Owl Optical of Minneapolis was founded by two lovebirds with a passion for exceptional eyeglasses and sunglasses. We scour design houses around the planet for the most exciting new trends and brands, and bring hand-crafted, amazing eyeglasses right to Linden Hills. Unique colors, specialty fits, petite frames — we believe everyone has the right to be thrilled with what they’re putting on their face! Exercise your right to fabulousness and stop in for a free frame makeover. We offer full eye exams and optometrist services (the doc accepts most plans for Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medica), crayons and toys for kiddos, and plenty of pint-sized eyeglasses too!

Thank you for professional service and warm reception in your shop. I adore my new glasses– the first pair you picked out for me!

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We are celebrating 10 years in business with 10% off* during the month of July. PLUS join us for special designer Trunk Shows on these days: July 8 & 9 Götti ~ July 15 Yuichi Toyama ~ July 22 & 23 Ørgreen & Oliver Goldsmith ~ July 29 & 30 MOSCOT & AHLEM

*One complete pair of glasses


Unique Eyewear

Your face is an inspired creation, and your frames should be too! They should also fit you as comfortably as your favorite jeans. We specialize in frame makeovers and finding your eyeglasses soul-mate.


Move beyond the mundane. From subtle and sultry to “please don’t bother me I’m a rock star” find sunglasses that say something and mean it. Prescription sunglasses happily crafted.

Kids Glasses?
Got ’em.

It’s not always fun to wear eyeglasses as a kid, but it’s a lot more fun when the choices include Etnia Barcelona, Lafont, TC Charton, JF Rey, Gotti and more. Stop in for a wide selection of kids glasses.

Asian Fit

Diversity is what makes this world beautiful, and we proudly support it with specialty selections such as TC Charton. Alexandra Peng created a line of frames fashioned exclusively for the Asian face with beautiful results!

Petite Power

Discover dozens of delightful designs for delicate features. We’re known around town for our extensive petite selection and are always bringing in new petite eyewear styles.

Petite Eyewear