Luzerne Optical was named after its home county. Luzerne County was named after Chevalier de la Luzerne, who had been French minister to the United States from 1779 to 1784. This French nobleman was sent by his country to aid the Americans during the Revolutionary War.
Luzerne Optical is located in the city of Wilkes-Barre in Northeastern Pennsylvania near the charming Pocono Mountains. The city of Wilkes-Barre, population 43,000, was named after John Wilkes and Isaac Barré, Parliament members who defended self-rule in America. The lab is nestled within a valley named the Wyoming Valley which is surrounded by beautiful mountains. These mountains are part of the Appalachian chain of mountains that run through eastern North America. The Wyoming Valley derived its name from the term used by Indians to describe the area, Wyomink, which means the expansive plain. The city of Wilkes-Barre is located on the Susquehanna River and surrounded by many breathtaking streams, lakes and scenic Fall foliage. The laboratory is almost equidistant from major cities like Philadelphia and New York City located just two hours away. The area is located within a 125 mile radius of 28 million people and a 500-mile radius of nearly one-third of the U.S. population with 93 million people just an overnight drive away.
Luzerne Optical operates a modern 20,000-sq. ft. facility in Wilkes-Barre. A massive inventory is stocked with only the finest quality ophthalmic products available. The company continually invests heavily in state-of-the-art processing equipment and sophisticated computer technology. High standards are set using cutting-edge methods to produce superior optics in poly, high-index, trivex, CR-39/plastic, as well as glass lenses. The majority of Luzerne Optical employees have been involved in the optical industry most of their lives and have extensive retail and laboratory experience. Luzerne personnel have produced millions of eyeglasses worn throughout the world. People in the Wyoming Valley are known for their friendliness and good old-fashioned work ethic. Luzerne Optical’s friendly and knowledgeable staff of over 200 people are dedicated to one common goal . . . SERVICE & QUALITY!