Vrachimis Optical House
Tradition it seems, runs through this family like no other, since father Andreas launched his first shop in 1953, some sixty five years ago. He laid the foundation in optical services in Cyprus, having gained experience working with a chemist who also sold optics, so it was there he learnt the craft in optics … Now there’s six members of family continuing with his legacy …
Moving to Larnaca in 1974, Andreas was planning for the future, it wasn’t long before eldest daughter, Katerina was gaining her Bachelors Degree in Optometry from City University, in 1980, followed very closely by little sister Nadia, by which time dad had already opened his second shop, probably just for the girls.
Its a Family Affair
Since then, another four members of the Vrachimis family; brothers Antonis who graduated in Indianapolis, and Christos at City College, London and niece and nephew, Andria, Cambridge and Andreas, Athens, together that makes 6 family members, all qualified Opticians, who provide an absolutely unbeatable service in Optics, Eye Care and Quality Sunglasses.
Following trends and fashions, they opened their third shop in Ayia Napa in 1989 and a second shop in Napa closely after, and three of the four shops have full computer based eye testing facilities and of course a qualified Optician. The initial eye test is free, followed by your prescription, then you choose your frames from a carefully selected list of top designer names including; Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Versace, Roberto Cavali, Azzaro, Miu Miu, and Chloe to mention but a few and the newest designs from Lindberg, frames made from pure surgical Titanium …
The appropriate lenses are then carefully chosen for each client’s prescription, in the majority of cases it’s single focal, or bi focal, and occasionally vari-focal, for reading or long distance, or both, quality thin glass lenses to fit perfectly in your selected frames.
Alternatively they also provide quality contact lenses for day to day, or in most cases monthly and yearly prescription lenses, along with top name cleaning fluids and solutions and dispensers.
In Cyprus the sun is very strong, almost 330 days a year, so we all wear sunglasses as part of the norm, all year round! So it’s good advise to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, and hence it’s worth spending a little more to assure you’re wearing the best. Here you’ll find all the latest fashions by top sun glass’ designers including; Ray Ban, Police, Persol, Versace, Dolce Gabbana and their lasted find Etnia of Barcelona …
They are one of a few Opticians specialising in LIO Sunglasses, handmade in Venice with the finest Titanium at really cool prices !!!
What I like about this Opticians is their politeness and attention to detail in the personal service they give to each and every client, offering a free taxi service to their nearest shop and a free delivery service with their compliments, and a free repair service is provided to all their clients, from age 3 to 103.
Open all year
Monday to Saturday; 10 am ‘til 11 pm
Sundays; 6 pm ‘til 11 pm
Monday to Saturday 10 am ‘til 6 pm
With four shops in Cyprus, two in Larnaca and two in Ayia Napa …
Shop 1: 186 Ermou Street, Larnaca, at the bottom end towards the old port
Shop 2: 2A Filiou Zanettou Street, Larnaca, its opposite the central post office.
Shop 3 : 18 Makarios Avenue, Ayia Napa, just up from the traffic lights and opposite KFC
Shop 4: 37 Nissi Avenue, Ayia Napa, its opposite Evabelle Apartments.
A family of opticians with traditional values !