Beginning in 1998 Specs Around Town brought optical services and eyewear to clients at their home, workplace or wherever a client requested. Julie's bright blue Volkswagen beetle sporting her BUGEYZ4 license plate quickly became a distinct and conspicuous part of the Bloomington-Normal landscape. In the fall of 2001 Specs Around Town Optical Boutique opened its doors at 317 N. Center in Downtown Bloomington.
Specs Around Town features over 50 eyewear collections many exclusive and not found anywhere else in central Illinois. Our customers come from Peoria, Springfield, and Champaign IL as well as out of state and around the world - simply because the selection is unique. Specs also features jewelry, watches and accessories. Our friendly team of optical wizards (opticians) help clients select the lenses and frames best suited for their prescriptions and personal style. Our wizards have over 90 combined years of experience. Specs fills all eyeglass prescriptions and also do frame adjustments and repairs.
Tuesday thru Friday 10:00-5PM | Thursdays until 6PM | Saturdays 10:00-2PM
First Friday of the month 10:00-8PM
Personal shopping is always available by appointment
As head Optical Wizard, Julie brings a special kind of care, passion and style in helping clients. She loves hearing all compliments that clients receive from friends, family, co-workers and complete strangers!
Kelli is so excited to be a part of the Specs team. She loves learning about the optical world from her new coworkers. Kelli is a full-time teacher who has a passion for working with children. She enjoys meeting clients at Specs.
His first days at Specs were the same as Emily’s. Big hiring month! Our 4 legged Shih Tzu supervisor attracted lots of visitors weekly especially on Farmers' Market Saturdays. He was the perfect shop dog that never chewed up one frame in Specs.
This collection can be dramatic or dramatically simple. Anne et Valentin uses a variety of materials - pure titanium, acetate, stainless steel - that are selected to suit each frame's unique style - each piece blending seamlessly to enhance your face. Available in both sun and ophthalmic.
Dedicated to pure luxury, Barton Perreira’s approach to fashion redefines style and elegance. Their high-style glasses and sunglasses are beloved by the fashion elite. The designs draw from a range of influences—from Art Deco jewelry to mid-century furniture. Available in both sun and ophthalmic.
It is the originality and vivid eccentricity that is the hallmark of Boz Eyewear. Their designs include delicate laser-cut patterns and brilliant colors, some adorned with sparkling Swarovski details. Boz attracts individuals with discerning and fashion forward tastes.
The latest in doggie chic, Doggles®, UV blocking goggles for man's best friend. They're shatterproof and feature anti-fog lenses! Protecting the world . . . one dog at a time.™
There is an Eyebobs style for every personality from dignified classics to big, bold and bright. The line includes reading glasses and sun readers for those who expect cutting edge style and quality with an irreverent and slightly jaded attitude.
Designed and manufactured in Switzerland, Swissflex combine ultra-light weight, style, and comfort with a rimless experience. Pick the shape, pick the colors. The possibilities are endless! Truly Innovative and highly customizable design puts this collection in a league of it's own.
Bedazzle your wardrobe with Francis Klein frames! We love the retro, large and beautiful upswept styles. Available in a wide-range of custom colors that are hand-embellished with Swarovski crystals, colored etchings and silk inlays. These frames are loved by anyone who wants sparkle! Available in both sun and ophthalmic.
Extravagant and dynamic, yet technical and exacting, Frost Eyewear fuses form with functionality to create an expressive pair of frames manufactured with both skill and style! Available in ophthalmic.
The Götti collection is designed according to the motto - the beauty of simplicity. Whether you are interested in their lightweight titanium frames or thick and classic acetate frames, Götti eyeglasses are innovative yet refreshingly simple with clean lines and retro forms. Above all they just feel great. Available in both sun and ophthalmic.
French designer J.F. Rey specializes in classically styled frames that come in a wide variety of funky colors and patterns. Environmental elements are a source of their inspiration. Styles also include an avant-garde petite line of extremely colorful designs for adults with smaller faces.
Flexible frames and strong lenses are important for active children. All Julbo’s glasses are fun, colorful, reversible, with wrap-around styling. They provided 100% protection against UVA, UVB and UVC rays. Julbo sunnies are a great way to protect infants and toddlers eyes from damaging UV. Never too young to start!
Eyewear designers Jason and Karen Kirk create frames for people who LOVE eyewear. Unique, innovative and daring, this funky eyewear that blurs the boundary between optics and fashion. Available in both sun and ophthalmic.
Protective sports eyewear, sunglasses, and kids’ glasses/goggles specifically designed to be impact resistant. Available with prescription and built to perform without sacrificing style. Many different frames and colors from which to choose - just pick your sport!
Lindberg glasses are known around the world for their minimalist design. This Danish eyewear is the world’s lightest titanium frame - with a frame weight of less than 3 grams. They are free of screws, rivets and solderings. A simple, unobtrusive construction that never distracts attention from the face. Available in both sun and ophthalmic.
Maui Jim sunglasses feature light weight frame materials blended with patented Polarized Plus lenses that eliminate all types of glare for unmatched visual acuity, comfort, protection, and contrast. A durable sun glasses line cool enough for daily wear.
Each of his collections tells us his passion for the craftsmanship, creating and spreading the taste for handmade things, according to the rules of the past. Available in both sun and ophthalmic.
Fusing the precision of technology with detailed craftsmanship, Nina Mûr makes wooden eyewear that is exceptionally light, highly ergonomic and undeniably stylish. Available in both sun and ophthalmic.
Plein Les Mirettes feature bright colours, a variety of flattering frame shapes and a focus on quality. Available in ophthalmic.
Hand made vintage inspired eyewear made in Canada. Simple. Beautiful. Edgy. Available in ophthalmic.
Theo eyewear, made in Belgium, pushes the envelope of eyeglass design to the funky edge - and just over. These titanium and acetate frames swim in a rainbow sea of yummy colors such as blues, green and hot red. Theo frames are evidence the Belgians don't just make good waffles. Available in both sun and ophthalmic.
Every Veronika Wildgruber frame shape seems to derive from a peculiar history. Daring material combinations alongside delicate colour tint transitions - this collection is like a piece of mini sculpture.
Volte-face (vôlt-fäs') or about-face is completely handcrafted in France as if it were jewelry. The colorful acetate, titanium and composite stylings and delicate detailed, fluid lines are embraced by people who have a true sense of themselves.
Wissing eyewear will bring out your most colorful side with its chromatic collection of bold eyewear! The German made Wissing trademark is the variety of colors and forms the multilayering of materials gives in the unlimited possibilities of frame design. If you're creative this collection should belong to you.
“Quality” is Sabine’s favourite word and thanks to her optical knowledge and her designer skills, she has created her very own brand name Sabine Be. Her collection, handmade in France, is unique and distinctive, sought after by demanding faces and atypical souls alike.
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