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Fort Collins' sustainable, pay-it-forward, eco-friendly optical shop.

The Looking Glass(es) LLC is a local, family-owned boutique optical shop. We carry unique, stylish frames and hats that you need! Bring in your prescription and we will make you the best pair of glasses you have ever owned!

Service with a Mission

We are on a mission to improve the Fort Collins community! See your world with confidence and pay it forward! Many of the frames in our lineup are backed by more than a corporation: some of the companies in our lineup are family-owned-and-operated, others donate to charities. Join the cause with us, supporting small business, and sport stylish, classy eyeglasses all at once!

The lab that supplies our lenses is independently branded and also a family-owned-and-operated business. With expertise from years of experience, they carefully craft lenses and will do expert work with high prescriptions. Don't waste your hard-earned American dollars on corporate giants.

Top-Notch Repair

We have experienced opticians in our lab, so we also offer a second-to-none eyeglasses repair service. Very few breakages are too far gone. Bring your broken glasses in and have them repaired. We do eyeglass fame welding, temple replacement, nose-pad replacement, lense reshaping, and more. We can even put your new prescription into your old frames, if you wish.

Vintage Frames

After being in the optical business for three generations, our family has acquired a large selection of unique vintage frames (major cool factor!). Every piece is unique and some are still new after 40+ years! We have frames from almost every decade in the past century. Cat-eye, gold-filled, and horned-rimmed are just the tip of the iceberg.


Nothing goes better with a new pair of eyeglasses than a nice hat! It's like the cheese is to crackers or good wine. Eyeglasses + Hats = Smiles.

The Looking Glass(es) is opening with a small collection of fine designer hats with dreams (and possibly disillusions of grandeur) to expand. Fort Collins first mini-Haberdashery!

Kentucky derby hats are available on special order. In addition to being fabulously stylish, hats also provide the ideal UV protection for your eyes and face. If your size or color preference is not on our floor we will special order the perfect hat for you.