Doctors of Optometry - Eye Exams - Optical - Contact Lenses

Our Vision is to provide an eye care experience that is like no other. Service to the patient is our highest priority.

Simpson Optical is a full-service optometric and optical practice. Our doctors of optometry perform vision exams for:

  • Routine vision wellness examinations, to update glasses prescriptions or school exams for children.

  • Routine vision examinations to fit and evaluate contact lenses – even those patients that are difficult to fit.

  • Ocular injury or illness – scratches, infections, allergies, etc.

  • Vision exams to monitor ocular health as it relates to other health conditions including diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma and medications that may impact visual health.

Simpson Optical also performs the following tests to evaluate your visual health:

  • Visual Fields

  • OCTs

Our Story


Simpson Optical has been serving Lexington
​since 1989.

Our story actually begins in 1957 when the first Dr. Simpson, Senior opened a practice on Southland Drive. He eventually moved to what was then the 'new' Turfland Mall in 1967.

In 1989, Dr. Simpson, Junior formally incorporated Simpson Optical and moved to our previous location on NIcholasville Road.

In 1990, Drs. Joe and Karen McMillin started practicing in Lexington at their own practice and were actually 'the competition.'

In 1997, Dr. Danielle Frank began working at the short-lived location in Frankfort. We wanted to keep everyone in Lexington so, in 2000 we opened our Tates Creek location and Dr. Frank began seeing patients there.

The next Simpson generation, Dr. Joy Simpson, joined the practice in 2003.

In 2007, the Simpson Optical and the McMillin's merged practices and opened our location on Meijer Way.

2018 we expanded to our third location on Governors Lane inside Beaumont Circle. This newest location provides more access for our patients.

Awards & Recognition

What our Patients Say

"Very prompt and professional. I wouldn't go anyplace else for eye care." ~ T. Little

"Everyone was very friendly and professional. Definitely recommend you." ~ L. Hyatt

"Great service and professional! I liked the quality of the equipment and up-to-date evaluations." ~ P. Clemons

"Excellent visit from the front desk - the tech - the doctor - the ordering of new lenses. Everyone displayed excellent manners and interest in me, the patient." ~ R. Johnson

"I literally never want to go to a different optometrist! All of the staff are wonderful, and they are just so helpful, friendly and kind. I recommend Simpson Optical to everyone in the Lexington area!" ~ Michael O.

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For the FIFTH year in a row, we were selected the 2018 Herald Leader's Readers Choice winner for 'Best Place to Buy Eyeglasses/Contacts.'