Paris West Optical

★★★★☆
Paris West Optical offers a wide selection of designer frames for a stylish or modern look.
  • 521 N Charles St

    Baltimore, MD 21201

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  • 410-528-1877

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Amazing selection, fantastic service... As someone who has lived in numerous metropolitan areas including NYC and DC I can honestly say that no place I've been (and I've been a spectacle wearer for 40 plus years) has the breadth of

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★★★★★

Amazing selection, fantastic service... As someone who has lived in numerous metropolitan areas including NYC and DC I can honestly say that no place I've been (and I've been a spectacle wearer for 40 plus years) has the breadth of

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At first they were ok, then they scratched my frame twice, then when I told them I do not want some feature, they made me feel cheap... f**k them, I know better what I need and can afford.\n\nI will not go there again and hope you have a better experience if you do.\n

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★☆☆☆☆

At first they were ok, then they scratched my frame twice, then when I told them I do not want some feature, they made me feel cheap... f**k them, I know better what I need and can afford.\n\nI will not go there again and hope you have a better experience if you do.\n

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I've been shopping at Paris West for over a decade now and not once have I ever felt the need to even look somewhere else in the Baltimore area. They carry an immense selection of luxury, high-end and funky eyeglasses and I have always have a hard time narrowing the choices down. The entire staff is extremely friendly and helpful. I look forward to my next purchase in the fall.

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★★★★★

I've been shopping at Paris West for over a decade now and not once have I ever felt the need to even look somewhere else in the Baltimore area. They carry an immense selection of luxury, high-end and funky eyeglasses and I have always have a hard time narrowing the choices down. The entire staff is extremely friendly and helpful. I look forward to my next purchase in the fall.

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My experience at Paris West was great! They have any designer brand you could ask for and the employees were SO nice. I would recommend Paris West to anyone looking for a great pair of glasses!

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★★★★★

My experience at Paris West was great! They have any designer brand you could ask for and the employees were SO nice. I would recommend Paris West to anyone looking for a great pair of glasses!

Pros: selection and service

Cons: None!

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I've never seen so many interesting unique european designs in one shop before. The entire staff helped my friend and I narrow down an endless list of possibilites to find a pair that I absolutely love. If you go make sure to ask for help, otherwise it can be overwhelming.

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★★★★★

I've never seen so many interesting unique european designs in one shop before. The entire staff helped my friend and I narrow down an endless list of possibilites to find a pair that I absolutely love. If you go make sure to ask for help, otherwise it can be overwhelming.

Pros: extensive selection, knowledgable staff, excellent eye exam

Cons: can be very busy at times

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Listen, So I am a type-A, meticulous, glasses snob....I admit it...I think that generic, soulless frames are ridiculous, and I am willing to look extensively for *exactly* what I want- Glasses that are unique, stylish and sophisticated, durable and high quality...\r\n\r\nThis is why I have been a Paris West customer since 2001....I get glasses from them every year, and I like their selection of shapes and designers, their stellar customer service, and the fact that I could be confident that NO-ONE would be walking around in my glasses...\r\nI was quite happy with them...\r\n\r\nBut then, 2 years ago, I move to Switzerland permanently, and I say to myself ""Okay, so I'm sure when I go to PARIS (as opposed to Paris WEST) I will easily find glasses from even more designers, even funkier frames, and even better selection than in Baltimore...""\r\n\r\nUhhh....Not-so-much...\r\n\r\n...The style in Europe at the moment are wide, fat rectangular lenses and frames and I am a small circle lens kind of cat, so I have been quite frustrated...All (no really, ALL) the boutiques that I have visited have jumped on the bandwagon...So no worries- I live in Europe right? Travel is cheap and easy- I' ll just look in London, Geneva, Milan, Madrid, Rome, Paris, Zurich- I am SURE that I will find something I like, right?\r\n\r\nUhmmmm.....So while I was getting fitted for new glasses and new sunnies at Paris West last weekend I decided that this was my bottom line... While I get my eyes checked in Geneva, I buy (without insurance, at my expense) my glasses at Paris West in Baltimore...They are just that good... \r\n\r\nListen, save yourself the shopping trip- I have clearly not checked EVERY Glasses boutique in Europe, but its cool to have a friendly shop with knowledgeable professionals, to have a conversation (in English!) with people aho can show me a largely unmatched selection of sophisticated, stylish, unique and reasonably priced frames (in Dollars, as opposed to Pounds or Euro) that get compliments IN Europe...You don't have to be a type-A, meticulous, glasses snob like me to appreciate that!\r\n\r\nGet your glasses from them and make your life simple (even though your glasses may not be!)\r\n\r\nCheers...\r\n\r\nDrNurse\r\n

