Nearly 75 percent of adults need some kind of corrective help with their eyesight, according to the Vision Council of America. We say, if you gotta wear glasses, make 'em look good. Portland is good at designing many things—ceramics, wedding gowns, cocktails, to name a few—but we also have some stellar eyewear brands making the name "Four Eyes" a good thing.
Not only does this chic eyewear company donate 100 percent of its profits (yes, all of it) to The Pixie Project to improve animal welfare through rescue, vet care, and education, all their stylish frames are designed by founder and tile icon Ann Sacks. fetcheyewear.com
Sound it out—the name says it all for this local wholesaler found all over North America. For every pair you buy, the company donates a pair to one of the 153 million people the World Health Organization says lack access to see properly. Check out their limited edition collections (like one for Pride!) on their site. 141eyewear.com
Reynolds Optical Co
Picture it: Portland, 1910. Where are the suited fellas and big dressed ladies getting their eyewear needs met? Downtown at Reynolds Optical Co. 111 years later, Portlanders still count on this stalwart to both take care of our peepers and provide us chic frames from their in-house line, appropriately called INHouse. reynoldsoptical.co
Known for its jazzy specs in bold octagon shapes, big cat eyes with asymmetrical leopard print, and flashy striped numbers, this is a go-to for when you want your glasses to say something before you've even opened your mouth. seeeyewear.com
Once the king of the madrone wood sunglasses, this twelve-year-old company now boasts materials aplenty, with both classically cool prescription glasses and sunnies in wood, acetate, and titanium. shwoodshop.com