Design Vision Optical

8720 W North Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 774-0200

New Patients Receive 30% OFF Second Pair of Complete Glasses!

Welcome to Design Vision
Your local Optometrist & Optician in Wauwatosa, WI 

Our focus is on you!

COVID19 UPDATE 3/30/20 

Call us at 414.774.0200 and leave a message if you have an eye, eyeglasses or contact lens emergency - we promise to return your call. 

At this time, our Design Vision Optical is closed to patients for routine vision care and for selecting new glasses.  

We hope to begin seeing patients back in our office on May 2 - as long as it is
safe to do so.  

We will keep you posted via our website, our Facebook page (Design Vision Optical) and our voicemail messages. We are open a few hours each day
(12:00 noon to 3:00 pm) and working very safely (social distancing, sanitizing
and washing our hands) to ensure that our patients can get a referral to another Optometrist or Ophthalmologist who may be willing to see you for your urgent condition (and keeping you out of the urgent care or emergency room). 

We are scheduling eye exams, contact lens exams and follow ups for starting
May 2.  Optician and owner, Cindy is dispensing RX eyeglasses and contact
lenses in a safe manner (car side delivery in front of our office) and/or mailing
out to your home. 

If you need contact lenses (trials/diagnostic lenses) or if you would like to place
a contact lens order please call us - we can help you!  We are shipping orders to your home and waiving the normal shipping fee! 

If you've broken or lost your RX glasses please give us a call.  We are doing emergency frame repairs in a very safe way.  We can accept an orders for a duplicate pair of glasses.  We can also replace scratched lenses - please give us
a call at 414.774.0200. 

It is a very difficult and scary time for all of us.  We miss our staff as well as you, our loyal patients! 

Please remember we are here for you now and will be here for you when we
re-open.  We are looking forward to "catching up" on all of the cancelled exams and delayed new eyeglasses/sunglasses shopping when it is safe to do so - hopefully on May 2. 

At our reopening we will be practicing new, safe methods to protect our staff
and to protect you.  Each of our >1,000 frames/sunglasses and displays will be sanitized.  Our beautiful barn door is now installed and working.  

More details to follow... PLEASE BE SAFE & KEEP HEALTHY.  

Thank you for "social distancing" and for sanitizing.   

Cindy, Laura, Doris & Dr. Katie & Dr. Emmy

Welcome to Design Vision in Wauwatosa, WI. The Design Vison team strives to provide the best in vision care services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Wauwatosa office.

Design Vision is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Milwaukee area come to Design Vision because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care.  At Design Vision, we take the "pain" out of selecting prescription eye wear and make it a fun and efficient process.   Our team is dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Design Vision, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Design Vision, we offer vision financing options and will work with many vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Design Vision and the staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Milwaukee area. Our two optometrists (Dr. Katie Buchholz, O.D. and Dr. Emmylou Swartz O.D. FAAO) both offer the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. We are trusted by local Ophthalmologists to fit their patients with prescription eye wear (frames and lenses) to maximize the vision from the new prescription.

At Design Vision,  we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable, friendly and caring environment. Lots of convenient parking (street, side and back lots) and easy access to our front door make us a stroller and wheelchair friendly location.  Call us at 414.774.0200 or schedule an appointment today online.

DESIGN VISION 414.774.0200 
8720 W. NORTH AVE. (near Sendik's Grocery store) 
Wauwatosa, WI 53226 

  • "Excellent service the owner and her staff are super welcoming to all established clients and walk-ins... The owner usually finds ways to help out the client and save them money... They are simply the best!!! I highly recommend them!"
    Angel Salmeron Dueñas

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