Erker’s Fine Eyewear opened its doors in downtown St. Louis in 1879. Since
then, our optical retail store and eye care practice have been family-owned and
operated for five generations, making us the oldest optical company in the
United States still run by its founding family.


Our eyewear consultants are optical experts who will find the perfect frames for you, because your glasses are our passion. In fact, we’re so passionate about eyewear that we even design our own Erker’s brand frames.

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At Erker’s, we can guarantee you the perfect pair of frames, but your glasses are only one component of your vision. Eye exams are essential for maintaining eye health and ensuring that, whether you’re wearing glasses or contacts, your eyes are performing at their best. Fortunately, the Erker’s optometrists are some of the most capable eye care professionals in St. Louis.

Why Wait When You Can See the Eye Doctor
Within Days for Medical Eye Conditions?

We Offer Same day consults for:

  • Red eye
  • Foreign body removal
  • Dry eyes
  • Floaters
  • Flashes

These services are on a first come, first serve basis. One walk in per day – please call between 10:00-11:00 A.M the same day to get seen.

We Also offer Same Week Consults For:

  • Diabetic eye exams
  • Glaucoma screening and testing
  • Macular degeneration, screening and testing
  • Cataract screening and testing

These services are on a first come, first serve basis – please schedule online or call us today!

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“Erker’s staff and their experience was best in class! The doctor for my eye exam was friendly and the staff was super helpful. I left knowing more about my eyes and with a good looking pair of glasses! I highly recommend Erker’s!”


From day one, our mission has been to ensure that our patrons have exceptionally healthy eyes and access to a truly unique selection of glasses – and this still holds true today. Whether you’re looking for the perfect pair of designer frames that match your style, a comprehensive eye exam, or an evaluation for contact lenses.