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Artisan Optics


Eyewear is universally acknowledged as the ultimate accessory. Possessing the ability to define style and turn age into an illusion. Eyewear brings a face to life.

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Life’s too short to wear boring eyewear

Locally owned, Artisan Optics searches the world over to bring the largest, most diverse assortment of eyewear to the Treasure Valley. The eyeglass frames offered at Artisan Optics are produced by independent, and often times family owned, eyewear companies from around the world – providing quality construction, fashion forward styling, and the greatest value for the dollar. And yes, we are in-network with most insurances. The eyeglass frames at Artisan Optics are unlike anything you will see at a big box store. Plus, you will be delighted and dazzled by the attention and personal recommendations you will receive from our team.

We invite you to stop in and allow us to introduce you to the world of eyewear as it should be…comfortable, durable, and fun to wear! We look forward to meeting you and helping you find your perfect pair of glasses.

When you want to look and see your best

At Artisan Optics our skilled opticians are here to help. Navigating the array of eyewear shapes, sizes, materials, and color palettes can be overwhelming. In addition, the specific prescription and desired use must be taken into consideration. Let us help you make an informed, educated decision the next time you’re ready to purchase eyewear. At Artisan Optics there’s no need to compromise how well you see in an effort to look your best in eyewear. Our eyewear selection offers an impressive variety of frame shapes, sizes and colors. Our lens selection provides state-of-the-art technology for better vision, whatever the use may be - everyday, work, sports, digital displays or hobbies.

When it comes to eyeglasses and sunglasses, it’s all in the details. Remember – comfort trumps all. Three important considerations when it comes to comfort: Look for eyewear that is well constructed, produced using quality materials, and the weight of the frame is nicely balanced. You will pay a bit more for quality, but the eyewear will last longer and be much more enjoyable to wear.

Think outside the box when it comes to color. Selecting the right color hue adds versatility and style to your wardrobe. Don’t get stuck in a rut of wearing black or brown frames – try a dark red, orange, gray or blue to complement any outfit. Look for rich color tones that add depth to the frame. A word of caution, companies producing cheaper, lower quality frames can’t replicate the color hues or color combinations found in higher quality frames. Color is essential to the overall look of the frame, and an investment worth making as you build your eyewear wardrobe.

Consider exploring material options and resist the temptation to wear the same type of frame you’ve always worn. Acetate has been, and continues to be, a dominant force in eyewear. However, advancements in manufacturing techniques now make it possible to produce ultra thin, lightweight acetate frames. In addition, combinations of acetate and metal provide the look of an acetate frame with the lighter weight comfort of a metal frame. Metal frames are making a come back. Gone, however, are the traditional metal options. Metal frames are bringing life to electrifying colors and exquisite two-tone color combinations - making metal frames a serious consideration for eyewear buyers. The demand for color is also found in today’s drill mount (totally rimless frames) selection. Today’s consumer can customize their drill mount eyewear – choosing from an array of beautiful colors, temple styles and lens shapes that add style and elegance to the minimalistic look.

At Artisan Optics we don’t offer poor quality, lackluster eyewear – believing this is an insult to today’s educated consumer. Instead we offer quality eyewear that our customers enjoy wearing; eyewear that will last and become part of an ever growing eyewear wardrobe; and a commitment to help each customer invest wisely with each eyewear purchase.

When you’re ready for a new kind of eyewear experience, stop by Artisan Optics in Boise, Idaho. You’ll be glad you did.

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Our Eyewear Services:

  • Trunk Shows
    One Friday each month brings a pop-up show room to the Artisan Optics – known as a trunk show.
    Eyewear is a fashion accessory. Just like shoes, ties, belts or jewelry – everyone needs more than one pair of glasses.
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    We take the guesswork out of buying new glasses. With thoughtful guidance and expert recommendations, we're here to help. Walk-ins and outside prescriptions welcome.
  • Eyewear Collections
    At Artisan Optics you will find an eclectic collection of eyewear, from minimalistic to delightfully colorful to the boldly dramatic.
  • Sunwear Collections
    If you are craving a new look, ready to re-event your style, or on the hunt for that special sunglass - please stop by.
  • Childrens Eyewear
    We understand children, because a lot of our customers are children – infants on up. We offer an extensive selection of children’s eyewear frames.
  • EyewearLenses
    Our prescription lenses feature state-of-the-art performance technology. Available in single vision and progressive lenses, clear or sunglass.
  • SunwearLenses
    Sunglasses should be worn anytime you’re outdoors, year round. That’s because UV damage to the eyes is cumulative over a lifetime, and sun exposure can result in permanent damage to your eyes.