Wood Opticians

  • Full-time at Wood Opticians,
    Posted Tuesday, March 7
  • Kensington, MD, Full-time
  • Contact: Michael Gansen
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Small upscale independent optical shop, established 1946, planning expansion to provide optometric service.  Exceptional opportunity for patient friendly Maryland licensed optometrist to participate in practice establishment from ground up including decisions regarding equipment selection and exam room design.  No investment required or expected, however, owner is open to sale of store if that is your interest.  Intrigued? Would you like to work in the environment that you helped create? Please email resume. Thank you. 


Wood Opticians 

Optical retail store established in 1946 by John Wood and in continuous profitable operation for 70 years.  Current owner, Mr. Michael Gansen, bought the business from Mr. Wood in 1974.  Located in affluent Montgomery County, Maryland, we have an established a remarkable award winning reputation for service and quality.  Wood Opticians has received recognition for both price and quality from Washington Checkbook, and was voted best "old reliable" by Washingtonian magazine.  We are a Guild of Prescription Opticians firm.  Our continuing success is built on quality and new business is generated via references from optometrists, ophthalmologists, and our customers.  We have families who have been coming to us for four generations for their glasses, and many who travel from out of state or country  to return to us for the service they can and do trust.  We are proud to continue to provide a memorable and exceptional encounter.  Our customers have expressed a desire that we add eye exam capability which would make the visit one stop, full service.  We do not accept insurance at this time, therefore the addition of an optometrist to our shop would allow insurance participation if desired, allow a first class service experience for our clients, and increase potential revenue. 

Our opticians are skilled, certified and/or state licensed with both dispensing and shop skills.  Wood Opticians has the most modern Essilor equipment for edging, grooving, drilling, and polishing.  We handle the highest quality Zeiss and Varilux lenses as well as high index polycarbonate CR39 and glass lenses.  Recognized by Zeiss for our achievements, we were invited to Germany in 2015 for the international unveiling of their new Drive Safe program.  We have an excellent quality frame line including Silhouette, Nike, Adidas, Gucci, Cazal, and many others. 

Our store has 2010 square feet and has a suite open to set up an exam room, and will provide an excellent opportunity for our new optometrist to be a partner in selecting exam equipment and fixtures with an eye to establishing a thriving, first class practice with excellent growth potential. 

Wood Opticians 

10400 Connecticut Ave 

Suite 101 

Kensington, MD 20895 

Phone:  301-949-5182 

Fax:  301-949-4888