There are plenty of places to go for eyewear, but for a truly unique optic experience, you have to look a little further. Glasses are more than a necessity; they are a fashion accessory––an extension of your personality. They can take a personal look from ordinary to sophisticated or add a bit of quirk to an otherwise drab outfit. Geek chic has never been hotter. Here are five vendors who have the specs to take your look to the next level.


Lost & Found Vintage
501 South Washington
Royal Oak, MI  48067
(248) 548-6154

Vintage is always a great way to exude a sense of nostalgia or to quirk up a look. Lost & Found Vintage has a glass case full of frames. From Sally Jesse Raphael inspired frames and horn rimmed glasses to Mad Men inspired 60s vintage eyewear to round lens specs inspired by John Lennon, there is something that can inspire anyone’s personal style. To complete your retro look, Lost & Found carries men and women’s vintage clothing, accessories, from lingerie and swimsuits to hats and footwear.

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Optik Birmingham
245 W Maple Road
Birmingham, MI  48009
(248) 646-6699

Optik Birmingham is a boutique experience. Not only is this a full service optometry center, but Optik also has a wide range of new designer and vintage frames to choose from. Contemporary designs range from Ray Ban and Mykita to Blinde and Ottica Veneta. The atmosphere is designed to make patients feel comfortable, with contemporary music and fine art displayed on the walls. Customers are encouraged to take as much time as they want going through the selection of eyewear on the walls.

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Roland Optics
6523 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48301
(248) 593-9955

Roland Hills Optics is a full service optometry that practices general eye care with a specialty in custom contact lenses and laser eye correction. The Bloomfield Hills location provides one of the extensive selections in the Detroit Metro for fashion and sports frames. Some of the designers found in stock include Gucci, Prada, Versace, Tiffany, Lindberg and Oliver Peoples. If you get your prescription lenses filled here, you can also take advantage of 30 percent off your new set of frames.

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Fashion Eyeglasses
32756 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oaks, MI  48073
(248) 549-3937

The name says it all. From trendy to traditional from fun to funky, Fashion Eyeglasses has plenty of frames to choose from to fit the style you want. Lenses are available in computer lenses, transitions for the 9-to-5ers who become sun worshipers when the weekend hits, impact and scratch resistant for the clumsier eyeglass wearers, and polarized for those who want to reduce glare while enjoying their favorite outdoor activities. Match the perfect pair of lenses with frames from Coach, Silhouette or Vera Wang and you have a custom set of eyeglasses to fit your unique needs. As an added perk, this store has a two-for-one special, so if something happens to one pair, you always have a back up set of eyeglasses. Or better yet, if you are feeling fashion forward one day and traditional the next, you can switch off to match your mood. Great style at a great price; what more can you ask for?

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House of Optical
329 14 Mile Road
Clawson, MI  48017
(248) 435-3400

House of Optical offers a great selection of designer frames at 30 to 50 percent lower than you’ll find at most major chain stores. What you also get here is a guarantee: if you find a lower price on a pair of glasses at another location within 30 days of your purchase, House of Optical will refund the difference. You can’t go wrong with a deal like that. The shop also offers services that will have your glasses ready in an hour, which means you can get everything done in one visit. They’re convenient, affordable and they can make you look good. Sounds like a bargain.

Marci Savage has recently adopted Detroit as her new hometown. Besides writing for online news publications, she has been an executive director for a disability advocacy organization, a small business owner, a financial adviser, a licensed personal banker, an expert quilt teacher, a model and a published author. Her interests include fashion, politics, art, theater, storm chasing, Sci-Fi, and technology. Her expertise is on shopping and style. Her work can be found at