My Eyelab adds Tomball location

My Eyelab opened a new location in fall 2019 at 14090 FM 2920, Ste. B, Tomball. The optical retailer offers in-house eye exams performed by a refractionist on a walk-in or appointment basis, contact lenses and more than 2,000 eyeglass frames to choose from, manager Mathias Rinehardt said. Rinehardt said it is the business's goal is to meet a customer's needs by providing eye exams and eyeglass selection in an hour or less, with a seven- to 10-day eyeglass turnaround. 346-246-4872. www.myeyelab.com


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