The Monetta family has been helping Bay Area locals see for nearly 60 years. At Eyes in Disguise and Dr. Monetta Optometry, Dr. Robert Monetta O.D. proudly carries on his father's practice that he took over nearly 30 years ago. He uses his own experience to expertly screen patients of all ages for vision loss and chronic eye conditions. At either of Dr. Monetta's optical shops, patients can choose from stylish handmade frames or brand-name pieces from Kazuo Kawasaki, Gucci, and Prada, and can also count on superior patient care and customer service.
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.
With multiple degrees in the sciences and optometry, Dr. Judy Nguyen uses her wealth of optical expertise to outfit blurry-eyed customers with an array of designer specs. The family eye-care practice provides comprehensive eye exams and screenings and accepts 10 insurance providers, accommodating the peepers of young and old with fashion-forward adult frames by Ray-Ban and Versace and kids' styles by Disney and Sight for Students. Dr. Nguyen and her amiable staff help patients select the right styles of eyewear without being pushy or insulting their previous Krazy Straw frames.
What distinguishes Silicon Valley Eye Physicians? For starters, comprehensive eye care. We offer all vision subspecialties under one roof, from contacts to cataracts. Secondly, leading technology in a world-class facility. We are renowned for our eye care and offer one of the finest private practices in the Bay Area.
At San Jose Laser Center, Dr. Gregory H. Phan MD leads a team of professionals dedicated to maintaining their clients' eye health and razor-sharp vision. They treat eyes with LASIK and cataract surgery, and outfit them with contact lenses, a wide selection of frames, and monocles for third eyes with astigmatism. The staff can accommodate a diverse client base, as they speak a cumulative total of seven languages, including Cantonese, Spanish, and Panjabi.
Murrieta Optometry outfits eyeballs in style with a selection of more than 1,000 frames and keeps peepers primed with comprehensive ocular-health screenings. Like a reality TV show about Lewis and Clark, the comprehensive eye exam ($129) prevents visionary duos from fading into obsolescence, digitally zeroing in on prescription needs, checking for blind spots, and assessing retina health. The optical-coherence tomography ($39) peeks into the dusty corners of a client's peepers, checking for warning signs of glaucoma and other retinal maladies. Customize specs by fitting lenses ($79+ for glasses; $94+ for sunglasses) into frames culled from an enormous selection of designer brands such as Juicy Couture ($210) and Ray-Ban ($133). Murrieta stands behind its lens and frames for a full year, reworking defective spectacles until vision is clearer than Casper's face after being wiped with an Oxy pad.
The physicians at Spectrum Eye Laser Center reach into the future and snatch technology from it to permanently correct their patients’ vision. Like the all the toys of a future supervillain, all of the facility’s treatment options involve lasers. There’s LASIK, which permanently reshapes the cornea from behind a carefully incised flap, and Epi-LASIK, which bypasses the incisions altogether. Monovision sharpens up vision by leaving one eye far-sighted and one near-sighted, and is suited for older patients. All of these procedures are performed with a VISX Star S4 IR device, and use Wavefront’s precise technology to create tailor-made procedures.