The Looking Glass(es) is a small family-run boutique optical store in Fort Collins Colorado. We offer a unique selection of frames made from recycled materials, vintage frames and designer frames from smaller companies. It is our constant endeavor to carry as many American-made frames as possible and support other small businesses across the country. If we don't have that perfect frame in stock, ask! Chances are we can easily get it. It’s our goal to fulfill your needs and get what you want in the style and color you love.

The primary lab we use to source the majority of our lenses, Laramy-K Optical, 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.

Our Story:

Founded with a passion to serve our local community with unique eyewear and accessories in a welcoming and fun atmosphere, Kendra started her business dreams in a small spiral bound notebook at the start of 2017. It started with a few sketches and notes, a touch of her wild imagination, and thus The Looking Glasses was born in the fall of 2018! After over a year of hard work building her new business from the ground up, Kendra welcomed her sister-in-law, Leanna, as co-owner in January of 2020 and they have ventured out to serve the Northern Colorado community together.

Both owners are full time mothers, as well as business owners, and it is not a rare occasion to see a little sidekick peeking out from the back room (or occasionally a fussy baby asking to be held!). Not only do they specialize in the art of opticianry, but are excited to allow their young children a glimpse into how to run a business, connect with their community, and learn the value of detailed hands-on craftsmanship.

Bring your prescription in and come to try on some frames! We're so excited to meet you!

Meet the owners:

Kendra Apodaca

Kendra: Profile PictureKendra Apodaca is an owner and founder of The Looking Glass(es). She has been working as an optician for over eight years and was trained by one of the few master opticians in Colorado. Kendra grew up in the optical industry as her mother, grandparents, and uncle were opticians before her. Armed with happy memories of playing in the back while her family worked and unique that comes from third generation training she is ready to tackle any of your vision needs!


Leanna Jones

Leanna: Profile PictureLeanna, co-owner, loves connecting with people and makes it her goal to bring together style, comfort and the best optics to help you fall in love with your new eyeglasses! She has a passion for spending time with each person to find their best frame and lense combination to meet and exceed their day to day activities, and enjoys explaining the detail of how your lenses work. Not only does she want you to love and feel confident in your new eyewear, but for you to understand how it works as well! When not making eyeglasses, Leanna loves baking, crocheting, spending time with friends, and enjoying the gorgeous outdoors of Colorado with her husband and two young boys!


Evelyn Fish

Evelyn: Profile PictureEvelyn is a Fort Collins native and graduate of Colorado State University. She loves helping the people in her community get the best possible vision and discover their own unique style. She’s dedicated to delivering quality products and ensuring everyone leaves with a smile on their face. Outside of work, she enjoys playing piano, reading books, and spending time with her family.


Lachelle Dugan

Lachelle: Profile PictureLachelle is a Fort Collins native who has been in the Optical Industry since 2009 and she recieved her ABOC in 2013. Lachelle geeks out about all things eyes and considers customer service to be her Love Language.


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Can't get out? Give us a call! We do house calls and deliveries to retirement communities or hospitals.