Serving Utah since 1984, the Spectacle has provided Quality Fashion Eyewear to the Salt Lake Valley for over 38 years.

Every pair of eyeglasses found at the Spectacle has been specifically chosen for comfort, style and wear-ability.

Quality Fashion Eyewear

the Spectacle is a true Utah Local Family Owned and Operated business.

Only the Spectacle has eyewear by Tom Ford, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Kawasaki, and the meticulously engineered icBerlin Frames from Germany.

the Spectacle also carries fashion lines by Oliver Peoples, Persol and Maui Jim, to name a few.

At the Spectacle you can be confident that you’ll get fashionable eyewear that fits and suits you, not the salesperson.

What Makes the Spectacle Unique

Rare, Quality Frames

the Spectacle is the only place you’ll find meticulously crafted frames like the Swissflex 2.5 Eyephorics for a light, stylish frame.

Competitive Comfort

the Spectacle is home to the thinnest and lightest lens materials available for a comfortable eyewear experience.

A Century of Experience

The licensed opticians at the Spectacle have over 100 years of combined experience creating quality eyewear so you can enjoy the world in front of your eyes.

Custom Eyewear

We can cut lenses to almost ANY shape! Bring a drawing. We can work out a design together.

Here’s how it works
Bring your eyeglass prescription

Step 1

We will help you pick a frame that looks and feels great and suits your needs.

Step 2

We will order your prescription lenses and fit them into your new eyewear in our on-site lab.

Step 3

We will adjust your new eyeglasses to fit your face for proper lens use and comfort.

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About the Spectacle

the Spectacle has been serving Salt Lake City and the Inter-Mountain West since 1985. Our certified and licensed opticians specialize in Custom Eyewear, rimless eyeglasses, and progressive lenses using the thinnest and lightest lens materials available. Recent technological advances, like Digital Lens Surfacing, have changed the old rules in eyewear manufacture  What could not have been done only a few years ago is now possible.

Come by for a complimentary evaluation of your needs. 


A fresh set of eyes helps us make quality eyewear you’ll love

John Cottam

Licensed Optician Making eyeglasses since 1964

As a boy, John Cottam (proprietor of the Spectacle) found himself hunched over a flickering candle one day trying to adjust his eyeglasses for a better fit. “Glasses shouldn’t have to be uncomfortable,” he remembers thinking.

Travis Cottam

Certified Optician Making eyeglasses since 1987

Travis began his optical career in Las Vegas at a well known “One Hour” optical chain store. He was quickly promoted to Lead Laboratory Technician while still in high school!