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At Balfour Optical, we are proud to continue a legacy of world class vision and eye care services. Balfour Optical was established in 1965, and since then we have been committed to providing the best eye exams and eye glasses to our friends, family and patients here in Amarillo and the surrounding Panhandle. Our eye doctors combine a superior level of skill with the most advanced technology available to deliver an experience that sets a new expectation for what an eye exam should be.
We offer our you a wide range of eye care and optical services, including comprehensive eye examinations, advanced retinal imaging (reviewed with you on large screen displays on our eye exam lanes by our optometrists), and a full service optical lab. Try on frames and shop with comfort in our open and well lit new optical at the corner of 45th and Soncy in Amarillo. We truly feel like we have the best eye exams in Amarillo! Take advantage of our online appointment scheduling, or take a tour with our virtual tour on our google page.
Having a full service lab with custom surfacing allows us to do complex prescriptions in a timely manner. Please ask about our same day turnaround time options in our Amarillo Optometrist office. (Same day eye wear is unavailable in the Borger Optical)
Meet the Eye Doctors
Dr. Ryan Hollingsowrth, Optometrist
Dr. Ryan Hollingsworth was born and raised in Amarillo. After graduating from Amarillo High School in 1999 he attended West Texas A&M University where he graduated with honors in 2003. From there he traveled to Boston to attend the New England College of Optometry from which he graduated with honors in 2008. Dr. Hollingsworth is a certified glaucoma specialist and enjoys the pediatric side of being an optometrist.
A family man, he is married to his wonderful wife Karen whom they have 2 beautiful children. Dr. Hollingsworth loves the outdoors and the benefits it brings. He enjoys many recreational activities; his favorite past time being golf.
Dr. James Fitch, Optometrist
Raised in Beeville, south of San Antonio, Dr. James Fitch considers Texas home. He received his Optometrist degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis Tennessee and came straight to Amarillo, his hometown by choice! His Prior experience as an RN gives him additional understanding of diseases that affect vision. An interest in the latest technology assists him in diagnosing diseases as early as possible to prevent vision loss.
Dr. Fitch enjoys the outdoors. An obsession with astronomy takes him to remote sites around the Panhandle & US seeking dark skies for the best observing possible. Join him for a tour of the sky at one of Amarillo Astronomy Club's public observing sessions. Or meet him on the trails of Palo Duro Canyon for a challenging mountain bike ride. Dr. Fitch shares his home with his wife Tena, and two cats. He & Tena are both grateful that their three sons also call Amarillo home.
Location & Hours
8601 SW 45th Ave
Amarillo TX, 79119
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed Saturday - Sunday