ESTABLISHED IN 1900

FRITZ & HAWLEY GUILD OPTICIANS

Passed down through the generations, Fritz & Hawley Guild Opticians has become a staple within the New Haven County community. 

WHO WE ARE

AN OPTICAL SHOP WITH HISTORY

Connecticut’s first optical shop was started in 1855, by Paul Rossler, a German immigrant, who came to New Haven, CT. The shop was later purchased by Gustave Fritz and George Hawley in 1900, naming it The Fritz & Hawley Company.

EYEWEAR & CONTACTS

FLATTERING FRAMES & CONTACT LENSES FIT FOR YOU

Whether you’re looking for a new pair of glasses or a fresh set of contacts, our skilled team will help you find just the right fit. We offer a wide selection at our Hamden optical shop, so you’re guaranteed to find something you love!

EYE CARE

EXPERT EYE EXAMS

Our experienced independent optometrist can provide you with thorough eye evaluations, determine if you need corrective lenses and your precise prescription, resulting in a smooth experience.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

Testimonials

5/5
REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

CONTINUED CARE & WARRANTIES

Eyewear purchased at our location is covered (excluding parts required, if any), though we happily service frames purchased outside of Fritz & Hawley Guild Opticians. Also, if your frame happens to have a defect (rare, but possible) we will help facilitate your 1-year manufacturer’s warranty if provided by the brand.

Has your doctor changed your prescription? If we received your previous script within the last 60 days, we will do a one-time remake of your lenses at no charge (excludes upgrades).

ARE YOU COVERED?

INSURANCES ACCEPTED

… and many more!

Although we participate with various plans, please call us to verify your individual coverage. We can also help facilitate out-of-network reimbursement when applicable.
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OPTOMETRIST HOURS

Monday through Friday 8:00AM – 5:30PM
Saturday 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Routine Eye Exams – Contact Lens Exams
Medical/Emergency Visits

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BUSINESS HOURS

Monday through Friday 8:00AM – 5:30PM
Saturday 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Should you need to make an appointment outside of our normal business hours, please ask and we will gladly accommodate your needs.

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OPTICIAN HOURS

Monday through Friday 8:00AM – 5:30PM
Saturday 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Eyewear Purchases – Repairs – Contact Lens Orders

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