History

We may be the new ones in town, but The Optical Center’s principles and values are built on over 20 years in the optical industry.

Since the age of five we were visiting our father in his store, located in the center of Athens. From then on we started helping in the shop. Cleaning up and counting the glasses were just few of our first tasks. We literally grew up in the optical store, learned about the art and science that lies behind it and ever since are in love with the eyewear business.

After graduating as an Optician and Optometrist in Germany,  managing one of the most successful optical stores in Cologne and working at the army’s hospital in the ophthalmological division, Sven Mantzouratos has returned to Athens, the town he grew up and worships to become the founder of The Optical Center, a new Athenian eyewear retailer focused on quality, craftsmanship and service. Together with his sister Kim Mantzouratou they will take your vision to a new level.

kim & sven