barron is a contact lens specialist. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and adheres to their exacting standards.

Don’t have vision insurance? If you have any of the following, your exam is covered under your medical insurance:

  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Dry Eye
  • Blurry Vision
  • Floaters
  • Flashes
  • Allergies
  • Graves Disease


After being dissatisfied with who I’ve purchased my glasses thru, I decided to go to Hoffman Optical. They took my existing frames & made me digital lenses, which I now am able to really see well with. When I went in I also found another great frame, so now have 2 great pairs .Both updated & great looking. Bob Hoffman & Claudia went above & beyond making sure I was pleased. I won’t go anywhere else!

Lisa Scypinski Rosenthal

The Best ! Before you decide, once you have made your decision and for the life of your purchase….they are with you all the way!

Joanne Butts

Mr. Hoffman fitted me for bifocals and it has been ages since I have had a pair of glasses that fit and worked so well. I judge gymnastics and they worked perfectly! They are awesomely comfortable (due to the great fitting). When travels bring me back to Erie I will make future purchase! Thank you so much!

Martha Dunn