Cambridge's 3 top spots to spend big on eyewear

Eye Q Optical | Photo: Diane L./Yelp

Looking for the best eyewear and opticians around town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end eyewear and optician sources in Cambridge, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. General Optical

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Topping the list is General Optical. Located at 2038 Massachusetts Ave. in North Cambridge, the optometrist, eyewear and optician spot is the highest-rated high-end eyewear and optician shop in Cambridge, boasting 4.5 stars out of 54 reviews on Yelp. 

The site has lots more information about General Optical.

"General Optical has been serving the Cambridge area since 1979," the business says in the history section of its Yelp profile. "More than 35 years later, a family atmosphere, customer service, attention to detail, and high-quality eye care and eyewear are still the benchmarks of our philosophy."

"For more than 35 years, General Optical has been providing personalized service and the highest quality eyewear and eyecare to the Cambridge community," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "We are a total eye care store, offering you comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, laser vision co-management, high-quality frames, and more."

2. Eye Q Optical

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Next up is West Cambridge's Eye Q Optical, situated at 12 Eliot St. With four stars out of 118 reviews on Yelp, the eyewear, optician and optometrist spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.

"With 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Luria has built Eye Q Optical from humble beginnings in 1999 to a trend-setting optical boutique," the business explains in the bio section of its Yelp profile. "The hallmark of Eye Q is their fashion-forward, unique but wearable, signature frame designs."

Concerning signature items, "We specialize in unique frame styles - we design most of what we sell - and the ability to find that perfect pair," it writes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. "We provide thorough eye exams with a focus on contact lenses."

3. Parrelli Optical

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North Cambridge's Parrelli Optical, located at 1 Porter Square, Porter Square Galleria, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy optometrist, eyewear and optician spot four stars out of 70 reviews. 

"Parrelli Optical was founded 40 years ago with one key goal: to provide the highest quality, healthiest vision-correction products and services to all patients in the Boston , MA area," per the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "This goal was born of founder John Parrelli's keen interest in optics and his love of pioneering new ways to solve optical issues."

Interested so far?

As to what the business is known for, "Parrelli Optical specializes in all types of spectacle fitting," it states on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "Our opticians are experts in designing ultra-thin, comfortable eyewear for the individual patient."

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