Lee’s Optical Company Limited
7 Melmac Av Kingston 5 Jamaicaellee@cwjamaica.com www.leesopticalja.com
Lee’s Optical Co. Ltd. a family owned business was established in 1963 by Dr. Edward Llwellyn Lee. In December 1963, Dr. Edward L Lee migrated from Guyana to Jamaica with his wife Mary Olga and their five children. Dr. Edward L Lee made his mark in the world of Optometry in Jamaica by opening EDWARD LEE & SON – OPTOMETRISTS/OPTICIANS located at 7 Paisley Avenue, Kingston 5. His wife managed the administrative side of the business, and together they would give their expert advice on frame and lens selections.
In 1965 the business expanded by acquiring another office located at 7 Melmac Avenue, Kingston 5. This allowed for expansion to facilitate a first class showroom for frames and the opening of a state of the art lab-Lee’s Optical Lab operated and owned by oldest son Edward Simon. For the next 30 years the company continued to produce the highest quality eyeglasses offering outstanding customer service to its patients.
In 1997 yet another state of the art lab X-Cel Optics Lab opened its door, owned and operated by youngest son Christopher. Dr. Edward L Lee continued to operate Lee’s Optical Co. Ltd. with his wife Mary Olga, their two sons Edward & Christopher, and their three daughters Diana, Sharon and Annette.
In 2002 he added to his practice a Glaucoma Imaging and with Dr. Albert Lockhart as consulting ophthalmologist the practice flourished.
Sadly, in May 2008 we said farewell to Dr. Edward L Lee, a father, a friend, an optometrist/optician, a LEADER. ‘Doc’ Eddie Lee better known to his peers will always be remembered for his professionalism, his patience, his honesty, his punctuality, his accuracy, his understanding, his keen sense of listening and his great sense of humour. These qualities he portrayed in his profession has made Lee’s Optical Co. Ltd. the family name it is today.