Look + See Vision’s Fashion Eyewear Collection
You want healthy eyes and top-notch vision, but be honest – you want to look good, too! As Austin’s Bouldin Creek’s first eyewear shop, Look + See Vision Care & Optometry prides itself on a carefully selected modern gallery of both handcrafted artisan eyewear and affordable style for the entire family.
While we offer a great selection of well known luxury brands, we are proud that most of our carefully selected designer frames are handmade by independent fashion eyewear companies from all around the world. At L+S, we pair your frames with the highest quality lenses from companies who excel in lens design. L+S’s goal is to be the top provider of quality eyeglasses in Austin!
The Unique Eyewear Brands We Proudly Offer:
Who doesn’t love Ray Bans? As the originator of the wayfarer and aviator, Ray Bans has maintained popularity over a span of decades due to the timelessness of its designs. Ray-Ban transformed sunglasses from functional to fashionable and transformed the industry forever. Be a part of the pop culture phenomenon!
Handmade in USA. We love OGI’s use of color and the delivery of style with bold, wearable appeal. Offering a perfect combination of fashion, new technology, and affordability – this collection offers something for everyone. The Seraphin collection by OGI reflects the timeless shapes of previous eras with a striking modern edge.
Handmade in Denmark. Distinctively Danish, this collection embodies high quality and pure style. These unique frames are accented with striking designs, innovative materials, and vibrant colors. We love the modern and colorful eyewear from Prodesign!
We are so excited to be the first retailers of Brooklyn Spectacles designer frames in in Austin, TX. In addition to traditional plastic frames, this collection features faux wood plastic frames that combine the novelty of wooden eyewear with trusted the durability and adjustability of synthetic material. They make some extremely durable kids frames as well, which we absolutely adore!
Handmade in Germany. MYKITA is engineered in Berlin and represents high-tech design, featuring patented screwless hinges, high quality stainless steel, and sleek modern lines. These handmade designer frames are durable yet extremely lightweight– you may even forget you are wearing them! It’s certainly no surprise that many celebrities like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie choose to wear MYKITA. We’re certain that if you try these frames on, you will too!
Handmade in Japan. SALT. is an independent lifestyle company known for premium, handcrafted fashion eyewear. Their tagline “Simple Things Made Well” highlights the stake they have in value, form, and function over mass produced items. We absolutely love SALT for the way they fit and the clean, classic designs. SALT is just the perfect pick for those with an eye for timeless designs and an attention to detail.
Handmade in France. The Lafont collection celebrates Parisian elegance, discreet luxury, and only uses the finest quality materials. Lafont origins trace back to an optical shop in Paris in 1923, and since then has developed into a world renowned brand known for innovative shapes and colors, elegant details, and superb craftsmanship. Lafont is perfect for anyone who embraces high quality and a fashion forward mentality.
Do you cycle, hike, fish, golf, play tennis, ride motorcycles, do triathlons, or need shooting glasses? Described as “Technically Cool,” Rudy Project’s sport sunglasses are designed to provide total comfort, high performance, and cool styling. Rudy Project is the tried and true choice of thousands of professional athletes. Visit us to today to try them for yourself and see why Rudy Project rocks!
Manufactured by Europa, a wonderful independent eyewear company that supports independent optometry, the Scott Harris collection offers endless possibilities. From casual to professional, edgy or refined, there is a Scott Harris style that is a perfect reflection of you. The collection combines high fashion and exceptional comfort at a great price.
Founded in Soho, New York, Modo has risen to design and distribute contemporary lifestyle brands that remain on the edge of innovation . Modo does style with a cause with it’s initiative “Buy a frame, give a frame.” When you purchase a pair of glasses from Modo, you also provide a free pair to someone in need. This brand is perfect if you’re looking for a purchase that offers both style and purpose.
The Eco Brand, like Modo, supports a cause with the “One frame, one tree” model. So if you’re looking to support the environment, sporting a pair of these Eco frames is a fashionable way of accomplishing this! Additionally, Eco glasses are made of 95% recycled content and 63% biobased materials. The pillars of Eco: “Feel good,” “Look good,” and “Do good.”
Article One donates $2 from each pair of eyewear sold to Helen Keller International to increase Vitamin A supplements for children in developing countries. Article One is proud to produce a quality product to support a cause and, at Look + See, we’re proud to be the only retailers in Austin to carry the brand!
With a core style rooted in California, Oliver Peoples strives to create frames that will satisfy their customers’ demand for a superior product. Their glasses feature a vintage look in all the classic shapes to truly frame any face.
With a focus on technology, dexterity, and happiness, GLCO produces high quality and well crafted handmade eyewear. At Look + See Vision, we are the only retailer to carry the Garrett Leigh California Optical Collection in Austin, TX.
We are eager for the opportunity to help you find the perfect eyewear for your uniques lifestyle and needs!
Why We Love Independent Eyewear
At Look + See Vision Care, we pride ourselves on having the majority of our glasses represented by independent eyewear companies. As a small, locally owned optometrist practice in South Austin’s 78704, we love being surrounded by other local mom and pop shops, as well as supporting other independent companies!
When you buy glasses from an independent eyewear company:
- You’re solely paying for the product and not the brand.
- Smaller brands must utilize quality and creativity to stand out, without relying on the name brand.
- Your purchase supports independent companies instead of large, publicly traded companies.
You may be aware (thanks to a certain 60 Minutes special) that one company – Luxottica, owns a large majority of the most well-known eyewear brands. By relying on the popularity of the brands it licenses (Prada, Versace, Oakley, Chanel, and many others), they are able to push products on consumers who identify with the lifestyle associated with the brands. In reality, all of the brands are made in-house by Luxottica and sold at Luxottica storefronts (Lenscrafters, Sunglass Hut) – so they are able to put a high sticker price on the product.
Product Quality & Authenticity
Independent labels have a different model. With no licensing costs or brand markups, they rely on the quality of the frames and the uniqueness of design to drive sales. This drives product quality and authenticity to levels unreachable by any corporation bent on maximizing shareholder profits.
Don’t use glasses as an accessory to hide who you are – but rather as an opportunity to highlight your unique personality and features. Do you want to look the same as everyone else? If so, shopping at chains and other online retailers carrying similar shapes, silhouettes, and colors may be your best bet. However, you won’t find our frame lines just anywhere, and they are made using premium, hardwearing materials that are comfortable, durable, and fashionable.
We absolutely love the independent eyewear lines that we carry, and we are always in search for new, unique lines. We love discovering eyewear brands that have a story – an authentic and genuine narrative. Next time you’re shopping for a new pair of glasses, let this South Austin optometrist help you discover the benefits of buying from an independent label.
We will be highlighting our favorite independent eyewear lines in posts to come, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, learn more about our eyewear brands here .
Phone: (512) 774-6002
Fax: (512) 774 -5975
2007 S 1st St Suite 104
Austin, TX 78704
We are located on South 1st Street across from Polvo's and next to Once Over Coffee. Feel free to give us a call if you need directions!
Saturdays & Sundays Closed