CHROMA Awards & Recognition

CHROMA modern Eyewear Eyecare is so much more than an eye care practice—we’re a comprehensive eye care experience you’ll have to see to believe.

Check out how we’re changing the face of modern eye care and browse through our numerous awards below. If you want a deeper look, please book an appointment with us today.

Featured in Invision Magazine!  

Dr. Barber was recently featured in Invision Magazine, where he got a chance to chat about owning an optometry business and the successes and challenges that come along with it. The challenges are plentiful. Yet, with his unyielding optimism, Dr. Barber turns every obstacle into an opportunity for growth. 

Dr. Barber is thrilled to be featured in Invision Magazine to share his journey as a business owner! 

Best of Fort Worth 76107 Magazine 2023

We proudly announce that we have been awarded the Readers’ Choice from 76107 Magazine for best optometrist & ophthalmologist in the Fort Worth area. We are proud to be recognized by the community and look forward to continuing to be the destination for eye care in the Fort Worth community.

Best of Eyewear by Fort Worth Magazine 

We are thrilled to announce that CHROMA modern Eyewear & Eyecare has been awarded the title of Best of Eyewear by Fort Worth Magazine. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to providing our clients with high-quality eyewear and eye care services. 


The Fort Worth, TX-based CHROMA modern Eyewear Eyecare, owned by Dr. Matthew G. Barber, has won first place in the 2022 America’s Finest Optical Retailers contest from INVISION, the magazine for the American eyecare professional.

Now in its ninth year, the annual contest highlights the best examples of independent eyewear retailers in the United States and Canada.

“Every year we feel privileged to bring our readers the best of independent optical retail,” said Deirdre Carroll, INVISION’s editor-in-chief. “Dr. Barber’s business is the perfect example of the modern and stunning sorts of fiercely-independent eyecare businesses the America’s Finest contest was created to honor. Quite frankly when I saw his entry, I couldn’t imagine another winner for this year’s contest. Clearly, our panel of industry judges felt the same.”

Stores are judged on exterior appearance, interior appearance/design, store biography, marketing, web presence and overall individuality.

Read the full article here

2021 Awardee – Eyecare Business #EBGameChanger

Awarded as a 2021 #EBGameChanger from Eyecare Business. These annual awards are given to eye care professionals who have made a remarkable difference in their community and industry through positivity and their dedication to helping others.

Fort Worth’s Doctors Worth Knowing

Dr. Barber is being featured in Fort Worth Magazine’s 2021 “Doctors Worth Knowing” section.


CHROMA modern Eyewear Eyecare was named as an honorable mention in the Spaces and Places category in Fast Company’s 2021 Innovation by Design Awards.

First Place – Distinguished Building Awards

First Place in the “General Contractor” category in the TEXO Distinguished Building awards,  2021

A message from TEXO:

“Congratulations! TEXO is pleased to notify you that Steele & Freeman, Inc.’s project, CHROMA modern Eyewear Eyecare, has won first place in this year’s Distinguished Building Awards competition in the General Contractor – Building 1 category”

Honors – Excellence in Architecture Design & Studio Awards

Awarded Honors in the AIA Fort Worth Excellence in Architecture Design & Studio awards 2020

AIA Fort Worth recognizes and celebrates the best buildings and spaces, and the people behind them, with some of the most prestigious awards in the built environment. Each year a jury of renowned architects from around the country. Submissions are viewed blindly and projects are awarded each on their own merit. Award levels are Honor and Merit. Honor Awards are reserved projects that show the highest level of design Excellence.

First Place –  Best Merchandising Display

Awarded 1st place in the nation for best merchandising display by Professional Eye Care Associates of America

Texas Architects 2024 Design Award – CHROMA modern Eyewear Eyecare

We’re absolutely thrilled with our space—and it turns out architects are too! Congratulations to Ibanez Shaw Architecture for earning the Texas Society of Architects 2024 Design Award for their stunning work on CHROMA modern Eyewear Eyecare’s Montgomery Street office.  

Out of 251 entries, only 15 projects worldwide were selected. It’s incredible to see Fort Worth shine among the chosen few.

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