2000 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201


When you think “eyeglasses Evanston” it’s fairly certain you’ll think of Spex! With two stores located in the Evanston community, Spex is sure to have a convenient location near you. Our mission is straightforward: “Discover your Spex appeal.”

We are passionate and committed in providing a superior standard of optical care and exceptional eyewear collections for all age groups: Lafont, l.a.Eyeworks, David Yurman, Lindberg, Seraphin, Ray-Ban, Maui Jim—and so many more. While collections change from season to season, our attentive customer service and premier optical knowledge completes the Spex experience.

The medical side of Spex continues to grow in scope and expertise; our SpexWellness Exam, an exam far more encompassing than a standard eye exam and made possible through adoption of the latest eyecare technology, sets us apart from other optical retailers.

Our team of experienced optometrists are certified by the National Board of Examiners of Optometry and licensed through the state of Illinois. Most major medical and routine vision insurances are accepted. The Spex experience helped us secure ‘best eyewear—2014’ in the Chicago READER’s “best of Chicago” annual poll.