The Best Eyeglasses in Toronto
The best stores for eyeglasses in Toronto will have you seeing crystal clear when you walk out of their doors. But which one holds the perfect pair for your face? Fortunately, the city's selection of optical shops has gotten better and better over the last few years, such that we now enjoy an array choices when it comes to style and price point.
Here are the best stores for eyeglasses in Toronto.
Experts in vintage and high-end eyewear brands from around the globe, this Junction shop carries roughly a 50-50 split between contemporary and vintage frames. Owner Jordan Paul estimates he carries the largest collection of made-in-Canada vintage frames available, which means excellent one of a kind frame shopping for you.
Whether it's their West Queen West shop or the beautiful spot in the Distillery District, Spectacle knows what's hot, what's new, and what's hard to find anywhere else in the city. They're big on exclusives, sunglasses selection, and service. They also have an in-house optician and once you've found a pair with them, you're part of the family.
Famous for their well-priced frames online and in shops in the U.S., Warby Parker is now a destination in Toronto at the corner of Queen and Euclid. Rows upon rows of shades and glasses line the walls. Designed in-house, every high-quality pair retails for just $150 including prescription lenses and shipping.
This Chinatown staple specializes in bling-y eyewear designs from labels like Chrome Hearts and IC! Berlin, and while their range starts on the very low end at $60, they stock frames costing over $2,000, and special order items that carry price tags up to $137,000. A must-see on your city-wide frame hunt.
The cute and clean shop on Queen West aims to provide high-quality, trendy, glasses and sunglasses you can actually afford (ranging from the basic $145 to the highest price point of $345). Founded in Australia, the brand has caught on here as well. Store staff are upbeat and welcome you to come in and try anything/everything on until you find the perfect specs.
If you don't leave with frames from this Church Street glasses shop, you'll at least leave with a new friend. Farhad Gharemani is a gem, and he prides himself on never carrying the same pair twice. Specializing in European brands, the store carries frames you've never seen in Toronto. And there's a bonus shoe store upstairs.
A fixture on College St. for 35 years, Rapp Optical is best known for its in-house line of Canadian made frames. The staff are so friendly, you'll want to try on glasses for hours just to hang out. Don't be intimidated by the cases of frames - they know what they're doing here and will walk you through the process.
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