Our Story

Mark sitting at the front desk of his optical outlet
Mark working with a customer at his optical outlet in knoxville
Mark working with a customer at his optical outlet in knoxville

Meet Mark

The Payless Optical brand entered the Knoxville market in 1997. I began working for Payless Optical in 1998 while attending college.

I became inspired to obtain my Opticians license in 2000. A dream turned into reality when I was fortunate enough to purchase the Knoxville location in 2013.

I look forward to serving you.

Mark Crawley/Owner

Giving Back

I joined the Lions Club in 2013 and have enjoyed volunteering my time to this organization. Payless Optical is proud to serve as a designated “Drop Off Location” for used glasses. The Lions Club is able to repurpose the glasses to help thousands of Tennesseans who cannot afford to buy a pair of glasses. Your support truly making a difference.

Payless Optical began partnering with Accord Ministries in 2015. This organization helps provide glasses to the poverty stricken in rural Appalachia. This is a God assignment. We are honored to serve along side of the good people in that region to help people physically see and also see the love of Christ.

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