Shop The Collection Tuesday through Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12pm-5pm
A collaboration of artistry and passion.
Founded in 2009 Glam Optique is a full service optical boutique providing the utmost quality of care for all of your vision needs. We specialize in bringing innovative eyewear designs and precise lens technology together through a vast and unique collection of bespoke and designer eyewear finished with the highest quality ophthalmic lenses digitally sculpted to your personalized prescription.
Browse our Optical Gallery in the Arboretum of South Barrington at 100 West Higgins Road Suite E30 Monday through Thursday from 10am to 7pm, Friday from 10am to 6pm, Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.
Need an eye exam? Call 847.836.0108. No appointment? No problem, walk ins accepted Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Innovative designs, precise technolgy.
The frequent use of digital mobile devices is challenging on the human eye. In addition to reading devices at close range for several hours a day, the switching back and forth between near and far vision has increased considerably. This can lead to digital eye strain symptoms such as blurred vision, tired or dry eyes and neck strain.
Digital lenses are designed for patients who use their mobile phones and tablets throughout the day. They provide a wide, clear distance zone and comfortable near zone for stress free viewing of digital screens. Designed for all day wear digital lenses are ideal for any patient.
A penchant for perfection.
Apis Horn, Bananna Republic, Boss, Boucheron, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Carrera, Coach, Coppe Sid, Dior, Dolabany, Dolce & Gabanna, D&G, Ermenegildo Zenga, eyeOs, Francis Klein, Frost, Glam Optique Signature Series, Gold & Wood, Gucci, Gunnar, iGreen, Jhane Barnes, Jimmy Choo, Kata, Kate Sapde, Katsu, Kazuo Kawasaki, Kenneth Cole, Liberty Sport, Lightec, Louis Luso, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Markus T, Maui Jim, Menizzi, Michael Ryen, Miyagi, OGA, Penguin, Plume Paris, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren, Ray Ban, Roberto Cavalli, Safilo Elasta, Scott Harris Vintage . Tag Heuer, Tods & Vera Wang.
The Limited Collection
Bvlgari, Evatik, Fysh, Kliik, Koali, La Matta, Lunor, Oxydo, Paul Vosheront, Police, Prada & Ted Baker.
The best reading glasses, bar none.
Crafted utilizing Mazzucchelli Zyl, produced from cotton and colored with all natural pigments derived from vegetable extracts and minerals. Every eyeOs frame is fitted with Hex-O-Tech lenses, which feature advanced optical design and coatings for increased comfort, acuity and convenience in quality reading eyewear. Hex-O-Tech single vision lenses reduce distortion due to their aspheric shape, while Hex-O-Tech dual vision is photochromic for comfort when reading indoors or outdoors.
All eyeOs lenses help to reduce eye fatigue by providing electromagnetic interference protection from electronics and computer screens. In addition all eyeOs lenses have a superior anti-reflective coating, scratch resistant lenses, anti-smudge treatment and UV 400 protection.
Gunnar offers the only patented computer lens technology solution recommended by doctors to protect and enhance your vision.
Our custom and complete solution addresses and alleviates all common issues associated with digital eye strain, effects of artificial blue light, visual stress and fatigue. As the world leader in computer eyewear Gunnar pioneered an advanced lens material that offers distortion free, ultra-light ergonomic properties not found in inferior lens material.
Our proprietary lens design aids natural focusing to provide sharper clearer vision resulting in less strain on ciliary muscles and frame your face to reduce effects of dry eye. In addition custom tints and premium coatings block high energy artificial blue light, UV and glare to protect your vision. The result is improved clarity, focus and performance designed to meet demanding visual needs of our generation.
Prescription Rx eyeglasses are available for anyone that requires corrective lenses.
Created on the Hawaiian Islands to make the colors shine Maui Jim sunglasses feature patented PolarizedPlus2 lens technology for brilliant color so every detail is crisper, cleaner and without glare or harmful UV.
Maui Jim got its start in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii. Seeing a need in the market for technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV, while bringing the brilliant colors of the island to life we engineered the revolutionary PolarizedPlus2 lens. Incorporated into seven new sunglass styles our Classic Collection was introduced. We now offer over 125 styles of sunglasses, 100% of which are polarized and protect from 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
Gold & Wood's workmanship is invested in materials as noble and natural as fine-wood and authentic buffalo horn, an art that many envy and some try to imitate, but none has succeeded in matching.
