’Tis the Season to eat, shop and be merry! This year, not only is the Shop Penn community bringing you the Fourth Annual SHOP PENN Days of Deals (Dec 4-15) featuring 12 days of sales and giveaways from our collection of eclectic stores and restaurants around campus, we are excited to announce the first-ever SHOP PENN Holiday Window Decorating Contest with shops throughout the district decorating their windows and adding to the festive cheer. Follow SHOP PENN on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (@shopsatpenn) for more details.

Check out SHOP PENN PRESENTS to find the perfect gift to purchase locally for your holiday list.

Celebrate the season with a SHOP PENN PLAYLIST of Holiday Happenings around the district.


Modern Eye

Modern Eye is a unique full-service optical shop and optometrist’s office with two locations in Philadelphia.

Services include complete eye examinations with refraction, vision analysis, ocular health, dilation of the pupil, and glaucoma testing, as well as contact lens fittings and laser surgery screenings and co-management. State-of-the-art eyeglass labs run by full-time certified opticians are on site in both stores.

With one of the finest selections of designer eyewear and sunglasses in the area, and an emphasis on the more exclusive, innovative designers of hand-made, and often green styles, eyeglasses for all budgets are possible with frame and lens packages starting at $69. Modern Eye has received national and local acclaim for its business approach, customer service, and branding and design style, and has served Philadelphia for 25 years.

Doctor-owned and operated
Payment Types
Most major credit cards, cash, and some medical insurances (currently Aetna, Aetna Penn Student Plan [PSIP], Eyemed, Superior, Vision Benefits of American, and Vision Service Plan)
Price Range
Offering Optomap technology, the latest in ultra-wide field retinal imaging
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Everyone is always looking for that perfect gift for their friends and loved ones and Shop Penn is here to help with a local gift-gathering guide for the list-making set and the last-minute, devil-may-care crowd.
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Modern Eye


3419 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Store hours
Mon. & Wed. - Fri., 10am-6pm
Tuesday, 9am-6pm
Saturday, 10am-5pm
Closed Sunday