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★★★★★

Listen, So I am a type-A, meticulous, glasses snob....I admit it...I think that generic, soulless frames are ridiculous, and I am willing to look extensively for *exactly* what I want- Glasses that are unique, stylish and sophisticated, durable and high quality...\r\n\r\nThis is why I have been a Paris West customer since 2001....I get glasses from them every year, and I like their selection of shapes and designers, their stellar customer service, and the fact that I could be confident that NO-ONE would be walking around in my glasses...\r\nI was quite happy with them...\r\n\r\nBut then, 2 years ago, I move to Switzerland permanently, and I say to myself ""Okay, so I'm sure when I go to PARIS (as opposed to Paris WEST) I will easily find glasses from even more designers, even funkier frames, and even better selection than in Baltimore...""\r\n\r\nUhhh....Not-so-much...\r\n\r\n...The style in Europe at the moment are wide, fat rectangular lenses and frames and I am a small circle lens kind of cat, so I have been quite frustrated...All (no really, ALL) the boutiques that I have visited have jumped on the bandwagon...So no worries- I live in Europe right? Travel is cheap and easy- I' ll just look in London, Geneva, Milan, Madrid, Rome, Paris, Zurich- I am SURE that I will find something I like, right?\r\n\r\nUhmmmm.....So while I was getting fitted for new glasses and new sunnies at Paris West last weekend I decided that this was my bottom line... While I get my eyes checked in Geneva, I buy (without insurance, at my expense) my glasses at Paris West in Baltimore...They are just that good... \r\n\r\nListen, save yourself the shopping trip- I have clearly not checked EVERY Glasses boutique in Europe, but its cool to have a friendly shop with knowledgeable professionals, to have a conversation (in English!) with people aho can show me a largely unmatched selection of sophisticated, stylish, unique and reasonably priced frames (in Dollars, as opposed to Pounds or Euro) that get compliments IN Europe...You don't have to be a type-A, meticulous, glasses snob like me to appreciate that!\r\n\r\nGet your glasses from them and make your life simple (even though your glasses may not be!)\r\n\r\nCheers...\r\n\r\nDrNurse\r\n

Pros: Unmatched selection, service and prices

Cons: Uhmmm....Gimme a minute

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On the advice of a friend I decided to stop in and have an eye exam. I am a first time ""bifocal"" wearer and was apprehensive about what to do. My exam with Dr. Rubin was very comprehensive and the help from the staff in selecting attractive and suitable frames was exceptional. It's taken a little while but I am now functioning with my new varilux lenses perfectly and have received many compliments on my new ""look"".\r\n

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★★★★★

On the advice of a friend I decided to stop in and have an eye exam. I am a first time ""bifocal"" wearer and was apprehensive about what to do. My exam with Dr. Rubin was very comprehensive and the help from the staff in selecting attractive and suitable frames was exceptional. It's taken a little while but I am now functioning with my new varilux lenses perfectly and have received many compliments on my new ""look"".\r\n

Pros: Lots of unique eyewear, patient and competent Dr, helpful staff

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I was looking for a new Optical shop Paris West is right dow the street from my offid, so I go. Went in and was ignored, waited and waited, as I was about to leave a woman quickly ran over to me and asked if I was trhough browsing? I said who said I was browsing? I came in for service waited you were on the phone 10 mins by my watch and no one helped me. So now I am leaving and NOT coming bac, ok? Too bad because this place looks like I could spend lots of my dollars here! I left. I went shopping on the web and I went to Baltimores Other Best in Owings Mills whis does live up to their reputation at Shear Opticians. Yes, I wrote a review on their website today also, to let everyone know you have staff problems and I was a ""lost"" consumer"" because of it....keep you eye open ...is my advice to the owner...Your staff only performs when you are in the store!

