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The idea that only geeks wear glasses has not been true in a long, long time, as evidenced by all the colorful, quirky, and downright cool frames here. Though it’s not much to see from the outside, venture in and you’ll find modern glasses by independent makers like Krewe du Optic, Dolabany, and Victory, plus an entire room of vintage frames—and a photobooth for checking yourself out while wearing them.

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I get comments on my eyeglasses all the time, and I tell people, “Smith’s.” The place is just great. Located by Houston Community College in Midtown, Smith’s offers a unique and off-the-beaten path eyewear experience. They have three rooms of vintage, vintage modern and modern eyewear. It’s an independent business that I really appreciate.

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