Vision in Bostonia

$999 for a Paragon CRT Overnight Vision-Correction Procedure at Eye Studio Optometry ($2,000 Value)

Eye Studio Optometry

San Diego

$2,000 $999

An experienced optometrist outfits eyes with cornea-reshaping contact lenses, which gently improve vision overnight

$45 for a Comprehensive Eye Exam and $150 Toward a Complete Pair of Glasses at Optometry Cabana ($300 Value)

Optometry Cabana

Carmel Valley

$300 $45

Exams screen eyes for health issues and help determine prescription; frame selection includes designs from Kate Spade and Oakley

$19 for $175 Worth of Designer Frames and Prescription Lenses at Eclipse Eyewear

Eclipse Eyewear

Multiple Locations

$175 $19

Shelves brim with 1,500 couture glasses frames from designers such as Marc Jacobs and Gucci

$59 for Eye Exam and $100 Toward a Complete Set of Frames and Lenses at San Diego Eye Care ($179.95 Value)

San Diego Eye Care

San Diego

$179.95 $59

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Optometrists pinpoint prescriptions and customers choose frames and lenses to create a complete pair of glasses

$50 for $200 Toward High-End Prescription Glasses or Prescription Sunglasses at Global Laser Vision

Global Laser Vision

San Diego

$200 $50

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Complete pairs of men's and women's glasses with frames from designers such as Burberry, Ferragamo, Bulgari, Gucci, Dior, and Prada

$59 for an Eye Exam and $175 Toward Prescription Glasses from Dr. Mozlin, Optometrist ($294 Total Value)

Dr. Mozlin, Optometrist

Dr. Mozlin, Optometrist

$294 $59

Optometrists and opticians fit patients with prescription lenses and chic frames

$2,799 for LASIK or PRK Laser Vision-Correction Surgery on Both Eyes at Carlsbad Eye Care ($5,500 Value)

Carlsbad Eye Care

Carlsbad

$5,500 $2,799

Each 10- to 15-minute, blade-free, all-laser procedure often results in 20/20 or better vision and minimal downtime

$39 for $189 Toward a Full Set of Frames and Lenses at OC Optical Company

OC Optical Company

Mission Viejo

$189 $39

Opticians fit customers with new lenses and frames from designers such as Versace and Guess and provide free adjustments

Comprehensive Exam with Credit Toward Glasses or a Contact-Lens Fitting at Eye Contact Optometry (Up to 82% Off)

Eye Contact Optometry

Multiple Locations

$205 $39

Optometrist with more than 25 years in the field; frames from brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Coach, Versace, Ray-Ban, Tory Burch, and Gucci

$49 for Eyeglasses Package at South County Eye Care Optometric Group and Eye Care For You Optometry (Up to $265 Value)

Eye Care For You Optometry and South County Eye Care Optometric Group

Multiple Locations

$265 $49

Exams determine the exact lenses to fit in a designer frames from labels including Ray-Ban, Prada, and Calvin Klein

$69 for an Eye Exam and $150 Toward a Complete Pair of Eyeglasses or Sunglasses at Foothill Ranch Eye Care ($259 Value)

Foothill Ranch Eye Care

Foothill Ranch

$259 $69

Bilingual optometrist assembles prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses with designer frames by brands such as Nike and Calvin Klein

$1,999 for LASIK Eye Surgery for Both Eyes at LASIK Center Medical Group, Inc. ($4,200 Value)

LASIK Center Medical Group, Inc.

Irvine Business Complex

$4,200 $1,999

A sensor provides the ophthalmologist with patient-specific measurements during surgery, creating vision correction

$1,750 for a Conventional LASIK Surgery for Both Eyes at Laser Eye Center ($4,200 Value)

Laser Eye Center

Multiple Locations

$4,200 $1,750

Surgeons with more than 200,000 total procedures correct vision with a precise laser system and up to one year of follow-up visits

$1,895 for LASIK Surgery for Both Eyes at Feinerman Vision Center ($5,000 Value)

Feinerman Vision Center

Newport Beach

$5,000 $1,895

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Board-certified surgeon Dr. Gregg Feinerman sharpens eyesight by removing blurring tissue from corneas during a 15-minute procedure

$49 for Eye Exam and $150 Toward Lenses and Frames at Eyesite Optometry ($279 Value)

Eyesite Optometry

Multiple Locations

$279 $49

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Community-oriented eyewear boutique with experienced optometrists and on-site lens lab

$69 for an Eye Exam and $150 Toward a Complete Pair of Glasses at Eyestyles For Lifestyles (Up to $244 Value)

Eyestyles For Lifestyles

Multiple Locations

$244 $69

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Optometrists calibrate a fresh prescription during exam then outfit eyes with basic or upgraded glasses or sunglasses

$49 for Exam and Complete Pair of Glasses from Dena M. Mintz, O.D. A Professional Corporation ($237 Value)

Dena M. Mintz, O.D. A Professional Corporation

Corona

$237 $49

After an eye exam, customers choose both frames and lenses for a complete pair of glasses

$1,799 for LASIK Surgery for Both Eyes at Global Eye & Laser ($4,000 Value)

Global Eye & Laser

Multiple Locations

$4,000 $1,799

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Computer-guided laser painlessly reshapes the cornea in order to focus entering light onto the retina, resulting in sharper vision

$59 for an Eye Exam and $150 Toward Prescription Glasses at East Vale Optometry ($270 Total Value)

East Vale Optometry

Mira Loma

$270 $59

Optometrist checks eyes for problems and determines prescription before patients browse a selection of glasses frames

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At Advanced Vision Care Optometry, Dr. Odish presides over a wide range of high-tech eye-assessing equipment. Digital retinal screening and computerized visual-acuity testing gives the doctor detailed views of ocular goings-on, allowing him to diagnose disease, prescribe lenses, or recommend a good pair of mustachioed disguise glasses.

844 East Washington Avenue
El Cajon,
CA
US

When Dr. Barry Katzman opened West Coast Eye Care & Med Spa, he envisioned the space as a small practice that would help locals better enjoy the city’s famous sunsets and beaches. With his expertise—he’s participated in hundreds of studies for advanced treatments—the business quickly took on enough customers to sustain seven offices, a staff of a dozen doctors, and its own language, which outsiders describe as Latin spoken in pig Latin. After outfitting eyes with prescriptions and preventive care, staffers can help them navigate an optical boutique stocked with more than 10,000 designer frames by Dior, Bvlgari, and Tom Ford. Regular performances of more advanced surgeries, such as LASIK, cataract laser procedures, and eyelid lifts, made the staff intrigued about similar aesthetic procedures. As a result, they opened a med spa, where they tighten and brighten skin with injections, rejuvenating laser treatments, and even plastic surgery.

450 Fletcher Pkwy
El Cajon,
CA
US

If you're willing to let someone operate on your eyes with a laser, what's the one thing they better have? Steady hands are important, sure, but how about experience? All told, The LASIK Vision Institute's doctors have performed more than one million eye surgeries at 57 locations nationwide. Across its network, the company has independent veteran surgeons who are all LASIK experts.

Technology has played a major role in LVI?s success, as well. Each location relies on FDA-approved laser technology that results in minimal discomfort and short recovery times, in addition to helping many patients see 20/20 or better.

8881 Fletcher Pkwy
La Mesa,
CA
US

Disguised in wetsuits, flippers, and diving masks, humans almost seem indistinguishable from the scores of aquatic life that thrive among the San Diego coastline. In the water, curious sea lions tug playfully at divers' fins, and thick stalks of kelp wave like Queen Elizabeth telling the gathered crowd to go home already. With access to five separate sites in which to see such wonders, the guides at San Diego Excellent Adventures tailor their adventures?whether snorkeling, diving, or paddling?around the experience level of each tour group, ensuring an easy assimilation to undersea life.

During guided dives along La Jolla Shores, swimmers peer in on frolicking creatures such as lobsters, octopuses, and leopard sharks, and standup paddleboards grant access to Mission Bay's shoreline views previously seen only by terribly lost Venetian gondoliers. Currently the largest manmade bay in the country, Mission is known for its calm waters suited to beginners just learning to explore the ocean.

7701 Fay Ave
La Jolla,
CA
US

With more than 20 years of experience enhancing eyeballs with laser technology, Dr. Sandy T. Feldman helps clear up fuzzy views with a compassionate approach and high-tech tools. Lasik surgery is the most-performed laser vision-correction procedure for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, with a high rate of procedures resulting in clear vision. In a Lasik procedure, the doctor reshapes the cornea with highly precise lasers so that the eye refracts light directly onto the retina, sharpening the eye’s vision. Very similar to Lasik, PRK surgery reshapes the surface of the cornea, rather than tissue under the corneal flap, to improve vision in the same way that Lasik does. The PRK procedure can be a better fit for those with thin corneas, large pupils, or a risk of injury on the job or while participating in sports.

6255 Lusk Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

Dr. Tania Stevens has been administering eye exams for more than 15 years. She doesn't just pinpoint prescriptions—during comprehensive checkups at Optometry Cabana, Dr. Stevens also uses equipment such as retinal cameras and computerized systems to screen for ocular health issues such as glaucoma and cataracts. She's happy to answer any questions you might have about anything from LASIK to vision issues caused by computer use.

Outside of the examination room, friendly staffers—who speak both English and Spanish—help patients peruse a selection of stylish frames from the likes of Ray-Ban, Tiffany, Oakley, and other designers. They can also recommend different types of contacts and tell you how to order them at home via Optometry Cabana's partner company, ReorderContacts.com.

12925 El Camino Real, Suite AA3
San Diego,
CA
US