Entirely handcrafted with traditional artistry in our own workshops they are the result of the talent and dexterity of seasoned craftsmen. Apart from this skill their workmanship is inspected at each stage in the production process from shape cutting and varnish sanding through polishing that shows the material in all its splendor.
The craftsmanship combines delicacy and strength in perfect balance when fine-word and horn are brought together with quality metal work. The metal working is made from high quality alloys that are carefully machined according to a design and developed to create the most harmonious of frames.
Hand crafted in Germany from buffalo horn Apis Horn brings unique styles to an ever evolving market of custom crafted eyewear.
Each individual piece is hand crafted from high quality horn, hand polished and hand inspected to ensure their timeless designs will endure well into the future. To further enhance the individuality of your piece Apis Horn offers custom engraving on all of their eyewear designs.
Apis Horn designs are carried exclusively in hand selected, high end optical boutiques to guarantee no compromises in the quality of care are ever made to your handcrafted and individualized piece.
The freedom to invent themselves.
A frame of Frost is many things in one, cosmopolitan, extrovert, optimistic and above all fashion trends. The associations which the unique design awakens should be consciously and freely interpretable. One thing a Frost frame is always though, a statement by itself.
Frost creates masterfully a split between dare and reliability in this moving time.
A powerful combination of integrated design, superior materials, ergonomic engineering and 100% made in France development and production delivers eyewear that remains unrivaled in performance and patented innovation.
Designed and manufactured in its workshop in the French Jura Tag Heuer's pioneering eyewear lines are world renowned for their advanced design, innovative materials and ergonomic engineering. Like its watchmaking counterpart Tag Heuer's eyewear draws upon an active engagement in the world of sports for inspiration.
Award winning, contemporary, distinctive, brilliant.
Award winning industrial designer Kazuo Kawasaki has approached his signature collection with an artist's mind for creative design and a mathematician's mind for precision.
Each elegantly designed piece in the series is fully customizable through a vast array of color choices, sizes, lens patterns and additional design features. Personal your creation further with lens inking and custom cut sun clips.
iGreen is a unique product line which combines style and technology in an unprecedented collection. The new and revolutionary polymer at its core gives it flexibility, lightness and resistance which have never before been seen, offering sensational comfort. iGreen means style and is distinctively trendy and vibrant.
The Chamaleo-ICG system and the interchangeable temples let you customize your glasses, playing with the colors and making them a truly personal accessory which is refined and elegant.
Ermenegildo Zegna’s dream was to make the most beautiful fabrics in the world. In 1910 he built a factory in his birthplace of Trivero in the Alps of Northern Italy. The dream became a reality. The company thrived. Soon his fabrics were sought after all over Italy. A thriving company was not enough and his vision for beauty was not limited to fabric.
The next generation took the helm of the family business. By the 1960s Ermenegildo Zegna had consolidated as a go to brand not just for fabric, but also for suiting. After clothes came stores. Zegna opened its first boutique in the US on Fifth Avenue in New York City in 1990. Over the 90’s the company’s bond with the US grew.
Zegna built a reputation for offering the ultimate sartorial experience for the modern man; an experience centred on service, style and innovation. Extending the Made to measure experience into informal wear now means the Zegna customer now can have a whole wardrobe from his outerwear to his shoes built around him.
Ermenegildo Zegna's eyewear collection has been built on the same solid foundation laid forth over a century of designing fashion for the modern man. Each piece is crafted in Italy of the highest quality materials to the stringent design standards Zegna continues to uphold generation after generation.
Influenced by members of his family who were dedicated opticians themselves Mark Dolabany’s involvement in the optical trade began at a very young age. In junior high he began taking summer jobs working at an optical store handling and repairing eyeglasses.
During a time when glasses were handmade the old fashioned way repairing glasses was not as unusual as it is today. His appreciation for the design and production of this era resonated and remained with him throughout his career.
After high school Mark worked as an apprentice optician learning the skill set, professionalism and loyalty that are traditionally seen throughout the in the industry. Mark soon gained his license and after practicing as an optician for a several years he got involved in wholesale and distribution by establishing Dolabany Eyewear. He is now the sole designer and producer of the company’s frame collections.
Over the years Mark Dolabany has seen the industry go through many changes. From the take over of large distribution companies in the retail sector to the proliferation of optical internet retailers, however, his beliefs and loyalty remain true to the independent optician and eye care provider and to preserving the profession.