Welcome to Kern Optical Lab.
Your Optician in Gulfport, MS

Call us at (228)-864-4397 today.

Welcome to Kern Optical Lab in Gulfport. The Kern Optical Lab team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Gulfport office.

Kern Optical Lab is a full service eye and vision care provider. Patients throughout the Gulfport area come to Kern Optical Lab because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Our team is dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Kern Optical Lab, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Kern Optical Lab, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes the Kern Optical Lab staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Gulfport area.  

At Kern Optical Lab, we are dedicated to providing high-quality services in a comfortable environment.Call us at (228)-864-4397 or schedule an appointment today online. 

Gulfport Optometrist | Kern Optical Lab | (228)-864-4397
15277 Creosote Rd.
Gulfport, MS 39503

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "They were very helpful and courteous when I came in for help with glasses I'd bought elsewhere. I'll definitely go back because of the friendly service."
    Donna Daulton
  • "Helpful and nice staff. Perfect kids glasses. My 3 year old does not want to take them off. High quality lenses and frames. Also mil discount is available."
    Maja Smith
  • "Extremely helpful staff and very fast service. Great selection. They fixed a pair of glasses I purchased elsewhere and hooked me up with a great new pair. They were ready the next day. They took a lot of time with me to help find the perfect style for me. Focused on customer service and not in the least bit pushy."
    Doug Molyneaux
  • "My husband and our 11 year old son went to Kern Optical today to inquire about getting our son new frames because the ones he had were broken and held together with black tape. This was our first time going to this office. When they walked in they were greeted very kindly. The staff were extremely helpful and informed my husband that after picking out frames they would cut the lens out of our son’s broken glasses to fit the new frames. That process only took maybe 20 mins and our child was able to walk out in brand new glasses that he didn’t have to be embarrassed of. Thank you so much to those who helped out my men today. Thank you for your kindness, short wait time, and for your input on our situation. The glasses look amazing on him. We will highly recommend you all to everyone."
    Meagan Adams
  • "We're taking a vacation in Gulfport. My husband's eyeglasses broke. One of the lenses fell off. His glasses are half framed one. We googled and visited Kern optical. Everyone was nice and fixed the glasses right away. They charged a reasonable price. Very happy!"
    S Lee