Howard's Optical Dispensary


Our main store opened its doors in 1968. We are the longest standing full service eye center in Wichita. Our four lab men, including Mehdi himself, have 115 years of lab experience between them. With over forty years of service, Howard’s Optical offers a heritage of quality and integrity.

9am – 6pm Mon - Friday
9am – 1pm Saturday


Mehdi Charmchizadeh
Mehdi, started working in the lab for Howard in 1982. From 1987 - 1994 he ran the Howard's Optical in Prairie Village Shopping Center. In 1995 he ventured out and opened Eye Galleria on N. Rock Rd. Mehdi returned to Howard's in 2003, buying the company and merging Eye Galleria with Howard's Optical.

Linda Charmchizadeh
Born and raised in Kansas. Linda received her Business Degree in 1984 from WSU. Linda has truly worked in the family business all her life. Having grown up in the business, and helped in every facet, from the selection to the manufacturing of the glasses, she has seen tremendous changes in the fashion of eyewear.

Jim Hein
Jim manages our main office at 1650 So Oliver. Jim has 17 years of optical experience and has been with Howard's for 14 years. Jim also sits on the board of the Optical Association of Kansas.


Wena Gain
also works at the main office. Wena has 20 years of optical experience, first coming to Howard's in 2002 then returning in '07 after spending some time at home.



The Main Store
5405 E. Central Ave
Wichita, KS 67208
The Optique
2000 No Rock Rd Suite 110
Wichita, KS 67206
2413 W 13th
Wichita, KS 67203
10240 W. 13th
Wichita, KS 67212

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