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Best Eyewear In Boston

Eyes Over Copley

Over 60 percent of Americans adults wear glasses. Some of us wear them to read, to drive or just to look fashionable. If you're like me and heart glasses, the following places are great go-tos. These stores have been in Boston for several years now and their staffs are kind and knowledgeable. What's more, they offer frames that range in prices and in design.

Eye Q Optical

With locations in Cambridge, Boston and Jamaica Plain, Eye Q Optical covers all the bases. The sales team is incredibly helpful, they have wonderful frames, and will allow you take a gazillion pictures of yourself in your frames until you find the one that's just right. The frames offered at Eye Q are truly wonderful. Beware of walking out with more than one pair.

Eyes Over Copley

10 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

Did I mention that one needs to be patient in choosing the right pair of glasses? The folks at Eyes Over Copley should be nominated for sainthood. The staff is straight forward without being pushy or rude; they offer wonderful frames (Chanel anyone?) and great customer service. Who could ask for more?

Newton Optica

1191 Chestnut St
Newton, MA 02464

Newton Optica is the optical shop you will go to for your exam and your glasses for year to come. The staff is friendly, patient and honest. They have a wide selection of well priced designer and non-designer frames. Compliments will be sure to come once you purchase glasses from these guys.


125 Newbury St # 1
Boston, MA 02116-2964

1276 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Want something out of the ordinary? If you want eyeglasses or sunglasses others will not be wearing head to SEE in Cambridge or Boston. SEE makes a limited selection of each frame in style and color so you're unlikely to see a coworker or a commuter wearing your glasses. What's more, the sales staff is knowledgeable about the stock and will bear with you until you find a frame that you're looking for.

Vizio Optic

11 Harvard St
Brookline Village, MA 02445

It's often difficult to know fully what you look like in your glasses by just looking in the mirror. At Vizio Optic, you can take pictures of your frames to get a better idea of what you look like before taking the plunge. You'll pay a little more at Vizio for your glasses, but they are worth the investment. They have a great selection of glasses from which to choose (designer glasses too!). It's hard to go wrong with this place.

Martini Severin blogs on the Boston fashion scene at She goes in search of the latest trends and snaps shots of men and women around the city who really understand style.


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