1869 N. Damen, (773)782-1660, redeyeoptical.com [ratings]
Goods: Eyewear for men and women. Designers: Household names like Kala and Ray-Ban are mixed in with a few high-end frame designers, including Modo and Jai Kudo. Owner: Optometrist Matthew Gifford. Vibe: Men’s and women’s eyewear with trendy, classic and vintage-inspired frames covers every inch of shelf space. Optician Colleen Clarke will whisk you in with a warm welcome. Price Range: Moderate to Expensive. The Look: Except for the pink titanium and tortoise shell owl-eye specs (which are a favorite among architects and photographers), the styles are relatively understated. Shopper’s Perks: With an onsite optometrist and optician, you’re sure to find your peepers’ perfect match.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009