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BEST Optical Shop

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, four-eyed steel sculptures and treated to fun and fancy frames… 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 easier to take chances with a one-month, no-questions-asked exchange policy…. 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 all of its frames out on the shelves so you… 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 and face size to the right pair of high-quality specs…. 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 of Oliver Peoples, OGI, and Armani in a variety of… 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 changing the way we look at specs by offering unbeatable… 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 Armani to modern Prada to funky Jean-Paul Gaultier. The staff… 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 Oliver Peoples line of antique-style frames. read more »

1989 BEST Optical Shop

Lenscrafters

Medford

Given high marks by the Office of Consumer Affairs for prescription accuracy and fitting. read more »