About Eyeland Framemakers
Now in Gastown. Formerly on Granville Island.
We are Canada’s only maker of handmade custom eyewear. We also carry a finely curated selection of other unique eyeglasses.
Our story begins over forty years ago with the creative mind of German-born turned Vancouverite, eyewear designer Klaus Sebok. After running one of the most avant-garde luxury boutiques in Vancouver, Optique 2000 on Robson Street – Klaus decided to take advantage of an opportunity to start a new concept store on Granville Island. In 1994, Granville EYELAND Framemakers opened its doors and the journey continued.
While in the Optical program at Douglas College, Sara met Klaus when he came to do a seminar on soldering. She was so inspired by his passion for what he does, that she actually turned to her friend and said, “I’m going to own that guy’s business one day.” Upon graduation, Sara approached Klaus about working at his shop, and has worked alongside him since 2001 and eventually taking over the business in 2008, upon his retirement.
Searching the world for the most innovative designs and technology allows us to offer a wide variety of eyeglasses in Vancouver from acetate, to stainless steel, to titanium. Our one-of-a-kind custom eyewear designs, and handmade frames can be sourced from gold, silver, antique tortoise shell, African water buffalo and wood.
After outgrowing our little space on Granville Island – our custom made eyeglass frames, latest collections of funky eyeglass frames, men’s eyeglass frames, women’s eyeglass frames and accessories – can now be found in the heart of charming Gastown. Changing our name to EYELAND Framemakers, our new 1,200 square foot space is where we cut, file, sand, drill and finish each of our original pieces by hand. As the only optical studio in Vancouver that creates eyewear without the use of automated machines, we are delighted to create, craft and share the process of making our custom eyeglasses in the studio, just behind the walls of our retail shop.
OUR EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION: MOSHdesigns
MOSHdesigns, is the sole true, entirely hand-made eyewear line produced in Canada, designed by head honcho and in-house designer, Sara Moshurchak. Sourcing small-batch materials from the finest factories in Italy and offering one-of-a-kind shapes custom made to individual clients, MOSHdesigns is truly unique in offering a service and item that is literally one of a kind.
Sara’s most recent collection, and her personalized design services are currently offered exclusively at EYELAND Framemakers. This is about as far as you can get from off the rack.
Our following expands well beyond the west coast – clients as far as Switzerland, Dallas, France, Japan, Australia and the Caribbean all want our original designs.
Beloved actor and comedian, Robin Williams, was our very first client. Elton John, well known for his eccentric style and fine eyewear, also owns a pair of our cool glasses frames as part of his collection. Other famous clients we’ve had the opportunity to work with include Steve Martin, Alan Cumming, Bruce Springsteen, Ed Asner, James Tupper, Nathan Fillian, Ray McGuire of Trooper, The Lover Boys; in addition to Vancouver’s local media personalities, Pia Shandel, Alan Fotheringham, Doc Harris, Natalie Langston and Squire Barnes.
As home to the only hand-frame maker in Canada, we pride ourselves in creating some of the most unique eyeglass frames Vancouver has ever seen; designs that are treasured by people who know that eyewear is a wonderful way to express both creativity and personality. We are passionate about distinct, quality eyewear we know our clients will love. At EYELAND Framemakers,
- We have fun!
- We infuse our entire organization with upbeat energy, and we always work to serve our clients with a sense of joy and enthusiasm.
- We offer extraordinary value and outstanding customer service.
- We create exceptional value by delivering high quality craftsmanship and amazing customer service. Our passion for eyewear creates excellence, and our clients can feel our passion in what we do.
- We work with honesty and integrity.
- Our communication is always forthcoming, transparent and timely with our clients. We come through on our promises and always meet our product quality and delivery commitments.
45 Water Street
(next to the Old Spaghetti Factory)
V6B 1A1, Canada
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mondays to Fridays: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturdays: 11:00am – 5:00pm
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HOURS:
Saturday Dec 23: 12pm – 4pm
Dec 24 – Dec 26: closed
Dec 27 – Dec 30: open our regular hours – see above
Dec 31 – Jan 2: closed
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