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Sponsored Feature: One of the oldest shops in Washington is in our own backyard


Last updated 10/25/2018 at Noon

Mike Scheuerman, owner of Sherman Optical in Edmonds, stands in front of a display showing the 79-year-old business has been serving greater Edmonds through four generations. His family has provided unmatched expertise and professionalism for customers needing glasses and eyecare.

It takes just a few minutes in the store to grasp how long Sherman Optical has satisfied its customers. After all, established in 1939, it’s been in business in the Puget Sound area for 79 years, and in its current Edmonds location for over a decade.

As the fourth generation owner, Mike Scheuerman takes great pride in the store’s hometown feel as well as the knowledge that they’re providing unmatched expertise and professionalism.

As you stroll around, you’ll marvel at the rich history on display throughout the shop, from pictures of the first store on 4th and Pike in Seattle in 1939, to the ads showing new store openings in the 1950s, all the way to the portraits of each member of the four generations that are proudly framed on the wall.

Customers regularly reminisce about how they received their first pair of glasses as child in the ’50s from Sherman Optical.

While Sherman Optical has the latest equipment, some things stay the same. Everything goes in the computer these days, but you’ll still see the staff pull out your paper file with all the history of your eye care right there in front of you. Pulling an aging file from the ’60s brings to life a customer’s long history in our neighborhood, right down to the handwriting of the previous three generations, all in one place.

History is important, but just as important is that Sherman Optical offers only the best in modern, in-demand eyewear made with a quality that ensures its products will last.

Sherman Optical’s customers are loyal. They appreciate that hometown customer service and knowledge they receive. Their opticians and technicians have always crafted their customers’ glasses at their own on-site finishing lab, where crafting eyewear and performing eyeglass repair are all part of the job.

“We are a full service eyewear shop,” Scheuerman said. “No matter how simple or difficult your eyewear needs are, we are the place that can do it.”

While others may contract out their glasses and frames, Sherman Optical does it all in-house with their highly qualified staff. That means all the grinding, hand polishing and shaping, tinting, welding, cosmetic and finishing work.

In an era of fancy but impersonal, over-the-top optical shops, here you will find the hometown feel with professionals guiding you to exactly what you’re looking for in a friendly, no-pressure way.

Scheuerman proudly notes that no commissions or perks are given to his licensed opticians, ensuring customers will get only what truly benefits them – what they want and need.

If you’re looking for the casual, traditional fit or the latest trends, Sherman Optical has a vast selection to suit your personality and lifestyle. Among their brands are Caviar, Cazal, Charmant, Ferragamo, Modo, Prodesign, Silhouette, Valentino and Wiley X. Each frame is handpicked by their staff.

Maui Jim and Ray-Ban are just a couple of sunglass brands to choose from, as well. Most frames come with a two-year warranty.

In addition, Sherman Optical carries a nice variety of fashionable reading glasses (cheaters), magnifiers and low-vision aids and cases.

“If you would like to get the old-fashioned customer service you deserve, and the comfort of knowing you’ll see the best you can with top quality products and lenses, which are all properly positioned by skilled, licensed opticians, give Sherman Optical a try,” Scheuerman said. “You won't be disappointed.”

Visit or call Sherman Optical, located in the Edmonds Medical Plaza at 21616 76th Ave. W, Suite 106, Edmonds, 425-771-8226.


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