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Sunglasses in River North

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Sunglasses FAQs

What are the benefits of photochromic sunglasses?

Photochromic lenses (with or without prescription) adjust to brightness. They darken as you step outside on a sunny day and get lighter when you go indoors. This means that you can wear the same glasses everywhere without having to switch from regular glasses to sunglasses.

Are sunglass lens coatings worth it?

While sunglasses provide plenty of protection for your eyes, lens coatings add even more benefits. You can choose anti-reflective coatings to cut down on glare and make driving safer. Tinted sunglasses can help you see colors and detail more distinctly. Scratch-resistant coatings help prevent damage so you can enjoy your shades for longer.

Is it OK to wear sunglasses with contacts?

Unless your contact lenses provide 100% UV protection — most don’t — always remember to don your sunglasses before heading outdoors. Sunglasses with 100% UV protection screen out harmful rays and winds that tend to dry out your eyes more quickly. This is good news for contact lens wearers who run the risk of developing dry eye symptoms.

How to tell if sunglasses have UV protection?

To make sure that your sunglasses block 100% of UVA and UVB rays, make sure to purchase your shades from a licensed optometrist.


Find Your Perfect Sunglasses

Whether you’re lounging by the beach or driving through town, our designer sunglasses will bring the perfect fit and quality feel to whatever you have planned for the day.

Want to customize your shades? Ask us about tinted lenses, polarized, photochromic lenses, and so much more!

Know your options! Tinted lenses, polarized lenses, photochromic lenses that turn dark in the sun, and more!

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How Do I Choose the Right Sunglasses?

To select your perfect sunglasses, consider the following:

  • Frames

    You want your sunglasses to last, so choose durable, high-quality frames. Whether you choose plastic, acetate, aluminum, stainless steel or even wooden frames, make sure that the frames fit well, look good, and are comfortable to wear.

  • Lenses

    Lenses correct your vision, protect your eyes and enhance your style. Always choose lenses that screen out 100% of UV rays. You can also choose special features like anti-glare, polarized shades or tints. To prevent damage, select durable lenses.

  • Shape

    Sunglass shapes not only express your unique style; they provide a protective barrier against the elements. Wrap-around sunglasses shield your eyes from wind and flying debris. The right frames also complement your face and help you bring your best features forward.

  • Prescription

    Once you’ve undergone an eye exam, you can purchase sunglasses with the same prescription as your regular glasses. Wearing prescription sunglasses allows you to enjoy the outdoors while protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays.


Enjoy the best in fashion and eye care with our selection of high-quality sunglasses.

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Need prescription glasses? We provide:

  • A comprehensive eye exam
  • Consultation and selection
  • Prescription sunglasses fitting

Contact us or come by Wear Eyewear - Chicago in River North today!

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Some popular brands we carry

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*Brands may vary. See store for full details.


