Clark Appler Optical is a family owned and operated full-service independent optical boutique located in Towson, Maryland. 

Clark Appler Optical has long history in the optical business.  Originally named Clark Appler Opticians, the business was established in 1931 as a partnership between Brooke H. Appler and his son-in-law, James S. Clark.  Two years later with the addition of a third partner, John Loeber, it was renamed, Clark Appler Loeber, which is a name many Baltimoreans still remember today.

Today, Clark Appler Optical is operated by John Appler, a 4th generation optician, and his wife Tara. 

We our proud to say that we have been providing Baltimore with quality eyewear for 90 years, giving us the pleasure of serving generations of families for their vision needs.


Our previous Towson location in 1976.

Our previous Baltimore location (corner of Liberty & Lexington) in 1942.