When it comes to changing your look, you can’t forget your glasses — especially if you’re still sporting frames that have been out of style for years. With a new pair of designer frames, you can see the world in a new light while showing off a different and fresh look. In the Chicago area, you won’t have to look far for independent organizations that offer a wide selection of designer frames. To get started, take a look at this list below. For an additional list of where to get frames that’ll make you look twice, take a look at this article.
(Photo Credit: doyleopt.com)

(Photo Credit: doyleopt.com)


Doyle Opticians
565 Chestnut St.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-6264
www.doyleopt.com

You may have items by Coach, Polo and other designers in your closet, but what about your frames? With Doyle Opticians, you can select frames from designers that also include Ray-Ban, Oakley, Maui Jim and other companies. Doyle Opticians has also hosted trunk shows so you can get a look at some of the up-and-coming designs. In addition, Doyle Opticians offers repair services, as well as a selection of specialty magnifiers. The company is also just a quick walk from the METRA train station in Winnetka on Elm Street.

Eye See Ravenswood
4735 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 961-8700
eyeseeravenswood.com

Tucked away in the Chicago neighborhood of — you guessed it — Ravenswood, Eye See Ravenswood offers a selection of frames from designers that include Hackett, Liberty Sport, Maui Jim and Spy+. There’s more to Eye See Ravenswood than designer frames, as the company also offers eye and vision exams, eye surgery and contact lenses. Eye See Ravenswood can also help you find the right glasses for special uses, including a pair just for sports. The company is open as early as 7:30 a.m. on select days, and has several weekdays with later evening hours, too.

The Eye World
152 W. Gartner Road, Suite 116
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 210-8660
www.theeyeworld.com

Located in the western suburb of Naperville, The Eye World offers a multitude of services and designer frames for those who are fashion-forward. The company offers frames from Prada, Ray-Ban, Nike, Calvin Klein and other designers. Sports frames, safety frames and frames just for kids are also available. You can also schedule eye exams, which include glaucoma screenings and cataract evaluations; a full list of services is available on the company’s website.

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Glasses Ltd.
50 E Oak St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-6876
glasses-ltd.com

This year, update your look and get fashionable with a new pair of glasses from Glasses Ltd. The company boasts a wide range of collections from designers which include Chanel, Leisure Society, Robert Marc and Tom Ford Eyewear. In addition to its Oak Street location, Glasses Ltd. has a second store in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood; take a look at the company’s website for directions. Additionally, customers can schedule an appointment for an exam online. Would you rather ditch the glasses? You can order contacts through Glasses Ltd., too.

Spex Optical
www.spexoptical.com

Spex Optical has something for just about everyone looking for a new pair of glasses. The Chicago-based company offers a number of brands for eyewear, including Balenciaga, Lindberg, Prada, Oakley, Giorgio Armani and ScoJo New York. Are you prone to dropping your glasses or scratching them up? Spex Optical offers an eyewear protection plan, with details on the company’s website. Additionally, a list of accepted insurance plans is available on the company’s website. With more than 20 locations in Chicago and the suburbs, including facilities in the city’s Andersonville, Wicker Park and Lakeview neighborhoods, it’s likely there’s a location near you.

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Megan Horst-Hatch is a runner, reader, baker, gardener, knitter, and other words that end in “-er.” She is also the president of Megan Writes, LLC. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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