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A letter from Heidi

From humble beginnings

Hi Vancouver! I'm Heidi, the founder of this premium eyewear store that's been taking Vancouver by storm since 2018. I know, I know - you're probably thinking, "Eyewear? How exciting can that be?" But let me tell you, when you've got a passion for glasses like I do, it's anything but boring!

My love affair with eyewear began when I was just a wee little one, working in my family's glasses shop. I spent most of my childhood and teenage years surrounded by all sorts of frames and lenses, and I quickly learned to appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into each and every pair of glasses.

Fast forward a few decades, and I moved and found myself in Vancouver, a city that I instantly fell in love with. But as much as I adored my new home, I couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing. That's when I had my "eureka" moment - I decided to start my own eyewear shop!


Sense Eyewear launches

Opening Sense Eyewear wasn't easy. I had to hustle, network, and make some tough decisions along the way. But with my background in the industry and my natural eye for design, I knew I had what it takes to make my dream a reality.

Now, a few years later, Sense Eyewear has become a go-to destination for Vancouverites who want to look stylish and sophisticated while also seeing clearly. We specialize in handcrafted Japanese glasses, and we carry a carefully curated selection of frames from some of the most sought-after brands in the industry, including H-Fusion, Viorou, Four Nines, Japonism, Factory 900, Steady Spectacles, and Kaneko.

We like to think our glasses are like a good cup of coffee - a must-have accessory for any Vancouverite. Just don't spill your latte on them! But what sets us apart from the competition isn't just our high-quality products - it's our commitment to providing excellent customer service.

So if you're looking for a glasses shop that's a little bit quirky, a little bit off-beat, and a whole lot of fun, you've come to the right place. Our shop is located at 411 W 8th Ave in the heart of Mount Pleasant, which is the perfect neighbourhood for anyone who loves great coffee, craft beer, and funky eyewear. It's like Portland, but with more Canadian politeness. 

Come visit us and let us show you why Sense Eyewear is the talk of the town. Trust me - you won't regret it!




Mon: By appointment only

Tue - Sun: 12 noon to 6 PM

Please contact us at or message us on Instagram to set up an appointment.

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