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★★☆☆☆

I was looking for a new Optical shop Paris West is right dow the street from my offid, so I go. Went in and was ignored, waited and waited, as I was about to leave a woman quickly ran over to me and asked if I was trhough browsing? I said who said I was browsing? I came in for service waited you were on the phone 10 mins by my watch and no one helped me. So now I am leaving and NOT coming bac, ok? Too bad because this place looks like I could spend lots of my dollars here! I left. I went shopping on the web and I went to Baltimores Other Best in Owings Mills whis does live up to their reputation at Shear Opticians. Yes, I wrote a review on their website today also, to let everyone know you have staff problems and I was a ""lost"" consumer"" because of it....keep you eye open ...is my advice to the owner...Your staff only performs when you are in the store!

Pros: Beautiful Store, Great City Local, Great Selection

Cons: No Service from staff, no greeting, on the phone , was ignored...too bad

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I am an out of town visitor,who accidentally broke the arm of my eye.glasses.. you know the 'clear tape on glasses look'. One national chain practically laughed me out of their store.. so i walked up N Charles and came to Paris West. The staff immediately offered help; identified a large 'parts supply' in their back room, and within 30 minutes had a new arm installed on my difficult to match frames. In addition to on the spot service, they refused to charge, saying that all repairs are free.. . \r\nI am now missig the 'scotch tape' look, and able to see again.. I would go back as a paying customer in a minute.\r\nthanks for the emergency help!

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★★★★★

I am an out of town visitor,who accidentally broke the arm of my eye.glasses.. you know the 'clear tape on glasses look'. One national chain practically laughed me out of their store.. so i walked up N Charles and came to Paris West. The staff immediately offered help; identified a large 'parts supply' in their back room, and within 30 minutes had a new arm installed on my difficult to match frames. In addition to on the spot service, they refused to charge, saying that all repairs are free.. . \r\nI am now missig the 'scotch tape' look, and able to see again.. I would go back as a paying customer in a minute.\r\nthanks for the emergency help!

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Wide selection of super cool designer and boutique frames at competitive prices. Outstanding service ? the staff are welcoming and personable and were exceptionally patient and helpful during my first ever contact lens fitting. I was also given a discount as a loyal customer. Their optometrist is highly skilled, professional and very easy to talk with - the only downside is that he is only there once a week. Hands down they're one of Mob town's best and I wouldn?t go anywhere else for my eyeware and eyecare!

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★★★★★

Wide selection of super cool designer and boutique frames at competitive prices. Outstanding service ? the staff are welcoming and personable and were exceptionally patient and helpful during my first ever contact lens fitting. I was also given a discount as a loyal customer. Their optometrist is highly skilled, professional and very easy to talk with - the only downside is that he is only there once a week. Hands down they're one of Mob town's best and I wouldn?t go anywhere else for my eyeware and eyecare!

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Was familiar with this shop from a while back when I went with a friend to assist with her eyewear selection. Once I hit the dreaded 40 and needed a pair for myself I went in for myself. Had a very thorough eye exam from Dr. Rubin and then got excellent fashion and fitting tips from Aubrey and Jordan, my personal frame consultants. Ended up with 2 pairs as I couldn't decide between the final 2 candidates. The frames are very mod and fashionable and they have lots to choose from. I am very satisfied.

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★★★★★

Was familiar with this shop from a while back when I went with a friend to assist with her eyewear selection. Once I hit the dreaded 40 and needed a pair for myself I went in for myself. Had a very thorough eye exam from Dr. Rubin and then got excellent fashion and fitting tips from Aubrey and Jordan, my personal frame consultants. Ended up with 2 pairs as I couldn't decide between the final 2 candidates. The frames are very mod and fashionable and they have lots to choose from. I am very satisfied.

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I've walked past many times but after many recommendations decided to stop in. No pressure/non-commisioned sales staff was friendly and helpful in finding many great choices to flatter my face, work with my thick lenses and fit my budget. After a long deliberation and multiple visits I finally settled on a beautiful tortoise pair that has been great so far. There's no other place like it in the area and if you wear glasses every day you really should check this place out.

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★★★★★

I've walked past many times but after many recommendations decided to stop in. No pressure/non-commisioned sales staff was friendly and helpful in finding many great choices to flatter my face, work with my thick lenses and fit my budget. After a long deliberation and multiple visits I finally settled on a beautiful tortoise pair that has been great so far. There's no other place like it in the area and if you wear glasses every day you really should check this place out.

