"I chose to start my own business because due to my felony convictions I would never be able to be optometrist, I would never be able to move up on the optical food chain. So, I figured I needed to make my own business. Using my past experience with business, and the optician degree I earned in prison I set off.  It's not easy, and it hasn't been easy, but I am not just working for myself - I am working so that I have something to pass on to my kids, and to show others in the same situation that it's possible to succeed even when faced with terrible odds."

At Custom Optical you can choose from our wide variety of frames, and lens options to design your own prescription lens glasses, personality glasses, or sunglasses. Simply bring in your prescription to our office at 2915 Perdido St., and we can get you set up! Call if you need a referral for an eye exam. Frames and lens' sold separately.


If you are fortunate enough to have vision insurance, we can provide all necessary paperwork to get reimbursed. 

Exclusive provider of Philly Eyeworks frames in New Orleans.

Derrick Perique


2915 Perdido St.

New Orleans, LA 70119


Instagram: @custom.optical.nola

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