I've worn glasses since I went to my first skating rink party so I know my way around the land of optical shops. Looking for a frame yourself? See your way to these shops and improve your outlook.
Wonderful selection of international lines including some of the best like Theo and Dita. Hate making decisions? They'll gladly tell you what works.
One of the few shops that sell both new and used frames. Eyes has a nice selection of independent makers and offers KEXP members a discount.
The staff at this roomy, low-key store will let you look independently or tell you just what to wear (depending on your tempermant). Look for Mikli and lafont.
Cool before Seattle was, Colaizzo offers high-end, well-designed frames from makers around the world. Knowledgeable staff make this a go to for lovers of fashion eyewear.
I have a bit of a thing for glasses so I've been known to have frames custom made overseas. I bring them here to get perfect lenses made. They also have a tremendous in-house line.
Trying to save some coin? Get your exam elsewhere then check out the "look more expensive than they are" Ray Bans.