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Important Update on COVID-19


For the safety of our clients, our staff, and the community at large we are going to do our part to flatten the curve and help slow the spread of COVID-19 by suspending normal business practices until further notice. 

If you have previously purchased eyewear and wish to pick it up in the usual time frame, we will be scheduling pick-ups via appointment only to ensure that we are able to help only one client at a time and give ourselves ample time to clean and sanitize thoroughly between clients.  

If you have an eyewear emergency, we can also accommodate repairs on an appointment-only basis.

Though we will not be staffing our phones regularly, we will still be fully available via email and encourage you to reach out to us at with questions and immediate needs. 

We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we ask for your understanding during this challenging time. We will keep you updated and look forward to seeing you – and helping you see – just as soon as we are able. Take care & stay safe out there! 

– iWare Northeast 

local northeast Minneapolis optical


Located in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, iWare is an independent optical shop that values our neighbors and community.

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With over 800 frames in stock, we’re sure to have something that fits you perfectly. Whether you’re searching for lightweight, the latest technology, or fun and colorful frames, we’ve got you covered.

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With more than 40 years of combined experience in the optical industry, you can be certain that our certified opticians will take care of all your eyewear needs.

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All our lenses are hand cut in our store, this allows us the freedom to customize lens shapes and sizes on both new and existing frames. We are also happy to outfit your vintage frames with new lenses.

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Here at iWare Northeast we are perfectionists, and want to get it done right the first time. We believe that making eyeglasses is an art, a craft, and we are very passionate about our craft. With every pair of glasses we produce, our reputation is on the line: we are proud of the eyewear we sell, and want you to be proud to sport your new glasses from iWare.