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Our optical team is here to make sure you get the best vision care possible. Our highly-trained staff members are knowledgeable and experienced to provide the individualized attention you need. 

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Karen Optical in Wilmington, DE is Your Home for All Your Glasses and Optical Needs.

Karen Optical was started in 1970 by Clifford Hazen and named after his only daughter Karen. He opened his first location on Lockerman Street in Dover, Delaware. Clifford moved the store to the Penn Mart Shopping Center in 1971; this store was only open for two years before he passed away.

Clifford’s wife, Melba, became the owner and kept the store running with the help of her son Thomas. Melba’s other son and our owner, Robert, grew up in the business helping to keep the family business alive. Robert graduated from optical school in 1977, following in his father’s footsteps.

In November 1980 Melba and her family went searching for a new location and chose the Pike Creek Shopping Center.

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