A Family Company Since 1879

For 138 years, Erker’s continues to provide the finest eye care in St. Louis. Eye care is not just determining a prescription, but also checking the health of your eyes even when your eyes feel fine. We listen and address all questions so each patient is comfortable and completely satisfied about their eye care needs. The eyes are the windows to the world and Erker’s #1 goal is to make sure they are always seeing and looking their best.

In The Beginning

Early on, Erker’s sold everything with a lens, from eyeglasses, sunglasses, and prescription lenses to cameras, goggles and microscopes.

Erker’s opened the first optical laboratory west of the Mississippi River, and won optical machinery and equipment awards at the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition, while serving as the official photographer for the 1904 Saint Louis World’s Fair

Aviation Royalty

The Spirit of St. Louis is the custom-built, single engine, single-seat monoplane that was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh on May 20–21, 1927, on the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight from Long Island, New York to Paris, France. Erker’s created and developed the most technologically advanced wind resistant, shatterproof, form fitting goggles at that time.

First Optical Laboratory West of the Mississippi

In the mid 1900’s, Erker’s opened the most advanced optical laboratory in the United States. Erker’s manufactured, cut and grinded lenses for all types of optical frames, using the most state of the art technology at that time.

Who’s Who

Erker’s Fine Eyewear has long been known for creating signature images of such notable stars as Fox’s number one sports broadcaster Joe Buck, as well as hometown native rapper Nelly. John Goodman, Will Smith, Bob Costas, Elton John, and Alice Cooper are just a few other notable celebrities who choose Erker’s for their eyewear, not to mention the countless number of athletes like Shaquille O’Neal, Mark McGwire, Carlos Beltran, and Floyd Mayweather.

Now & Beyond

The future is bright at Erker’s, from expanding the Eye Roc Eyewear brand, to developing our wholesale collections, to bringing back eyewear manufacturing to the USA. Erker’s continues to evolve in very exciting ways.