COVID-19 office hours:
Bethany-Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Golden and Cornell-by appointment only

Golden Optical

Dear Friends of Golden Optical, 

We would like to extend our gratitude for your support during this year of constant change and unknowns. 

Due to Covid, we had to suspend operations for a short period of time this past year.  As a result of the protests, riots, and vandalism, we decided to move Golden Optical to a more secure location downtown.  Unfortunately, Covid-19 and the continuing vandalism in downtown Portland is not conducive to running a business.  

With heavy and sad hearts, we have decided to permanently close our Golden Optical location. Our last day of operations will be Friday, May 28th. Instead, we will focus on serving your vision needs at our sister location, Bethany Optical | 15320 NW Central Drive, Suite D-8, Portland, OR 97229 | 503-430-0386 | |

Bethany Optical is located just 15 minutes west of our downtown location. We offer the same comprehensive eye exams, frame lines and lens options as we did at Golden Optical. The services will remain the same, consistent with the same doctor, staff and products, but with free parking!

Just 2 miles east of Bethany Optical is our Cornell Eyecare and Aesthetics location.  We offer dry eye treatments and an array of skin tightening services to reduce wrinkles and cellulite with our TempSure and Flexsure radio-frequency devices.

We have loved being part of the downtown community.  We have positive hopes that the city will someday recover. 

Again, we are very grateful for all of your love and support during the past 10 years.  We look forward to helping you “find your vision” at Bethany Optical.


Dr. Chad Lawson and Caryn Lawson   

Contact Info

  • 15320 NW Central Drive, Suite D-8
  • Portland, OR 97229



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  • Monday
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday
  • Closed
  • Sunday
  • Closed

I would like to start by saying I LOVE high-end eyewear. I don’t really splurge on many things, but I wear my glasses almost all of my waking hours, so I want them to be perfect. That said, when I pay that much money for glasses, I want customer service with it. I went to Golden Optical and I got high-end eyewear, excellent (and personal) customer service, and to add a cherry on top, a GREAT doctor experience.

I’m a critical care nurse, and I’m super particular about doctors and care providers. The doctor was personable, he listened to me, and went some extra steps to ensure that my glasses were going to be a great fit. Not my flavor, but he’s also very handsome.

My current prescription was almost three years old and I was having headaches from them. They were even nice enough to change my current lenses out in an hour so that I don’t have to wait for the new frames before seeing a difference. This gives me a back up pair I didn’t plan on having.

I will be using Golden Optical from now on, and I’m going to refer people.

– Kim P.
December 2017

Dr. Lawson and Golden Optical have more than earned my loyalty. They’ve always provided me with great care and convenience. When I thought about switching to an office that was closer to my house, I couldn’t get an appointment for weeks at other places, but G.O saw me within 24 hours. (Really appreciated because I was almost out of contacts and overdue for my yearly exam!!) They made sure that I had my exam done and spare contacts in hand within a day. When I had a weird eye infection, they got me into the office the same-day. When I lost some contact lenses and had a few come out of the package defective, they gave me replacements at no charge. They’re as focused as I am on making sure my out-of-pocket expense is as minimal as possible. Most importantly, Dr.Lawson has provided me with great care and I trust his consult when it comes to the cost and benefit analysis of any aspect of eye health. He always takes the time to talk things through with me and answer any questions I might have, I never feel rushed. He also introduced me to a new, more cost-efficient lens type that saved me a lot of money in the long run.

Long story short: you’re in good hands.

– Siobhan G.
August 2017

I had a fantastic experience at Golden Optical. I felt that Dr. Lawson really went out of his way to provide personalized care. He was thorough and made me feel comfortable. He was honest and did not seem to push for unnecessary services. Office staff was friendly and helpful as well. Overall, a very pleasant experience and I would highly recommend Golden.

– Eddie K.
July 2017

I searched online for the glasses I wanted. Golden Optical is 1 1/2hrs away from where I live (each way) and the only place that had the glasses I wanted.

I am very happy I made the drive to meet Dr. Lawson and everyone who works here. I will be making this my new place. Everyone in the front has willingness to help out. Everyone was in a good mood and really passionate about their job. Which makes sense because Dr. Lawson is the same. I was amazed at how great he was. And, how caring he was for my situation. Thank you Dr. Lawson! And, everyone who works at Golden Optical. I am now excited about my glasses and will absolutely recommend Golden Optical to anyone I can!

– Amanda S.
September 2017

There is a reason why some places are better than others, and the location can be an indication. I walked into Golden Optical because I needed to replace my lenses and/or order new glasses; it has been 3 or 4 years ago. From their kickass display window, I figured I was going to like their selection of rims.

I made an appointment to see Dr. Lawson the following week. He was patient, kind, and took the time to get to know my issues. He explained new and ongoing technological updates, actually also recommending alternative methods to help my eyes.

I am still waiting for my sunglasses so I will update this review as necessary. So far I am really happy with the new foureyes!

– Jone V.
November 2017

The customer service is the best around. I worked with the optician who was very helpful in finding me a new style. He really knew what he was doing and took the time to work with me on what would look the best on me. Both the optician and doctor took the time to take care of my eyes.

Excellent experience. Great recommendations on my two different sets of glasses, one for work/everyday and one for my sport. The doctor and optician really knew what my needs were and were really able to make me feel confident. The exam was very thorough and believe me you do not want to be cheap and thrifty with your eyes.

– Rick W.
April 2018 + April 2015

Dr. Lawson was great and very knowledgeable! One of the best eye appointments I have ever had. The staff is wonderful and friendly and the brand selections are very carefully curated and it shows. Love Golden Optical!

– Ashley S.
April 2018

Luxury Eyewear


At Golden Optical our professional opticians have the experience and knowledge to assist you in selecting the best frame for you and your lifestyle. By taking precise measurements they are able to craft a custom lens for your vision.

At Golden Optical we carry only Independent brands including; Dita, l.a. Eyeworks, Lindberg, Barton Perreira, and Oliver Peoples.