Value Optical Limited was founded in 1994 and operations began in November of that year. The company’s first branch opened at 41 Frederick Street, Port of Spain. It has since expanded operations by opening seven additional branches. In March 1995, the company opened a branch in Princes Town, followed in June 1996 by a branch in San Fernando, January 2000 at Mid Centre Mall, Chaguanas, Penal in August 2004, Point Fortin in April 2006, Tunapuna in January 2013, Marabella in August 2013 and San Juan in November 15th 2013.
Our newest branch was opened in PriceSmart Plaza, La Romain in July 2014. The administrative offices of our company are located at 9 Southern Main Road, Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago.
In just ten short years, Value Optical’s achievements are many; opening eight Value Optical branches, the Saving Sight Foundation, and a high-end technological lab servicing all their branches and more than twenty other optical practices. They also provide Vision Screening to various schools, organizations and businesses across Trinidad, and sponsor scholarships for the study of optometry now through the School of Optometry in the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.
Optex Laboratories is a fully owned subsidiary of Value Optical Limited and is responsible for lens processing and spectacle repairs for patients. Opened in March of 1997, it operates with state of the art equipment and uses only first quality lenses to manufacture precise lens prescriptions. All finished jobs from Optex Laboratories are quality assured through strict adherence to the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards. Additionally, all jobs are inspected by quality control staff before being released for delivery. Learn more.
It is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of providing the less fortunate in Trinidad & Tobago with spectacles. Value Optical partners with corporate bodies to give the less fortunate the gift of sight. To date Value Optical has partnered with bpTT, Atlantic LNG, Baker Hughes, and the Lion’s Club.
Value Optical together with bpTT helped the children of the Mayaro community in March 2003. The Vision Screening Team screened over 1300 students at the six primary and secondary schools in Mayaro. Close to 200 students with vision problems were then fully tested at Value Optical’s Princes Town branch at no cost to their families. Learn More.