Pros: Very friendly staff, large selection, reasonable prices for a boutique

Cons: the display cases are locked, but I guess that's to be expected in a large city

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Very large interesting selection of cool glasses. Service was very good. Lots of designer names and cool colorful stuff from Europe. Only problem was parking, but there is a lot across the street if you buy something they'll pay for it- nice.

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★★★★★

Very large interesting selection of cool glasses. Service was very good. Lots of designer names and cool colorful stuff from Europe. Only problem was parking, but there is a lot across the street if you buy something they'll pay for it- nice.

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Went to Paris West Optical on the advice of a friend and they were as great as she told me they were. Very helpful but not pushy with a very large selection of high style frames. I left with a great pair of glasses that I get many compliments on. Recommended highly.

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★★★★★

Went to Paris West Optical on the advice of a friend and they were as great as she told me they were. Very helpful but not pushy with a very large selection of high style frames. I left with a great pair of glasses that I get many compliments on. Recommended highly.

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First let me say that I don't wear eyeglasses so I can't speak on that subject, but they seem to have an impressive selection. The sunglasses, however are out of this world. Every brand I can imagine from Prada to Armani to Paul Smith to Oakley...all of it. I was actually looking for an older Chanel model for my girlfriend which was not in stock. The sales person went out of her way to check inventory online and then to special order the model for me. They even had it shipped so it would arrive in plenty of time for Christmas. Then, because of work commitments I was unable to pick it up before they closed for the holiday. I called Saturday in a panic and Jordan, the owner, agreed to meet me on a Sunday (his day off) in Owings Mills near my house and deliver them to me. Needless to say he saved Christmas for me...and my girlfriend is thrilled. Paris West Optical now has a customer for life. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

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★★★★★

First let me say that I don't wear eyeglasses so I can't speak on that subject, but they seem to have an impressive selection. The sunglasses, however are out of this world. Every brand I can imagine from Prada to Armani to Paul Smith to Oakley...all of it. I was actually looking for an older Chanel model for my girlfriend which was not in stock. The sales person went out of her way to check inventory online and then to special order the model for me. They even had it shipped so it would arrive in plenty of time for Christmas. Then, because of work commitments I was unable to pick it up before they closed for the holiday. I called Saturday in a panic and Jordan, the owner, agreed to meet me on a Sunday (his day off) in Owings Mills near my house and deliver them to me. Needless to say he saved Christmas for me...and my girlfriend is thrilled. Paris West Optical now has a customer for life. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

Pros: incredible selection, beautiful store, knowledgable and polite staff

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When I first moved to Baltimore a friend introduced our family to Paris West. We have bought glasses and have had prescriptions filled there since 2000. The selection of fashionable frames is excellent ( I always shop styles in the various places I travel - U.S. and abroad). The care and cooperation ,while going through the adjustment traumas of eye surgery, has been patient and considerate. And, very importantly ,the cost is reasonable for this level of quality and service.

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★★★★★

When I first moved to Baltimore a friend introduced our family to Paris West. We have bought glasses and have had prescriptions filled there since 2000. The selection of fashionable frames is excellent ( I always shop styles in the various places I travel - U.S. and abroad). The care and cooperation ,while going through the adjustment traumas of eye surgery, has been patient and considerate. And, very importantly ,the cost is reasonable for this level of quality and service.

Pros: Selection, care, price

Cons: parking can be a problem, although there is a parking lot across the street as a last resort

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My husband and I went to Paris West to get glasses based on it's city search review based on its overview rating. Let us just tell you, it's the best place to get glasses in baltimore. The decor of the store is really chic and modern. There are so many displays but the owner, Jordan will just show you what you are looking for. He went out of his way to get us our glasses in 2 days because we are going on an international trip for 1 month! Jordan is really passionate about his profession and one can tell from the way he is with his clients. He really knows his stuff. We had a great time shopping there...

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★★★☆☆

My husband and I went to Paris West to get glasses based on it's city search review based on its overview rating. Let us just tell you, it's the best place to get glasses in baltimore. The decor of the store is really chic and modern. There are so many displays but the owner, Jordan will just show you what you are looking for. He went out of his way to get us our glasses in 2 days because we are going on an international trip for 1 month! Jordan is really passionate about his profession and one can tell from the way he is with his clients. He really knows his stuff. We had a great time shopping there...

