This year marks the 55th anniversary of Tomasik Optical, founded in 1958 by Ed “Tommy” Tomasik. And through five-and-a-half decades, there’s been one corporate vision that has always remained in focus, according to second-generation owner Michael Tomasik. “We want people to see better, feel better and look better when they pick up their new glasses!”
Both the local business and the optical industry have seen plenty of changes during those 55 years, according to Tomasik, who still operates the store originally opened by his father at 1258 Electric Ave. in Lackawanna. The business expanded to a second location at 3800 N. Buffalo Road in Orchard Park in 2007.