With the goal of developing the market of optics in his native town – São Bartolomeu de Messines, José Manuel Lima Cabrita inaugurates on September 27, 1987, in this locality, its first point of sale called Optica de Messines.

In 1994, the company was renamed Lima Cabrita Ltd. and the headquarters was transferred to Faro, where it opened the first store on Rua Aboim Ascensão in 1995. The response to market demands and the adoption of a coherent expansion policy justified the inauguration in 2000 of new sales points in Quarteira and Vilamoura and in 2001 a new store opened in Faro, in Avenida 5 de Outubro.

2003 marks the company’s transition to “limited liability company”, starting to be known as Lima Cabrita S.A., due to its strategy of sustained growth and increased business volume. Recorring to all the experience and knowledge acquired over more than 20 years of activity, the company created, in 2008, the OPTIMAX brand. The Lima Cabrita stores started to use the OPTIMAX brand and a new image, renewing the commitment to a quality service that the company has always been associated. A third store is also inaugurated in Faro, in 2010, in the downtown of the city (Rua de Santo António).

Currently, Lima Cabrita SA has OPTIMAX points of sale in São Bartolomeu de Messines, Faro, Quarteira and Vilamoura, with a total of 6 stores equipped with the latest technology available in the market and a team that continually bets on training and specialization in order to provide what is the most important – a service of the highest quality, professionalism and friendliness.


We are a team of specialized technical professionals with extensive experience and training in the areas of ocular optics and customer service.

We are aware of the market trends and trying to constantly evolve, offering our customers the latest technology and the best solutions in ocular optics.

We are always available to our customers and ready to welcome them with open arms.

In just one hour, we guarantee the delivery of your glasses (lenses and frames in stock).

Top quality service and after sales support.