About Us

Where we started

In the late 1950’s Ed an Rosie Cunningham were operating successful restaurants in the Melbourne Florida area. While back in Indiana visiting they were introduced to the optical industry through a family member who was working for an optical store in Fort Wayne. They loved the idea of moving back to Indiana to start and create a new kind of optical experience. Bringing sameday service, a wide verity of frame and lens styles, low prices and great customer service to everyone. And in 1961 they opened their first Cunningham Optical in downtown Fort Wayne Indiana. And their vision is still going strong today.

Where we are now

The Cunningham’s believed in providing well-rounded customer service, price and selections – a philosophy that remains the heart and soul of our family business today.

Their dream was to provide quality frames and lenses at affordable prices to help people see and live better. And today we operate our own in house, state of the art digital lens generating and specialty lens coating lab along with 3 full service optical locations in the Northeast Indiana region – a testament to the quality of the service we provide. And for the past 60 plus years, that’s exactly what Cunningham Optical One has done. It’s no wonder over 2000 people a year trust us to look after their eyes.

"We always look to deliver the very best in eye care to the Northeast Indiana, Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan areas that have trusted us with their vision. And our family thanks you."

Chad Cunningham

Our values

As a 2nd generation family-owned and operated business, family values are the center of everything we do. We’re committed to providing the best service, savings, and selection available. We are proud to be locally owned and support our local community and region. When you walk through our doors, you can browse our selection of the finest products at competitive prices. No gimmicks – just like Ed and Rosie wanted.

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We’re committed to offering the best products that combine the latest styles with the very best lens technology, and doing it all in house. This means that every customer gets the best quality, service and value possible. By providing the best of both worlds, you get to enjoy superior eyewear, and quality.

We offer:

  • same-day service available
  • the latest in lens and frame technology
  • frame replacement and repair service
  • large selection of non-prescription sunglasses

Come visit us in store today. We’ll take care of the rest.