The Barnett family has been focused on the optical field since the 1930s. Ike Barnett worked as an optician, making glasses for servicemen during World War II. He opened Barnett Opticians in Billings, Montana in 1954. Ike introduced his son, Gary, to the optical industry. This inspired Gary and his wife, Barbara, to open their own store in 1972. Valley Opticians is still serving the eyewear needs of Douglas County under the ownership of Todd and Allison Barnett. In 2014, their daughter, Abigail, a fourth-generation optician, joined the family business and carries on the Barnett commitment to eye care.
Dr. Laurence B. Danson is an Optometric Physician who will provide your primary vision care. During the examination the need for prescription glasses will be determined and an assessment of ocular health will be performed.
Other primary eyecare services, such as the treatment and management of ocular disease and evaluations for refractive surgery (Lasik and PRK) are offered. He also provides the fitting of contact lenses (extended wear, toric, and multifocal). Dr. Danson takes the time to listen to and address any questions you may have regarding your examination and its findings.
Frames: Fashion & Function
If you need eyewear, we would love to fill your prescription! We have a huge selection of frames to choose from. We have designer frames, contemporary frames, simple frames, safety frames, children’s frames, and more. Our frame stylists will help you select the frame that will work perfectly for you!
Once your eye exam is finished and you have selected your frames, we will discuss the lens technology that is available to ensure that you have exactly what will best fit your vision needs. Whenever possible, we will use our in-house finishing lab to precisely cut and edge your lenses. Our optical staff takes specific measurements to guarantee the best possible vision.
Adjustments & Repairs
If you already wear glasses, you know that periodic adjustments are necessary. Come on in and one of our professional staff members will tailor your frames so they fit perfectly and feel comfortable – at no charge!
Loose screws? Broken frames? Bring them into Valley Opticians and we will do our best to repair them for you. We can solder, offer temple replacements and repair hinges on many frames!