Best of Boston

2012 Best Optical Shop

Eye Q Optical

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 fashion industry, you’re due for an update. While Eye Q offers perfunctory Ray-Bans and Bevel frames, they also design styles of their own, incorporating both current trends and suggestions from their employees and customers. That means you’ll have the hottest looks well before the big brands catch on.

615 Centre St., Boston, 617-542-9600,