Pros: ambience, selection, customer service

Cons: parking

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i read the negative feedback from a previous reviewer, and had to respond. i went to paris west for the first time a few months back, and everything went just swimmingly. the optician and the sales staff were friendly and knowledgable. the frame selection was not as large as other places i have been (outside downtown baltimore) but it was diverse. i must have tried on nearly every pair of spectacles before finding my oh-so-glamourous miu miu frames, and the staff couldn't have been more pleasant or patient, even though i am far from what one would normally consider your average bougie charles village shopper. i constantly get complimented on my glasses, and cheerfully turn others on to paris west every time. and as a city-dweller with no automobile, the location is perfect! i can't wait to return for sunglasses this spring!

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★★★★☆

i read the negative feedback from a previous reviewer, and had to respond. i went to paris west for the first time a few months back, and everything went just swimmingly. the optician and the sales staff were friendly and knowledgable. the frame selection was not as large as other places i have been (outside downtown baltimore) but it was diverse. i must have tried on nearly every pair of spectacles before finding my oh-so-glamourous miu miu frames, and the staff couldn't have been more pleasant or patient, even though i am far from what one would normally consider your average bougie charles village shopper. i constantly get complimented on my glasses, and cheerfully turn others on to paris west every time. and as a city-dweller with no automobile, the location is perfect! i can't wait to return for sunglasses this spring!

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I'm shocked by the previous ""bad"" review. I've been a customer there for 11 years. I'm in a highly visible field and regularly get compliments on the glasses from Paris West. I'm hard on my glasses and, though I do not have optical insurance, buy at least a pair a year. I have purchased from the chains and have shopped other boutiques, Jordan (the owner) always has the latest styles and in the end his glasses are, for me, better value than what I've seen or bought elsewhere. Additionally, when I've had a problem, he's gotten it fixed without any fuss. I've reccommended this place to plenty of satisfied friends.

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★★★★★

I'm shocked by the previous ""bad"" review. I've been a customer there for 11 years. I'm in a highly visible field and regularly get compliments on the glasses from Paris West. I'm hard on my glasses and, though I do not have optical insurance, buy at least a pair a year. I have purchased from the chains and have shopped other boutiques, Jordan (the owner) always has the latest styles and in the end his glasses are, for me, better value than what I've seen or bought elsewhere. Additionally, when I've had a problem, he's gotten it fixed without any fuss. I've reccommended this place to plenty of satisfied friends.

Pros: Selection, Staff, Location

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Not quite sure what the other reviewer was looking for but I was overwhelmed by the huge selection of designer eyewear I found when I visited. Every designer from Armani to Prada and unique products that I have never seen before. I wear progressive lenses and the price I received was over $90 less than I had previously paid 2 years ago. Thanks to the staff, highly recommended.

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★★★★★

Not quite sure what the other reviewer was looking for but I was overwhelmed by the huge selection of designer eyewear I found when I visited. Every designer from Armani to Prada and unique products that I have never seen before. I wear progressive lenses and the price I received was over $90 less than I had previously paid 2 years ago. Thanks to the staff, highly recommended.

Pros: Huge Selection, Professional Staff, Great Value

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Do not waste your time visiting this place. The selection is not as advertised and the service is less than desired. The person who assisted me had the audacity to ""bad mouth"" a competitor in Owings Mills who is known for having the best service and selection in the area. I left the store immediately and went to this competitor and bought 2 pairs of glasses several months ago. I am going back next week to this competior to pick up another 3 pairs I just ordered. Thank you Paris West for showing your true colors before I wasted my money at your store.

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★☆☆☆☆

Do not waste your time visiting this place. The selection is not as advertised and the service is less than desired. The person who assisted me had the audacity to ""bad mouth"" a competitor in Owings Mills who is known for having the best service and selection in the area. I left the store immediately and went to this competitor and bought 2 pairs of glasses several months ago. I am going back next week to this competior to pick up another 3 pairs I just ordered. Thank you Paris West for showing your true colors before I wasted my money at your store.

Cons: Bad Selection, Bad Parking, Bad Service

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The largest collection of exclusive eyewear and sunglasses in Maryland. Stop and see why we've been "Changing the Face of Baltimore" for the past 15 years.

More about Paris West Optical

Unique glasses and sunglasses Excellent customer service Eye exams by Dr. Larry Rubin on Fridays Contact lenses and contact lens fittings. Adjustments and repairs.

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