The Galanis Optics, on Tsimiski street 87, in the “heart” of Thessaloniki, apart from being one of the top optical stores in the city, is essentially a childhood dream that came true, through studies and hard work – a fact that easily foreshadows us for the passion hidden inside it.
As the initiator and owner of the business told us, Mr. Stavros Galanis, for him the profession of optician/optometrist was essentially a one-way street, as he loved it since he was a little child and as it became apparent over the years, it was also what marked his life.
His chance encounter with an optical laboratory in his childhood was the trigger for his admiration for the technique of optical goods, resulting in his decision in 1997 to study Optics and Optometry at the IRSOO school in Vinci, Florence, Italy.
After finishing his studies, he worked in Italy and Greece in leading optical companies as an optometrist, winning many distinctions and praises, while in 2006 he decided to take the step and started his own business and optical store in the center of Thessaloniki.
Success even in the most demanding cases
Galanis Optics is not another optical store, but a comprehensive scientific approach to the field of vision by Mr. Galanis himself and his experienced staff.
A specialized optometry test is carried out in the store, and then in the in-house laboratory, eyeglasses are manufactured with branded lenses from the best of their kind, collaborating international houses. At the same time, the store undertakes repairs of eyeglasses and sunglasses, changing lenses in eyeglasses and sunglasses, applying contact lenses, cleaning and polishing glasses’ frames.
Galanis Optics through its e-shop has become widely known in Greece, Cyprus and abroad where, especially during the summer months, many of them also visit the physical store. The relationships of trust that have been built over the years with many foreign clients are the seal of the high quality service provided by Mr. Galanis himself with each individual client.
Galanis optics are particularly known for collaborating with the most famous houses worldwide and offering branded products at the most competitive prices. For example, on its shelves you will admire the latest creations of Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Georgio Armani, Tom Ford, PRADA, Burberry, RAYBAN, Dior, Prada, Balenciaga, Oakley, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Versace, Vogue, Ralph Lauren. Tommy Hilfiger and more.
Finally, the store also appeals to children through the huge range of children’s optical goods, with the latest fashion trends in eyeglass frames and sunglasses, in many designs and imaginative colors!