The eyewear shopping experience will never be the same again in the Willamette Valley | Glance Optics & Eyewear



Forget everything you know about shopping for eyewear at your doctor’s office. Ditch the white lab coats, the medical charts, and the bad waiting room furniture. You’re about to shop for your next pair of glasses in a whole new way!

Glance was born in 2002 with the mission of bringing to you the best frames and lenses options available in the industry via our Salem and Lake Oswego, Oregon stores. It’s easy, just bring your prescription to us; if you don’t have it, we’ll help you get it from your doctor. Then, it’s our turn to guide you through the entire Glance Experience. We’ll help you find the right frame, select the right lenses, and marry the two to produce signature eyewear that you will love for years. Because we don’t have an in-house doctor, we aren’t bound by restrictions imposed by insurance companies. We get to do what we do best, and that’s focusing on finding you the very best eyewear! We make your lenses using the newest digital technology in one of our hand-selected labs and finish them on site to fit the frame you’ve chosen. Our opticians are American Board of Opticianry certified and are trained in both frame selection and lens technology.

Come see for yourself, step into Glance. You’ll experience a mixture of wood and glass, clean and elegant displays of European eyewear, free of distractions, and a place where the focus is on you. After a warm greeting, enjoy a cup of Nespresso, or bottled water. We want you to feel at home at Glance.

We believe your eyewear is the most important accessory you’ll ever wear. Whether you’ve come in to update your look or upgrade your lenses, you’ll have a wide variety of frames and lenses to choose from. We carry brands from Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the United States, and many other parts of the world. We’ve toured frame factories in Germany and Italy to observe the construction and hand finishing of frames. We’ve seen the raw product, the hand-crafting, watched as frames were being hand-painted, and assembled by hand. We’ve sat with designers and talked about ways to meet the needs of our clients. What does this all mean? It means that we’re picky and that we only buy the best eyewear to carry in our stores. We value quality, as well as style, whether you’re looking at $150 frames or $600 frames, you’ll know that both have met our highest quality standards. Check out our Brands page to see the many lines of eyewear we carry.

At the foundation of every pair of glasses are your corrective lenses. While we start with the aesthetic side of frame selection, lens selection is hugely important. No one goes to the knee doctor and says “Give me the cheapest job available.” The same holds true with lenses. As we say so often, “Not all lenses are created equal.” As with most things, you get what you pay for. This is why we’ll help you get the best clarity and lens performance within your budget. We’ve toured lens labs and dove deep into lens design to understand how to meet our clients’ needs. Whether you stare at computer screens all day, play in a symphony orchestra, or are an educator, we work with you to find the best lens design for your lifestyle.

Training is never-ending for Glance opticians. To us ‘knowledge is power’. Our recommendations are born out of an understanding of frame & lens construction and materials so we can help you make the best choice in your eyewear. The Glance Experience wasn’t born by accident. It was created out of our desire to provide an alternative to inferior eyewear, to push against the status quo, to bring style to the experience, and to rewrite those bad experiences that poor eyewear created in your life. Let us help you rewrite your eyewear history by providing you with fashionable, quality eyewear that fits your unique personality and face shape in an atmosphere that is warm and inviting, by experienced opticians who take the time to listen to you and provide honest feedback about color, shape, and style.

To us, every person who walks into Glance is considered family. Great eyewear transcends occupation. When you’re ready for your own Glance Experience, we will be here.

“A healthy spirit comes from within. Great eyewear lets it out to play.”