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Our Michigan Avenue location has moved and is accepting appointments and walk-in’s at our Grand Avenue store.

Eyeglasses & Frames in Chicago, IL

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Our Collection of Eyeglasses & Frames

Big City Optical is where fashion and eye care meet! If you’re looking for eyeglasses or frames in Chicago, we have an inventory big enough to serve all styles, looks, and personalities — and a compassionate optical staff that makes exploring our selection easy and fun!

Selection of Eyeglasses at Big City Optical

Our “Big City” Selection of Eyeglasses

We love eyeglasses! From curating our selection to helping our clients pick out a refreshing new look, quality eyewear is our business. Each of our 17 locations offers more than 700 frames and our experienced team loves learning about each guest and helping them select a new pair that fits their facial structure, personality, fashion sense, and unique lifestyle.

Zero-Hassle Eyeglasses Guarantees!

We know that when it comes to eyewear, accidents happen, and we have your back in case something goes wrong. Each pair of glasses we sell includes a complementary one-year warranty. We’re also happy to make repairs and adjustments to your glasses, even if you didn’t purchase them from us! If you bring it in, we’ll work on it for you.

Frames from Independent Designers and Brands You Love

Big City Optical offers dozens of brands from fashionable offbeat indie designers as well as popular trusted labels. We want to help you select the pair that’s perfect for you, which is why we carry such a wide variety of highly unique frames not found anywhere else. We’re proud to feature popular brands like:

  • Gucci®
  • Cutler and Gross
  • Ferragamo®
  • Flexon®
  • Alexander
  • Montblanc
  • Nike
  • Paul Smith
  • PRADA
  • And more!
Frames from Independent Designers at Big City Optical

Brands We love

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Customize Your Lenses for Your Frames and Vision

Thanks to our expert staff and in-house eyewear repair team, we can customize your lenses to suit your needs and lifestyle. After all, your glasses are a tool you’ll use every day, and you deserve to have high-quality eyewear that improves your quality of life. No matter what you require from your eyewear, we have the frame selection and lens technology to give you exactly what you need!

Blue Light Blocking glasses

Most electronics emit harmful blue light that can cause headaches, eye strain, visual fatigue, and affect your ability to sleep at night. Blue light blocking lenses are compatible with most frames and can reduce these symptoms by limiting the amount of blue light that enters your eyes.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses help keep your vision clear and protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays — and with our selection, you’re guaranteed to do both and look great at the same time! We offer traditional and prescription sunglasses for both children and adults, along with an unmatched inventory you cannot find anywhere else.

Our Optical Shop Experience

Our optical team blends work and fun to tell a story — and when it comes to picking eyewear, the goal is to highlight yours. We get to know you and what you like, and take into account your face shape, fashion sense, and lifestyle needs. This way we can help you pick frames that are perfect for your personal aesthetic. And because we believe in providing you with an easy-going experience, every pair of glasses you take home is covered by our effortless, one-year warranty.
Optical Shop Experience at Big City Optical

Why Choose Us?

Big City Optical has one of the largest and most reliable inventories of frames and eyeglasses in Chicago. No matter with of our 17 friendly neighborhood shops you visit, you and your family will find the same options and high level of service. Our client-oriented team works hard to learn about you so that their suggestions are in line with your personal preference and fashion sense. And with our included warranty and optical repair shop, you’ll always have peace of mind knowing that if something happens to your glasses, we’ll have you covered. Visit any one of our locations and see our fantastic inventory for yourself!