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Call Us at 309-693-2226
 
8701 N University St, Peoria, IL 61615
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Who Are We???

 
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Owner…Ralph Krey
I started into the optical business at the age of 23 in 1976. I was completely in love with the occupation from the beginning. From that moment on, I strived to learn all that I could throughout my apprenticeship program. I was fortunate enough to have several ol' timers to learn from. Five years in, I knew enough to run a lab in the Quad Cities (where I stayed for almost 6 years)! In 1987, my Mom, Francis Krey, mortgaged her house to give me enough money for down payments on much bigger loans. With my brother, Kevin, my wife, Nancy, and a lot of hard work, my very own optical lab was open for business in the summer of 1987 (all within 4 weeks of finding the building). Of course, Mom was our honorary president until her passing in 1990. With many ups & downs over the next 26 years, we ran a successful Wholesale Optical Lab.
Then, like many businesses, times got very tough & eventually the wholesale business dried up. However, me being a little stubborn, I decided to create a unique concept in Retail Optical. Patients can now buy directly from the manufacturer!! You save time and money and your glasses will be built & fitted with care by the owner. Simply bring in your RX and within a couple of days, instead of weeks, you'll be wearing your new glasses that look & fit great!!!
 
 
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Apprentice…Amanda Keighin

I have been Ralph's apprentice since January of 2015. I started working at the lab in 2014 as the "cleaning lady". After about a year of cleaning around all of the diverse machines, I sat down with Ralph and started talking about learning the trade. I am very excited to be learning the optical industry and I love every minute of it. Each day is a new learning experience.
I am currently part-time as the Apprentice and Office Manager. I am extremely proud and excited to be following in the footsteps of such a great teacher, mentor, and optician. I am a resident of Princeville and a Mom of three beautiful kids.
 
 
 
Customer Comments:

7/20/2016 - My wife and I would like to thank you for the fine job you did on her glasses. She is so happy with them. As always, you did a great job. She really enjoyed meeting you as well. Thanks again,
~~Mike Shearer (Mike's Lock & Key)


2016 - "I wouldn't go anywhere else! Ralph knows his stuff!" "Don't leave home without going to Krey Optical."
~~Dr. Roger Paul of Dr. Paul @ Dr. Anderson Dental P.C.


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At Krey Optical Lab, we're your direct connection to the lab. We truly value our customers and we strive for excellence in all our endeavors. Your lenses are made on-site. Why wait weeks for your glasses, when you can have them within days, and sometimes, even with in hours?
*Rush service is available for most lenses.
 
 
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Krey Optical Lab Inc
 
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8701 N University St, Peoria, IL 61615
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm