Vision in Benicia

87% Off Glasses at Site for Sore Eyes

Site for Sore Eyes

Multiple Locations

$150 $20

Opticians fit customers with frames from top designers in thousands of different styles and provide them with a second pair for free.

43% Off LASIK Eye Surgery

Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center

Multiple Locations

$5,300 $2,999

(25)

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

40% Off Blade-Free LASIK Eye Surgery

LaserVue Eye Center

Multiple Locations

$5,000 $2,999

(33)

Doctors improve vision in less than 10 minutes using laser technology during a LASIK procedure with a short recovery time

$35 for $200 Toward Prescription Eyeglasses

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

83% Off Eye Exam and Glasses Credit

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

Up to 97% Off Eyewear at Veo Optics

Veo Optics

Multiple Locations

$800 $25

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

75% Off Eyewear at Uber Optics

Uber Optics

Petaluma

$120 $30

Optical eyewear and frames by designers such as Oliver Peoples, Paul Frank, and LA Eyeworks

Half Off LASIK at The LASIK Vision Institute

The LASIK Vision Institute

San Bruno

$1,400 $699

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

87% Off 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

88% Off 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

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Eyes & Smiles Optometry’s international team of accomplished eye-care professionals unites patients with perfectly matched prescription lenses and contacts. The staffers help patients find stylish frames from brands such as Gucci, Armani, and Banana Republic, and they can communicate with patients in Spanish, Tagalog, German, Farsi, and interpretive dance. When they’re not checking ocular health, the accomplished physicians Dr. Nazak Mozaffarieh and Dr. Bernard Hale, who were raised in Austria and England, respectively, spend their free time volunteering for vision nonprofits and independently raising two sets of twins.

1773 San Pablo Ave
Pinole,
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.

901 Sunvalley Blvd., Suite 110
Concord,
CA
US

Though he was destined to become an ophthalmologist, Dr. William Ellis didn't always have a clear vision for his career. As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, he studied electrical engineering, focusing on field and wave transmission—lasers, in other words. It was a worthy prelude to his eventual specialty, since after completing medical school and his residency, though, Dr. Ellis realized the enormous potential of lasers—via the revolutionary new procedure known as LASIK—to help his patients see more clearly. Since then, he has performed more than 68,000 LASIK surgeries and even helped pioneer Epi-LASIK, a version of the procedure that doesn't use blades to make the incision. At his practices throughout the Bay Area, Dr. Ellis continues to take pride in performing every LASIK procedure, giving patrons the gift of clear eyesight so they can finally make out the tiny poems written between the lines of barcodes.

1479 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek,
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.

4241 Century Blvd.
Pittsburg,
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.

829 Broadway
Oakland,
CA
US

Boardgarden stocks its shelves with equipment and apparel for those looking to board both snow and cement in effortless style. Skateboarders and empty-pool activists alike can dress the part thanks to a righteous reserve of name-brand tees from Nike, Adidas, Vans, and Nor Cal ($20+). Ensembles feel complete when branded belts and wallets ($15–$32), Skull Candy headphones ($20+), and board decals ($1–$10) allow skaters to show off their individual style without handing out prom photos to passersby. When in-store, perusal takes place beneath a rainbow canopy of retired, grip-tape-swathed skateboards donated by the shop's loyal customer base and the local community of talon-filing phoenixes.

2740 Jefferson St
Napa,
CA
US