The Optometrist Attic 
  Vintage Twentieth Century Eyeglasses

Home Sizing Shipping Policies View Cart        


Wire Frames
Combination Frames
Plastic Frames
Metals & Beyond
Parts and Misc. 

All major cards accepted*, plus PayPal
Solution Graphics

Official PayPal Seal

*-credit cards accepted in the United States and some international locations, PayPal worldwide


Insurance  |  International  |  APO-FPO  |  Special Orders

We ship and receive daily Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, except for postal holidays
Currently, we do not ship or receive on Mondays.


US Shipping Base Rates (1 pair of glasses)


Delivery Method

Estimated Transit Time

$  5.67
and up **

US Postal Service First Class Mail

(includes USPS tracking)
(rate varies by USPS Zones)

3 7 days

$  8.27
and up **

USPS Priority Mail

(includes USPS tracking)
(rate varies by USPS Zones)

2 4 days

and up **

USPS Priority EXPRESS Mail

(includes tracking, signature and $100 insurance)
(rate varies by USPS Zones)
This is the only shipping method with a transit time guarantee

1 day*** 

(***- orders placed after 10:00 a.m. US Central Time and some addresses can require 2 business days)

**Note that the USPS rates vary by zone, so rates will depend upon your zip code. To get your exact rate, please use the ''Check Shipping Cost'' button found under ''View Cart''.

*** Stock orders shipping via the USPS Priority EXPRESS to US addresses and placed before 10:00 a.m. US Central Time will ship that same day. Stock orders placed after that time will ship the next shipping day. The USPS Priority EXPRESS transit time to larger metropolitan areas is typically 1 business day. For rural areas and smaller cities, the transit time may be 2 business days. Feel free to inquire for USPS Priority EXPRESS Mail transit time to your zip code.

Back to top

US Postal Service Insurance

Using the US Mail keeps shipping costs low. Another way to keep transit costs down is not automatically insuring shipments. This decision is left up to you. Lost, stolen or damaged packages without insurance are not covered by the Attic. I do pack very well and am pleased to say there's been no damage to any shipments (thousands of packages and counting!), insured or otherwise. 

USPS insurance is at your option and rates are currently as follows. Insured packages may require signature, per USPS policy, and they do not waive this option. To select any amount of coverage, up to the value of your purchase, click the corresponding ''Add to cart'' button below:

Shipping Insurance - USA packages only



Add to Cart

$2.30 up to $50.00
$2.95 up to $100.00
$3.60 up to $200.00

$4.75 up to $300.00

$6.00 up to $400.00

$7.20 up to $500.00
USA packages only

Please note that the above shipping insurance is only for US shipments and is not for international shipping. Only the USPS Priority EXPRESS International carries insurance.  

Back to top

APO and FPO Shipping

I ship to APO and FPO addresses on a regular basis. There is no additional charge for APO or FPO shipping.

Back to top

Special Order and Back-Order Multiple Shipments

Special-order items, generally marked with an asterisk (*), will ship on the posted timeframes listed for those pieces. Usually within 7 to 10 business days for US items and up to 6 weeks for overseas special order items. If your order includes both special-order and in-stock items, please allow the posted timeframe for your completed order to ship or please do email in advance to make arrangements. 

Back-order items are non-special order items. Back-order timeframes vary depending upon the circumstance, but most US items will ship within 10 business days of your order. Orders for multiples of the same frame may also follow this same timeframe. If your order includes both back-order and in-stock items, I'll email to make arrangements. Please note that secondary shipments will be sent USPS First Class, Delivery Confirmation, unless other arrangements are made.

Back to top

International Shipping                                               한국? 이것을 읽어 보시기 바랍니다.   

Dear International Customers:

COVID-19 has created some delays for international shipments. I've found that packages sometimes sit for a little while once they land in the destination country. I guess they are being allowed to sit in quarantine. Typically, the last scan before the delay will be when the package is processed through the Chicago International Distribution Center, though it can vary depending upon the destination country. Packages are scanned in the destination country after or as they clear the destination country customs processing. 

To help reduce delays as your package comes through your local customs service, I suggest contacting your postal service with the tracking number (or the customs office, depending upon your country) in advance. 

Thanks and best regards,

P.S.: Please read below for more details about international shipping.

Example rates for one pair of glasses:

S/H Delivery Method Estimated Transit Time
$66.12 ** USPS Priority EXPRESS Mail International
(includes tracking and insurance up to $200)
3 9 days
$50.88 ** USPS Priority Mail International
(includes tracking)
7 14 days
$25.80 ** USPS First Class International
(you may be contacted about risks of this method)
14 28 days

** - The rates above are example rates. Rates vary based on items purchased and destination nation. The rates above would be about right to most nations in or near Europe. Additional pairs sometimes ship for this same price or a small increment increase. Transit times are estimates and can differ based on location and your nation's customs processing time and also depend upon your national postal service. Each of the above shipping methods may not be displayed depending upon the items selected.

The shopping cart will calculate shipping rates to most locations, worldwide. You'll get the exact rates during Step 2 of the Check-Out process and you can modify your order at that time. No credit card or PayPal information is collected until after this step.

I ship internationally via the US Postal Service (USPS) using Priority Mail EXPRESS International for shipping with tracking and insurance up to $200 included in the rate. I also offer USPS Priority Mail International for shipping with a tracking number. The USPS First Class International shipping option includes no insurance and no tracking and can take up to a month in transit, depending on customs processing in the receiving nation. If you select the First Class International, please expect an email from the Attic regarding the risks associated with this shipping method and do allow the extended time for your package to arrive. Some orders may require Priority Mail EXPRESS International and I will email regarding those orders. Using any method, packages are typically delivered by your country's national postal service. I don't cover lost or damaged items, so the Priority Mail EXPRESS International or the Priority Mail International are the recommended choices. I do pack very well and am happy to say I've still had no damage to any international shipments to date. 

When ordering from overseas, please be sure the order shipping name and shipping address matches the payment name and shipping address. This may mean you need to enter your shipping address when on the PayPal screen. If ordering from outside the USA for delivery to an address inside the USA, again, please be sure the payment shipping address is the correct shipping address. If names and addresses do not match, your order may have to be cancelled and re-submitted. If you have questions about name and shipping addresses matching, please feel free to email before ordering. Also, please use English characters when entering your address information because the Attic systems cannot handle non-English characters. 

All packages carry address labels inside the package, in case your customs office misplaces the original packaging. The estimated transit times can be longer due to customs processing time in your country. Some countries may charge import duties and taxes and these will be the responsibility of the recipient. Customs forms will not list contents as a ''gift'' and will not be otherwise falsified. Also note that I only accept funds in US dollars for purchases from outside the US.

You are always welcome to inquire with questions or for a rate quote to your international location. If requesting a shipping quote, because rates vary based on weight, please include a list of what items you plan to purchase in your email. I'll do my best to respond promptly.


Back to Top

Back to Top


Thanks for visiting the Attic!

All contents copyright 2006 - 2021.