Vision in El Cerrito

Prescription Glasses, Prescription Sunglasses, and Multifocal Glasses at JCPenney Optical (Up to 81% Off)

JCPenney Optical

Multiple Locations

$290 $55

Shop stocks wide array of designer frames from brands such as Stafford, Liz Claiborne, Lulu Guinness, and Nicole Miller

$20 for $150 Toward a Complete Pair of Eyeglasses with a Free Second Pair 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.

$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

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

$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

$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

$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

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

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Dr. William Ellis sharpened his corneal crafting skills at the side of Professor Syvatslov Fyodorov, the father of modern radial keratotomy, and has since completed more than 50,000 LASIK procedures in his career. With a keen focus on personal attention and individual patient needs, he performs every laser vision surgery at all six Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center locations, relying on an armory of advanced technology to map eye terrain, correct vision, and prepare patrons to work as a chameleon’s parole officer. Further showcasing his knowledge on the subject, Dr. Ellis has written a medical textbook on eye surgery entitled Keratotomy Surgery for Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism.

6500 Fairmount Ave
El Cerrito,
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.

2174 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley,
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

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.

829 Broadway
Oakland,
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