Pakistan's 1st Eyewear Brand!

Our story so far.

About Us

Gaba Optical was founded in 1901 by Mr. Shams-ul-Haq Gaba in Chandni, Delhi, India catering wholesale, retail & import of eye glass market. Later, Mr. Muhammad Zameer Ul Haq Gaba migrated the business after the Indo-Pak partition in 1947 and installed the manufacturing unit for optical frames. The very first outlet was opened in Saddar, Karachi which after constant struggle & hard work, proved to be a tough competition in the market.

Gaba Optical is known for creating trendy & latest frame designs along with a variety of premium quality lenses. Its advance research and technology has created frames to cater the needs of all age groups and professions, such as Bendable glasses for a school going child or Blue shield protective lenses for someone who sits all day in front of the screens.

Not only that, we also offer a complete eye testing service for our clients. Each Gaba Optical lab is equipped with fully computerized provision lab that offers latest technological eye tests performed by a trained optometrist.

Our Timeline

  • 1901

    founded in 1901

    Gaba Optical was founded in 1901 by Mr. Shams-ul-Haq Gaba in Delhi, India catering wholesale, retail & import of eye glass market.

  • 1947

    Pakistan

    Mr. Muhammad Zameer Ul Haq Gaba migrated the business after the Indo-Pak partition in 1947 and installed the manufacturing unit for optical frames.

  • 1956

    Saddar Outlet

    We launched our first operational store in 1956 in Saddar after its recognition as top optical brand then & now.

  • 1996

    Clifton Outlet

    Launch of our Clifton outlet, got us tremendous response not just back then but also as of today!

  • 2002

    DHA 5 Outlet

    With the most spectacular range of frames and lenses, we opened another new location in DHA Phase 5.

  • 2012

    KDA Outlet

    GABA spread over the KDA area in Karachi in the year 2012, following the classical innovation into frames, sunglasses and contact lenses.

  • 2014

    BrightSight Foundation

    In 2014, GABA Optical launched the Bright Sight Foundation with the vision of eliminating avoidable blindness and visual impairments, particularly among the underprivileged in Pakistan.

  • 2016

    Pakistan's 1st Eyewear Brand Launch

    2016 was a little extra special for us as we celebrated a milestone with the launch of our home grown eyewear brand!

  • 2018

    Hydri Outlet

    In Karachi's lively Hydri market. our store offered a fusion of frames & fashion, creating a visually cativating experience.

  • 2019

    Islamabad Outlet

    Expanding our operations including outlets in additional cities of Pakistan like Islamabad.

  • 2020

    Consumer Choice Award

    Earned the Consumer Choice Award for our longstanding excellence & commitment.

  • 2021

    GABA ON-SITE

    We introduced On-Site eye testing services.

  • Today

    Today GABA OPTICAL is Pakistan’s leading fashion eyewear and medical eye care specialist, with 6 stores across the country. GABA eyewear concept stores feature a carefully curated collection of eyewear styles and designer brands, along with the most advanced contact lenses available

Contact Us

Telephone: +9230 4222 4222
hello@gabaoptical.com

Karachi, Pakistan
Monday to Saturday: 11 am to 8 pm

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