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Years Of Experiences
Established in 1983

35 Years of Vision Care

Madison Optical Center (MOC) was established in 1983 by Dr. Thomas Munns on State Street. In Early 2012 Lynne Derra, an eyewear consultant to Dr. Munns, purchased it and transformed it into the Boutique it is today.

While still maintaining our focus on the best quality of eye care, we also established a number of partnerships to provide the Madison market with unique fashion-forward eyewear and optical lenses. The practice remained on State Street until February of 2021 when we found our new “Forever Home” on West Washington.

We offer a full range of vision and eye care services including comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eye health management, and more!

Our Madison Optical Center Family are specialists that contribute to an office culture of personalized service and excellent patient care. Our staff is here to help you find eyewear that’s perfect for you, in a combination of style and function.

Our Vision

From the moment you enter our office, you will see and feel our unique vibe. Our patient-centered team is dedicated to providing a compassionate, individualized, high standard of care. Relationships are our highest priority.

Our Mission

Serving Madison for over 30 years, we strive to ensure a warm, welcoming environment where all patients feel confident in trusting their vision with us. We promise to provide the best in eye care technology and exceptional eyewear choices to ensure you're seeing 20/20 and looking fabulous doing it!

Madison Optical Center - We Relocated to Better Serve Madison

City Station, 658 West Washington, Madison. 
Call Us! 608-251-2020

We’ve moved to a new location to better serve our customers. More parking, more space, and a beautiful new look. And, of course, safe and comfortable shopping with COVID-19 precautions so our customers can focus on looking (and seeing) their best.

On-Site Optometrist

With decades of experience in serving families, we’re well-positioned to ensure our clients are taken care of with personalized solutions.

Modern Technology

We keep up with the latest developments in optometry tech to guarantee the optimal treatment of your vision needs.

Unique Eyewear

We offer the best selection of unique eyewear brands in the area. From as close as Chicago, St. Louis and Oregon and as far as Italy, France and Germany.

Quality Service

Our priority is ensuring the happiness and proper treatment of our patients – all without sacrificing comfort or fashion.

Meet Our Team

The team at MOC was hand-picked based on their qualifications, sensibilities, and competence. Learn more about each team member and what they contribute to your eyecare below.

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Lynne Derra

Lynne Derra

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Lynne became the owner of Madison Optical Center after joining the practice as a partner in 2012. She has over 30 years of optical experience, including 17 years in sales with Tura Eyewear, 2 years as a territory manager for an optical lab, and 10 years as an operations manager in private practice. Her focus is on making see as sharp as you look, and on training her staff to do the same.

Samantha Krakow

Samantha Krakow

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Following in her mom’s footsteps, Lynne, our business owner, Samantha has worked in the optical industry for 10+ years. As our team leader, she brings her outstanding organizational skills and knowledge to the practice, leading our staff to provide you with excellent customer service and care. She has a great eye for fashion eyewear! She is our go to girl.

Dr. Rachel Skolaski

Dr. Rachel Skolaski

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Dr. Rachel Skolaski attended Luther College, receiving a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry. Dr. Skolaski's primary interests are in primary eye care and contact lens fitting. In her free time, Dr. Skolaski enjoys playing soccer & tennis; shopping; and spending time with friends, family, & her two cats.

Ryan Gourlie

Ryan Gourlie

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Ryan came to MOC in 2012 with a history in retail sunglass sales in sunny Orlando, where hip sun protection for eyes is a part of the landscape. He’s got a real eye for fashion and flair, and guarantees to make shopping for frames as much fun as showing them off.

Makenzie Miller

Makenzie Miller

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Makenzie is our 3 generation family member here at MOC! Makenzie graduated from UW Whitewater in 2020 with a Bachelor's of Science in Geography. In her free time she enjoys hiking, thrifting, and painting. She started at MOC in June 2021 and is excited to keep growing as an optical assistant.

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dog lovers

Hardest Working Dogs in Optical

While we don’t necessarily provide eyecare to our furry four-legged friends, they are truly an important part of the team. Our office pups make sure our customers feel welcome and at ease, as well as adding to our vibe. But please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any allergies or aren’t comfortable around dogs for any reason and we will ensure they aren’t around for your visit.

testimonials

Reviews

We pride ourselves on excellent service and love working with our patients. Below are some of what our patients have to say about MOC.

I have used MOC for 5 years and they are exceptional. They are always friendly, professional, and make shopping for new glasses fun. My appointments were always on time and service/delivery on contacts and glasses orders were prompt. Every encounter has been positive from office staff to providers. I would recommend to anyone looking for glasses, contacts, or just an eye exam.
Dr. Nancy is wonderful. I've spent a lot of time there in the last couple years due to eye injuries and other appointments. They made a tough time one to smile about and were more than helpful. Definitely recommended for anyone who loves puppies, super helpful humans, and a very happy environment. 🙂
5+++ This is one of my favorite businesses in Madison and they deserve high praise. The staff is AMAZING!
The staff is very helpful and friendly, and patient with clients taking time to pick just the right frames!
I always have a hard time finding glasses that fit my face correctly. The staff was incredibly helpful and spent almost an hour fitting me with the correct glasses. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for quality service and products!
I absolutely loved my appointment at Madison Optical Center! The staff was incredibly kind, understanding, and knowledgeable about optometry and provided a welcoming environment. The dog was a nice little surprise and was super friendly as well!!
I've been a patient here for about three years, and it is hands-down the best eye care I have ever received.
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