Best Optical Shop in Boston

2015 Best Optical Shop

See

Boston

This shop’s limited-edition, retro-funky frames—in specs and sunnies—will give you 20/20 vision, and the service is a perfect 10, too. High-quality craftsmanship seals the deal: We’ve had our sturdy See…Read More

2014 Best Optical Shop

Vizio Optic

Brookline

At this Brookline Village eyeglass emporium, you’ll be greeted by the brands you know and love (Chanel, Ray-Ban), and delighted by new-to-you lines (funky German-made specs by Wissing; colorful pairs…Read More

2013 Best Optical Shop

Vizio Optic

Brookline

Regardless of your spectacle tendencies—quirky or clean—Brookline’s Vizio Optic will identify the most flattering frames for your face, then present you with options: Chanel, Beausoleil, and Ray-Ban are just a…Read More

2012 Best Optical Shop

Eye Q Optical

Boston

Unless you’re the superhip type who owns a pair of glasses for every occasion, you probably only go shopping for specs every few years. So, given the speed of the…Read More

2011 Best Optical Shop, Upscale

Lunette Optic

Boston

Dazzling eyewear doesn’t mean a thing without an eye for fitting it properly. Lunette Optic’s premium inventory is enhanced by its savvy employees, who’ll tell you which frames are best…Read More

2011 Best Optical Shop, Casual

See Eyewear

Cambridge

Hip and affordable eyewear, thy name is See. Frames here come in all manner of colorful, mod styles, with new designs rolling in regularly. Throw in the occasional half-off sale…Read More

2010 Best Optical Shop

Vizio Optic

Brookline

This petite Brookline Village shop is a four-time Best of Boston winner, and for good reason: Vizio Optic’s top-notch service starts with the on-site optometrist and ends with the 360-degree…Read More

2009 Best Optical Shop

Vizio Optic

Brookline

Squint through those frumpy, outdated spectacles of yours and take a good look around this sleek Brookline Village shop. You’ll readily appreciate the cache of 1,000 or so designer frames,…Read More

2008 Best Optical Shop

Harvard Square Eye Care

Cambridge

Since a world-class education calls for plenty of high-caliber peering and scrutinizing, we weren’t surprised to find our winner within a tome’s throw of Harvard and MIT. Expanded last year…Read More

2007 Best Optical Shop

Vizio Optic

Brookline

Galina Rabkin can’t stand a smudged lens any more than she can abide a crooked frame. The petite Russian-born optometrist is a perfectionist through and through, and she’s arranged her…Read More

2006 Best Optical Shop

Vizio Optic

Brookline

Hey, four eyes: Glasses don’t have to be unsightly. Vizio Optic optometrist and co-owner Dr. Galina Rabkin carries more than 1,000 pairs of rimless lenses, titanium frames, and bejeweled plastic…Read More

2005 Best Optical Shop

Q Optical

Boston

Optical issues are somber enough, so we love a spectacles shop that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Such is the case at Q Optical, where visitors are greeted by whimsical,…Read More

2004 Best Optical Shop

Eye Q Optical

Cambridge, Boston

It’s always the question when buying glasses—stick to the tried-and-true or dare for a new look? Eye Q not only has some of the trendiest new frames, they’ll make it…Read More

2003 Best Optical Shop, Upscale

Optica

Boston

Four eyes never looked so good. Optica offers homegrown and imported couture for the face, as well as a staff that bends over backward to match a customer’s eye shape…Read More

2003 Best Optical Shop, Affordable

SEE

Boston

Whether you’re searching for classic no-frills frames or the latest lenses spotted on Gisele, find your way to SEE. A toy store for the visually challenged, this optical boutique has…Read More

2002 Best Optical Shop

Q Optical

Boston

Finally, a designer frame shop that knows the meaning of the word “designer.” Wares blend form and function, from cunning little rimless specs to out-and-out statement shades by the likes…Read More

2001 Best Optical Shop

SEE

Boston

If there were a law of relativity for optical shops, it would go something like this: The cheaper the eyeglasses, the less attractive they are. Bucking this trend, SEE is…Read More

2000 Best Optical Shop

Opticians 3

Chestnut Hill

Two things make an optical shop great: a wide selection of frames, and an attentive staff. All three locations of Opticians 3 offer both. Designer frames range from classic Giorgio…Read More

1999 Best Optical Shop

Opticians 3

Chestnut Hill

Designer frames for the fussiest fashion mavens (Oliver Peoples, Matsuda, Jean Paul Gaultier, Boucheron) and service that harks back to the days when people weren’t wearing contact lenses…Read More

1993 Best Optical Shop, Stylish

Opticians 3

Newton Centre

Whether your look is designer chic, fifties retro, or Elton John outre, this place can meet your specs. It’s also one of only a few local sources for the popular…Read More

1989 Best Optical Shop

Lenscrafters

Medford

Given high marks by the Office of Consumer Affairs for prescription accuracy and fitting…Read More

1982 Best Optical Shop, Designer

Precision Vision

Boston

Owner Ron Gluck stocks $2,000 sunglasses. Need we say more?

1981 Best Optical Shop

Precision Vision

Boston

Only a year and a half old, but its computerized lens analysis has attracted a top-flight clinetele, including Red Sox pitcher Mike Torrez. Now, if he’d only fixed his lenses…Read More

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