Made in St. Louis,
Trusted Since 1879

At Erker’s Fine Eyewear, our passion for eyewear and eye health has existed for well over a century. We opened our doors in 1879, providing the people of St. Louis and the surrounding communities with unmatched customer service, experienced optometrists, and access to the finest eyeglasses frames collection in the world

Whether you want to ensure that your eyes are healthy with an eye exam or update your style with a pair of fashion-forward, independently sourced glasses, you’re right to trust your eye health and vision needs to one of the oldest, family-owned optical companies in the U.S.


Eye Doctors in St. Louis

Erker’s was founded to bring the finest lens products to St. Louis, and just as the Erker’s name has been passed through the generations, so has the Erker’s brand. We’re proud to be recognized as the longest standing optical company in the U.S. still owned by the founding family.

We’re also proud to say that after all these years, we continue to pay back our customers’ loyalty and uphold our status as the best providers of fine eyewear and eye care in St. Louis.

The Erker’s Fine Eyewear Legacy

Erker’s Brand Eyewear

Over the past century, we’ve watched the world change — and we’ve changed with it. We’re constantly updating our collection of glasses to best reflect the latest fashion, styles, and trends, as well as shop the world for unique, independently designed frames.

As we scoured the globe for eyewear, we found that there was something missing from the industry: our own Erker’s brand frames. We’ve developed an expertise in lenses, frame materials, and style that allows us to craft glasses of unparalleled design and quality. With our Erker’s brand frames, we don’t just follow the trends, we set the trends.

Yes, Erker’s has evolved since we began serving patients in 1879. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to providing you with an experience unlike any other.

Erker’s Brand Eyewear

Superior Quality from the Beginning

In our early beginnings, Erker’s sold anything with a lens, from eyeglasses and sunglasses, and to cameras, goggles, and microscopes. As a manufacturer of fine cameras, Erker’s was honored to serve as the official photographer for the 1904 Saint Louis World’s Fair.
Advanced Technology Googles from Erker's

Erker’s Sets Our Sights High

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis, a single-seat monoplane, on the first solo, non-stop, transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. During his flight, Lindbergh used our technologically advanced, wind-resistant, shatterproof, formfitting goggles to make history.
Award Winning Optical Laboratory in 1900

The First Optical Lab West of the Mississippi

In the mid 1900’s, Erker’s opened the most advanced, award-winning optical laboratory in the U.S., and the first west of the Mississippi river. We manufactured, cut, and ground lenses for optical frames of all kinds using state-of-the-art technology.
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Trusted by the Stars

Joe Buck, Nelly, Elton John, Will Smith, John Goodman, Bob Costas, Alice Cooper, Shaquille O’Neal, Mark McGwire, Carlos Beltran, and Floyd Mayweather are just a few of the many notable celebrities and athletes who have chosen to trust us to define their style.

But Erker’s glasses aren’t just for the stars – Erker’s is for everyone. Whether you’re walking down the red carpet or around the neighborhood, we have the perfect eyewear for you.

The Future is Bright — and Clear

In recent years, we’ve developed the Eye Roc Eyewear brand. We’re also continuously expanding upon our wholesale collections and working diligently to bring eyewear manufacturing back to the USA. This helps us uphold our commitment to bringing you a diverse selection of styles to choose from and gives you greater accessibility to quality frames.

At Erker’s, we’re excited for our future, and grateful for your part in it. We look forward to growing alongside you.

“Without question this is the best full service eye glass store anywhere. You will never find a better selection of eye glasses and professionals to help you satisfy your wants and needs.”

“Without question this is the best full service eye glass store anywhere. You will never find a better selection of eye glasses and professionals to help you satisfy your wants and needs.”