Hirshland Optical is a family owned and operated business providing safety and dress eyewear for the Tri-State area. 2008 marked 100 years of continuous operation under the now, fourth generation of family ownership.
We began business in 1908, operating out of Freeman's Jewelers in Allentown, PA. We then moved to our first manufacturing facility located at the corner of 9th and Linden Streets, Allentown, PA. Most long time residents of Allentown will remember us as Linden Optical or Linden Opticians.
In the late 1980's we aquired Hirshland Optical in Reading, PA and have continued operating under this name ever since. Later aquisitions include Robert Heinly Optical and Vision Safety Associates.
Our current facility in Orefield includes almost 10,000 square feet of office, storage and manufacturing. Our average employee has been with us for over 10 years with some here as long as 35 years.
Our specialty is prescription safety eyewear. We currently have 4 traveling Opticians serving our customers. We also service many metro ECP's (eye care providers).