In 1949 Dallas Optical was started and instantly became a symbol of integrity in the optical world. It was a locally family owned and operated optical shop, and it is believed to be the oldest independently family owned and operated Optical dispensary in Texas. Laurie Rose was first an employee for the original owners for over 20 years. Her very first day on the job she noticed something different going on. It was the way the shop feels, as she looks back on it remembering when she stepped in the door it just felt like home. A final destination, little did she know that after working for Dallas Optical for many years she would have the opportunity to purchase the shop. When the owner retired in 2008 and Dallas Optical would be a thing of the past, she just knew that such a treasure should not be lost forever, so on a leap of faith her and her husband Dale decided to purchase the shop, and so as fate would have it, even though seemingly impossible at the time, it miraculously came to pass.