SPECTACLES OF UNION SQUARE, SAN FRANCISCO
Spectacles, located on San Francisco’s historic Maiden Lane since 1972, has always been more concerned with precision and accuracy than the latest fads and gimmicks. Three generations ago, in 1932, the owners family opened their first wholesale lab in Detroit. Sisters Isabel and Rae were two of the first females in the optical industry. The family has continued to run prescription labs and manufacture eyeglass frames ever since. Owner Kevin Hershey studied under master optician Horst Goos until he took over the lab in 1996. For over 70 years their main concern has always been quality over quantity.
Spectacles in-house lab specializes in custom rimless mountings and uses tried and true products such as Varilux and Carl Zeiss lenses. At Spectacles you can find everything from Cartier to unused vintage eyewear.