Handcrafted Eyewear Designed in Venice


Located in the centre of Venice just eight minutes’ walk from Saint Mark’s Square or the Rialto Bridge, the L’ALTRAOTTICA shop showcases its own brand of original eyewear. Its bold designs range from classic forms to retro-inspired frames with a modern twist, and ultra-modern models and colours. Handmade from high quality, eco-friendly materials, this range of unique eyewear combines the style of Italian design with the quality of products that are Made in Italy.

L'ALTRAOTTICA - Occhiali artigianali Venezia
L'altraottica - eyewear made by hand in Italy


The basic form of the frame is machine-cut from a slab of cellulose acetate, an organic and biodegradable material ideal for crafting eyewear that is durable, lightweight, and comfortable to wear. The assembly and finishing are then carried out by hand: heating and forming to give curvature to the frames, insertion of the hinges and the metal components in the stems, smoothing in a tumbler, and polishing.


Made with the same care and attention to detail as the L’ALTRAOTTICA series, the CompositiVe line of eyewear is distinguished by its robust frames made from thick slabs of cellulose acetate produced exclusively for this collection. A selection of both L’ALTRAOTTICA and CompositiVe frames and sunglasses is available on this website.

CompositiVe - Occhiali artigianali Venezia


If you’re in Venice, visit the L’ALTRAOTTICA shop! We have a huge variety of frames, each available in several colours that can be combined with a range of coloured lenses. With the latest eye-testing equipment and on-site lens preparation, we can have prescription glasses ready in one hour.

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Google Reviews

  • Esperienza d'acquisto unica, Matteo è un Professionista di primo calibro che sa come metterti a tuo agio e come consigliarti al meglio in base alle tue esigenze. Non parliamo dei... read more

    ma Urbi Avatar ma Urbi
    November 1, 2023

    We were visiting this beautiful city and found this place with beautiful and unique style eyeglasses frames. Two of my friends and I bought ours and today I’m still receiving... read more

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    Tony Lopez Avatar Tony Lopez
    July 1, 2023

    Nice little shop with a large selection of hand-crafted glasses. Models are different from what we can find everywhere. The perfect place to buy cheap glasses with high quality, made... read more

    lucie plisson Avatar lucie plisson
    May 1, 2023
  • Great store to buy glass frames. Also they make prescription reading glasses in less than an hr. My husband bought 4 pairs of glasses here including Lindberg, Persol and other... read more

    myungjin kim Avatar myungjin kim
    February 1, 2023

    25 August 2022: Wandered into this little shop by accident and I couldn’t be happier. We were lucky enough to meet the owner Giorgio and ended up buying a... read more

    Perseus Thebes Avatar Perseus Thebes
    February 1, 2023

    Amazing custom designed and artisan made frames and they can turn around most prescriptions in 24 hours. These are really beautiful works of art - a real memory of the... read more

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    Kimmy Kirck Avatar Kimmy Kirck
    February 1, 2023
  • Great store to buy glass frames. Also they make prescription reading glasses in less than an hr. My husband bought 4 pairs of glasses here.

    myungjin kim Avatar myungjin kim
    June 29, 2022

    Wonderful crafted glasses that epitomises Italian flair for great desig

    Laura Segovia Avatar Laura Segovia
    May 1, 2022

    Unique and awesome designs that are very comfortable!

    Henry Hagnäs Avatar Henry Hagnäs
    May 1, 2022
  • Diseño Excelente, vanguardista y muy bien logrado, hecho a mano y a muy buen precio

    Eric Rivas Avatar Eric Rivas
    February 1, 2022

    nde professionalità e gentilezza. Bella la selezione di montature di designer ma soprattutto molto interessanti sono le montature con il loro marchio: leggere, comode e resistenti, le uso da anni... read more

    Andrea Scaramuzza Avatar Andrea Scaramuzza
    September 1, 2021

    uistato modello Peggy online.gentili e professionali. la montatura è più bella che in foto. costuita e realizzata impeccabilmente, resistente e versatile nell'uso quotidiano, graduata. consiglio vivamente.

    elena boario Avatar elena boario
    July 1, 2021
  • Di passaggio a Venezia ho acquistato una simpatica montatura blu mod.Dexter sulla quale il mio ottico ha montato lenti progressive polarizzate color zaffiro. Risultato eccellente, abbinamento perfetto !!

    Anna Maria Ghedini Avatar Anna Maria Ghedini
    February 1, 2021

    I came inside that store in jan 2020 while i was visiting italy. The woman with short hair was the nicest sale person i met through my entire life. Her... read more

    Maurice Daou Avatar Maurice Daou
    July 1, 2020

    Best sunglaases ever. nice matt finish with splendid optical sunprotection. Very knowledgeavle salesperson

    Daniel Mayer Avatar Daniel Mayer
    July 1, 2020
  • Coup de cœur pour une de ses créations personnelles. Disponible, à l’écoute, de bon conseil et très aimable. Une belle surprise !

    Zezile Zzz Avatar Zezile Zzz
    February 1, 2020

    Professionali, gentili e molto disponibili. Possiede modelli unici in tutta Venezia, con molte esclusive... Consigliatissimo

    Giacomo Valletti Avatar Giacomo Valletti
    February 1, 2020

    Servizio professionale e accurato

    Tommaso Strappazzon Avatar Tommaso Strappazzon
    February 1, 2019
  • Love the frames in this shop! Friendly & helpful.

    Stephanie Stenner Avatar Stephanie Stenner
    July 1, 2018

    Great optical store with the expected well known brands (Persol, Tom Ford, Moscot) as well as cool, lesser known brands. Very friendly staff.

    Patrick Steidl Avatar Patrick Steidl
    July 1, 2016
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