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- Jun. 04, 2024
Highly recommend!
- May. 09, 2024
Dr. Natalie and the team at Wear are the best. I was a patient here for several years before moving ... and trying a few different optometrists in the following years. I finally came back to Wear and was reminded how personal and friendly they treat all their patients and how awesome, knowledgable and understanding Dr. Natalie is. Best in the city!
- May. 07, 2024
Friendly, joyful staff and my doctor was thorough with my eye examination. Nothing more to ask for.... Thank you!
- Mar. 03, 2024
I had a really good experience with Wear Eyewear in River North. They carry ic Berlin and were able... to order the frames I wanted but that they didn't stock. Their service was great - they helped me hone in my prescription after I wasn't satisfied with my original prescription from a different company. They weren't pushy on the sales side, which I appreciate. Highly recommended!
- Jan. 13, 2024
Fast, efficient, and simple ordering process from start to finish. Luxurious office and welcoming on... e-to-one atmosphere. Friendly staff! I'll be back here for my next pair when I learn more about the eyewear community and industry.
- Dec. 06, 2023
Wear Eyewear- Chicago location. I’ve been a patient of the fabulous team at Wear EyeWear Chicago ... for over a year now, and I am extremely happy with the care I get there. To start, the space is a boutique business, so if you like personalized care unlike what the chain stores offer then this is your spot . I liked that fact that I got the expertise of an experienced optometrist , and experienced opticians. Dr. Natalie Wozny is the best. She is warm and inviting. I was really shocked that in the brief time we talk last year, she remembered our last conversation on my most recent visit this year. My vision after she examined me is much clearer and crisper. I didn’t know how blind I was, until she cleaned my prescription up; and I mean cleaned it up. Thank You Dr Wozny.👀😊❤️ After my eye exam. I got to work with Joe Winjum who is an involved owner. He help find me the best pair of glasses. I mean when It comes to glasses, I’m a picky person; then again we all are. But I was impressed with his ability to get me out of my comfort zone, and changing my view on what kind of glasses fit my face. I’m extremely happy with my purchases. Thank you Thank you Joe😊 Finally, Nicole is awesome, she’s always very professional and welcoming. I remember her nods when the glasses are a win. Thank you Thank you Nicole If you want expertise, experience and personalized care- Wear eyewear Chicago or Orland Park are your place to go.
- Oct. 28, 2023
Great experience. I was seen promptly by Dr. Natalie Wozny, she answered all my questions and gave m... e different options, without making my visit few rushed. Front office was also great, they have a wide selection of frames and gave me feedback while picking out the prefect pair of glasses 🙂
- Mar. 24, 2023
Very good office staff to work with. They are very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you for you... r outstanding service.
- Dec. 12, 2022
Great selection of eyewear & great customer service!!
- Apr. 21, 2022
Super nice people! Clean store. Right off the Chicago Brown Line. They expertly fixed my glasses! Th... anks, Wear!
- Sep. 08, 2021
Dr. Jones is the best eye doctor I have ever had, and I've seen many over my lifetime. His exams are... always thorough, he has the latest diagnostic equipment, he's passionate about his profession and compassionate with his patients. I feel confident in his diagnoses and appreciate his pragmatic approach to treating all my eye woes. He also does an exceptional job fitting contact lenses. Highly recommend!!
- Mar. 05, 2021
INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED with friendly, very professional and knowledgeable eye care. I get al... l my glasses from Wear Eyewear! They have such a great variety of high-end frames. But the people at Wear Eyewear is what makes this store amazing. I received outstanding customer service from Joe in Chicago! Joe & Maria both were so wonderful with helping me find the perfect pair of glasses and making adjustments when it wasn't quite right. Of course it all starts with a fantastic doctor! Natalie Wozny Glebiv, O.D. took her time with me, which resulted in the most comprehensive eye exam with a nice sharp prescription. Thanks to all at Wear Eyewear!
- Dec. 21, 2020
I am so grateful that I have Dr. Jones for an eye doctor. His patience and ability to explain the s... ituation is superb. The communication between Dr. Jones and his staff is what makes their services rise above and beyond!! Thank you all for everything you do for your patients. It is extremely admirable.
- Jul. 15, 2020
This place was amazing. I saw Dr. Natalie Wozny and she was wonderful. The front desk staff was also... so kind. Such a smooth great experience. Happy I made the switch to Wear Eyewear!
- Jan. 22, 2020
I could not recommend this optometrist enough. I truly hated my last eye doctor and dreaded going, b... ut I will be coming back here as long as I live in Chicago. Easy, painless, helpful, smart... the list goes on.
- Nov. 07, 2019
Great customer service from the staff, bedside manner from the doctor, great selection of eyewear. I... ’m happy I found my new “eye home.”
- Jul. 30, 2019
Stopped in for a quick chat about my sunglasses. Nate took good care of me and even cleaned my glass... es for me. Will return
- Jun. 04, 2018
I wasn't believing in the reviews I read, because it were were TOO amazing for being true. However, ... after I visited the place, I can confirm that it is all all true! Dr. Jones is super patient and professional. He also explained all the information during the exam with lots of details. The appointment was on-time and very quick. They also have nice eyeglasses options. Will be back for sure.
- May. 14, 2018
I have nothing but great things to say about Wear Eyewear. I moved here from Texas, needing a new ey... e doctor, and I've been going here for the last two years. The appointments are always on-time and very quick. They are very helpful with questions and I've even called the receptionist to help me with insurance questions and a time when I ran out of contacts! Love this place.
- May. 12, 2018
Dr. Wozny was great! My appointment only took about half an hour, and they have a cool camera to loo... k at the back of your eye so they didn't have to do dilation. Even though I had not had an eye appointment in two years and my prescription might have changed, they did not try to upsell me on new, expensive frames and offered a trial for some new contacts. Dr. Wozny was also very thorough and explained everything she was doing, and answered all my questions.

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Sunglasses in River North

Our optometry practice in River North

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • EyeMed
  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare

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