Best of Boston

2005 Best Optical Shop

Q Optical

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 by Gucci, Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith, and Paul Frank. Need some snow and sun protection, too? Also on hand are ready-to-ride ski goggles and stylish shades.

287 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-9292,