Best of Boston

2003 Best Optical Shop, Affordable


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 can browse and try on glasses freely without having to constantly ask for a case to be unlocked. The employees are helpful without being pushy, know their stuff, and are happy to help you glam it up with some aviator sunglasses or the lightest frames around—so light you’ll forget you’re wearing them.

125 Newbury St., Boston, 617-236-0105,