About Us

Our Mission

Here at Spectus, your Vancouver eyewear specialist, we know that design is not just skin deep. Design can be a positive, life-enriching experience, and from our cutting-edge Kitsilano store we have fun while we create beautiful looks for beautiful people – and that in itself is positive and life-enriching.

Always happy to help, our friendly staff will expertly guide you through the finest quality frame collection in Western Canada. Your individuality is paramount to us, and our unique collection is sure to inspire.

Our History
Serving the Vancouver area for more than 17 years, our team of highly-trained professionals boast expertise in opticianry, contact lens solutions and state of the art sight testing. We’re a tight-knit team of Vancouver eyewear specialists, passionate about design and enthralled by style. We’ve been under the same management since our inception in 1994 and we have a long and happy history with our valued clientele.

Our Philosophy
Quality is the overriding factor in everything that we do at Spectus. Our owner, Todd Crichton, crosses the globe in search of the latest styles for our clients, ploughing through the Paris and New York eyewear shows each spring and fall to ensure that Spectus boasts the hottest high-quality eye glass collection in Vancouver.

Our People

Todd_AboutMeet Todd: A licensed refracting optician and contact lens specialist, Todd is responsible for the overall mentorship of the store, as well as all the purchasing, training and directing. With an unsurpassed passion for stylish eyewear, Todd enjoys travelling to Paris and New York to search for the finest designs in quality eyewear. When he’s not at Spectus Eyewear or seeking out style in the world’s fashion capitals, he can be found playing soccer with his twins or studying martial arts.


Website Promo  novem 2013   6 (2)Meet David: Senior Optician and a superb lab technician David has more than 20 years of experience to his name. He has a vast knowledge in customer relations, lab work and frame customization, and is also skilled in difficult frame alignments. David is a very friendly positively charged father of three who enjoys interacting with people.



Website Promo  novem 2013   5 (4)Meet Irina: Dually licensed Optician and a Contact Lens Fitter, Irina holds various post-secondary degrees, and has more than 16 years of optical experience to her name. She is a Licensed Sight-Testing specialist who enjoys the challenges of Multi-focal contact lens fittings and has an excellent eye for frame selection. Irina has been selected to attend Johnson & Jonson Vision Care Institute in Jacksonville, Florida for an educational program which enhances the professionalism of the practice.


Novem.2013 011 (2)Meet Helena: Helena is a super efficient optical sales assistant, and an excellent frame stylist, who is admired by her clients and friends. Helena has a great experience in customer service and excels in data entry and frame re-ordering. She is an amazing chef and has passion for baking.



ROB face shotMeet Rob: The newest addition to Spectus family, Rob is a great sales person and has a lot of experience in design and fashion. He is an excellent communicator who enjoys the challenges of a busy work pace. Rob has more than 7 years of experience in jewelry making, and has a good eye for color.



SHEENA face shotMeet Sheena: Another new member of Spectus group, Sheena comes with an extensive knowledge of both retail and lab experience. She is a Licensed Optician with over 8 years of experience and has owned her own store. As a great sales person Sheena is a great team player and loves working in a new environment.

Our Unique Products

Our Unique Eyewear ProductsSpectus Eyewear is proud to be one of a very select group of retailers in the world to be designated a Lindberg Precious Partner.

As your Vancouver eyewear specialist, we have been stocking Lindberg products for some 12 years, and each year this fully customizable product is our best-selling eyewear collection. Celebrating your individuality, Lindberg frames are custom-made to fit your own personal requirements in Denmark, and then they are shipped to us in the heart of Vancouver within five days.

We also stock the prestigious vintage-style Lunor collection. Produced in Germany, Lunor has been making beautifully unique eyewear for some 200 years, and our hip Vancouver clientele love it. Click here to check out the unique Products We Carry.