Vision in Alameda

LASIK Eye Surgery Package for One or Both Eyes at The LASIK Vision Institute (Half Off)

The LASIK Vision Institute

Oakland

$1,400 $699

LASIK procedure performed by an experienced specialist with a company that has performed over 1 million eye surgeries nationwide

$35 for $200 Toward Prescription Eyeglasses with Designer Frames at For Eyes Optical

For Eyes Optical

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

Designer frames from Burberry, Prada, and Ray-Ban contain light, resilient Toughlites lenses with a 30-day comfort zone guarantee

$2,999 for LASIK Eye Surgery at Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center ($2,301 Value)

Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center

Multiple Locations

$5,300 $2,999

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Dr. William Ellis and his staff consult with patients before performing corrective LASIK surgery and monitoring the results for 3 months

$20 for $200 Towards a Complete Pair of Glasses, Plus Complimentary Replacement Lenses, at Veo Optics

Veo

Multiple Locations

$200 $20

Showrooms feature styles by Marc Jacobs and Prada as well as polarized and transition lenses

$2,995 for LASIK Surgery for Both Eyes at Lerner Eye Center ($5,000 Value)

Lerner Eye Center

Multiple Locations

$5,000 $2,995

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LASIK eye surgery results in improved vision

$19 for $150 Toward a Complete Pair of Eyeglasses at View Optical

View Optical

Fremont

$150 $19

Variety of eyeglasses from brands such as Armani, Ray-Ban, Oakley, and Gucci; free second pair of glasses

$59 for Eyeglasses Exam and $150 Toward Eyewear at Larry A. Jebrock, O.D., Inc. ($345 Value)

Larry A. Jebrock, O.D., Inc.

Novato

$345 $59

After an eye exam to determine their prescription, clients pick out eyewear; credit can also be used for LASIK alternative

Eye Exam and $150 Toward Glasses or $19 for $85 Toward Sunglasses at Eye Luv Lucy Optometry

Eye Luv Lucy Optometry

Willow Glen

$285 $49

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Eye boutique stocks modern frames from celebrity-favored brands such as ic! Berlin, Dita, Matsuda, Toms, and Frieze Frames

$30 for $200 Toward Eyewear at Stanton Optical

Stanton Optical

Stockton

$245 $30

More than 3,000 prescription glasses and sunglasses from brands such as Armani, Coach, and Nike

Select Local Merchants

Launched more than three decades ago, Site for Sore Eyes now operates in more than 35 showrooms throughout the Bay Area. Staffers at every location share their dedication when pairing customers with head-turning eyewear and contacts. The company offers a $25 warranty that secures all of its products, replacing broken frames for free and furnishing half-price replacements for glasses that are lost, stolen, or transformed into an acorn squash. In case eyes require prescription tweaks, each shop sits next door to California-licensed Sterling VisionCare doctors of optometry.

829 Broadway
Oakland,
CA
US

Launched more than three decades ago, Site for Sore Eyes now operates in more than 35 showrooms throughout the Bay Area. Staffers at every location share their dedication when pairing customers with head-turning eyewear and contacts. The company offers a $25 warranty that secures all of its products, replacing broken frames for free and furnishing half-price replacements for glasses that are lost, stolen, or transformed into an acorn squash. In case eyes require prescription tweaks, each shop sits next door to California-licensed Sterling VisionCare doctors of optometry.

4171 Piedmont Ave., Suite 109
Oakland,
CA
US

Though there are 130 For Eyes Optical stores around the United States, the company still has the heart of a small start-up. Owned and operated since 1972, when a small group of friends started it in Philadelphia, aiming for quality eyewear manufacturing as well as customer service. These same friends, aided by a few family members, still lead the franchise today. They ensure that each location adheres to their original principles and mandates for mustard-colored shag carpets.

In each store, expert independent doctors test clients' visual acuity and general eye health with comprehensive exams. Then, a store associate helps each person outfit their eyes with designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, D&G, and Versace. For Eyes Optical has its own advanced 40,000-square foot optical lab in in Hialeah, Florida, where technicians shape, surface, and coat the lenses to fit each person's exact prescription. After creating the lenses?whether plastic, polycarbonate, or trivex Toughlites?they inspect and fit each into its corresponding frame by hand, a process that ensures quality control and guards against the robots, whose first objective is to hinder our eyesight.

2112 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

Though SEE Eyewear?s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a-kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop?s exclusive coveted selection.

From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn?t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.

2100 Union St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Dr. Jay Bansal has performed more than 20,000 successful LASIK procedures since his 1994 certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Bansal, a physician trainer for IntraLase technology and the medical director of LaserVue Eye Center, performs every single LASIK procedure at three of the center?s four locations: San Francisco, Mountain View, and Walnut Creek. He specializes in a blade-free process using iLASIK wavefront technology, which relies on advanced lasers and enhanced optical imagery to improve a patient?s chances of achieving 20/20 or better vision while decreasing their chances of experiencing nighttime blurriness. In addition to LASIK, LaserVue?s American Board of Ophthalmology-certified eye surgeons and ophthalmic technicians offer several types of cataract surgery, as well as treatments for other ocular conditions such as dry eye or glaucoma.

1700 California St.
San Francisco,
CA
US

Optical Works, Phoenix Optical, and Fine Arts Optical have manufactured frames by hand for more than 70 years, resulting in a cache of tens of thousands of contemporary styles as well as more than 3 million unused vintage frames. Artisans handcraft each pair of glasses in French or Italian factories using materials such as bamboo, buffalo and ram horn, traditional metal, and plastics to customize specs and keep up with current ocular trends. A prescription lab forges custom lenses that fit into frames, enhancing vision with polarized sunglasses, hidden bifocals, special coatings, and hard-to-fit prescriptions for nearsighted third eyes. Each store showcases around 3,000 different pairs of frames that both emulate the looks of celebrities and suit individuals’ styles.

888 Valencia St
San Francisco,
CA
US