1879. To a lot of people, it’s just a year in history books, but to us, it’s our heritage. When we first opened our doors to Saint Louis in 1879, we offered all things optical—not just eyewear, but also binoculars, camera equipment, microscope, and telescope lenses. As the years passed, we narrowed our focus to eyeglasses so that we could hone and perfect our craft.

Today, Erker’s Fine Eyewear is one of the great American establishments in the world of optical design, and at over 140 years old, one of the oldest. But we will never be content to rest on our laurels: we will continue to refine our tastes and evolve our eyewear for as long as people need glasses.