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Welcome to Clancy Optical and Spex Eyewear!

Established in 1943

If you are tired of the run-of-the-mill eyewear found in the big chains, try one of our locally-owned stores! Clancy Optical and Spex Eyewear offer many exclusive brands that can't be found anywhere else in the Knoxville area. We choose our lines for craftsmanship, quality, and uniqueness, so that we may offer you the best of the best!

Over the years, we have become known as the most experienced, service-oriented, and trusted makers of fine eyewear in East Tennessee. We specialize in difficult, as well as routine, prescription eyeglasses utilizing the latest technologies available in lenses, materials, coatings and other lens options. We even get referrals from many of our competitors when the work is beyond their capabilities!

We employ four licensed opticians with over 125 years of combined experience! You will see the same friendly, familiar, and experienced  faces year after year. We are here to help you choose a distinctive style that looks great on you, accommodates your prescription, and go over any lens options that may be beneficial to you.

Simply put, our goal is to provide you with exceptional customer service through your selection of eyeglasses, lenses, lens options and other optical goods.


Clancy Optical - West

9700 Kingston Pike, Suite 15

Knoxville, TN 37922

Phone: (865) 539-2835


Spex Contemporary Eyewear

4620 Kingston Pike

Knoxville, TN 37919

Phone: (865) 584-7739