About Us


Schutz Optical Company Inc. was founded in 1923 and was acquired from the Schutz family in 1975 by Dr. Charles J. Hornberger, Sr. In 2006, the practice expanded to include new management under the guidance of Dr. Charles Hornberger Jr. To complete the legacy, Dr. Charles Hornberger III began practicing in 2022. Our family owned company offers two office locations; Walden Avenue, in Depew, and the other on Boston State Road in the town of Boston. Schutz Optical has grown to employ fifteen dedicated individuals and holds a respected presence in the Western New York Community.


Schutz Optical is affiliated with Erie Community College (ECC) and their Vision Care Technology (VCT) Department. Schutz Optical offers clinical placements for Opticianry students where they gain valuable optical service experience prior to graduation. In 1996, Dr. Hornberger Sr. joined forces with the Friends of the Night People Clinic, located on Hudson St. in Buffalo, where he built upon the already established FnOP free medical clinics adding the element of optometry and optical prescription services to individuals in need in the Western New York community. Dr. Hornberger, Sr. continues to travel with Doctors Without Borders and filling a worldwide need with his commitment to Optometry.