Shop stocks wide array of designer frames from brands such as Stafford, Liz Claiborne, Lulu Guinness, and Nicole Miller
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Shelves brim with 1,500 couture glasses frames from designers such as Marc Jacobs and Gucci
Glasses frames have come a long way from the clunky, squarish black frames that were originally used to punish children for squinting in church. Choice Vision offers a plethora of sophisticated, stylish, and comfortable frames from designer brands such as Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Dior, Gucci, and the guiding light of global fashion, SpongeBob SquarePants. Ladies will find the perfect design to adjective their vocation of choice with "hip," while dudes can score some retro frames that surround their head in a glittering haze of irony. Frames range from $75 to more than $500.
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.
Eclipse Eyewear fashions chic sunglasses from a selection of 1,500 frames from high-end brands such as Chanel, Prada, and Versace. Luxurious shades stand against walls and look out from display cases, eager to slide over patrons' eyes to shield them from harsh rays or pigeons' attempts to make eye contact and demand breadcrumbs.
Pacific Beach Surf Shop opened in 1962 and is the oldest of its kind in San Diego, making it the ideal place to learn how to conquer the motion of the ocean. Whether you are a true beginner or a modest dolphin, the 90-minute lesson will have surfers of all rank take to the waves with the confidence of a pro under the nearly gilled guidance of Pacific Beach's surf instructors. Highly trained and experienced, the instructors work closely with students to help them realize their deep-downest aquatic ambitions by passing along time-honored tricks of the trade. Classes are kept small—limited to three to five students—ensuring said individualized attention and reducing the chance that someone else with your initials will be there to falsely claim your monogrammed beach towel.
Optylux owner Helmut Igel wants his customers to wear eyewear that they feel is just as fashionable as the latest designer clothes. That's why his eyewear boutique imports handcrafted frames from the Italian eyewear company Ete and the German eyewear company Flair. Ete is the only eyewear line in the world that puts real pheasant feathers inlaid in its frames, and Flair glasses, which take days to complete by hand and come in more than 20 designs, can be customized with inset stones, cutouts, faceting, and tattooing. Optylux is also the exclusive U.S. distributor of these brands, ensuring a full look of the entire eyewear collection.
Dedicated to customer service, satisfaction, and health, Aliso Optometry's peeper professionals will greet visitors with a glistening eye-smile before leading the way to a cozy office for a thorough eyeball investigation. During the comprehensive exam, a certified all-seeing eye will gaze into your gazers, using top-of-the-line ocular gadgetry to test visual acuity, pupil reflexes, eye pressure and alignment, peripheral vision, corneal curvature, anterior and posterior eye health, and the barometric pressure of your soul. Using a series of capital letters and queries, the doctor will also ascertain the current prescription needed to correct your sight. In addition to conditioning peepers for staring-contest championshiphood, receiving regular eye check-ups can prevent eye disease or catch pesky problems in their earliest stages.
At Eyestyles For Lifestyles, skilled optometrists calibrate prescriptions for lenses that are ground in onsite express labs. The eyewear technicians slip the quickly created lenses into frames from designers such as Gucci and Juicy Couture, turning out vision-enhancing creations that flatter faces better than a close-talking admirer. They also guard against the glare of the sun with prescription sunglasses, and clients can order contact lenses from brands including Bausch & Lomb.
Eye Society is a retail concept developed by eyewear connoisseurs. Our ultimate quest is to sell products of unquestionable quality and absolute design integrity. Our collections are original and stand alone. We make efforts to avoid the allure of mass-marketed, non-exclusive brands that dominate today's marketplace.
SEED People's Market offers a miscellany of handmade, recycled, and eco-friendly clothing, accessories, and home goods inside a 12,000-square-foot environmentally friendly department store. Bath products such as organic shampoo ($35) sit hygienically alongside organic bath mitts crafted from bamboo ($6). You'll also find a large collection of Patagonia clothing, footwear, and outdoor gear made from responsibly sourced materials, such as the recycled polyester found in the men's Classic Retro-X jacket ($199). Keep feet light and free from the spiritual burden of steel clogs or tar pits with the naked Maui moc, made with breathable hemp and a polyester air-mesh lining ($75). Today's deal lets you stock up on gear and garb for a camping trip, which will make finding Sasquatch less of a pipe dream and more of an inevitable consequence.
Grossmont Nutrition & Gifts carries vitamins, herbal supplements, cards, gardening supplies, party goods, and assorted gifts.
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.
An icon in the Fashion Valley, Anthropologie is a magnet to savvy shoppers who gravitate to this lifestyle boutique for its eclectic and stylish wares. The sales team takes pride in the artistic displays that wow people passing by the storefront window, whether it’s cutting-edge clothing or dreamy home décor. This spacious store explodes with color and charisma at reasonable prices, whether one is seeking a new outfit or the perfect gift for a friend. Anthropologie dazzles with its treasure trove of aromatic soaps, monogramed mugs, elegant glassware, eye-catching plates, decorative pillows, linens, candles, jewelry and more. Calypso wall tiles, bird murals or a dizzying array of beautiful wallpapers add splashes of color to any home, and make stepping inside the shop a unique and funky experience.
At University Foot and Ankle Specialists, Dr. Richard Tu draws upon his training at notable institutions including St. Mary's Medical Center, UCSF, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Cambridge Hospital at Harvard. Armed with years of experience—as well as the ability to speak English, Vietnamese, and conversational Spanish—, Dr. Tu specializes in repairing flat feet, performing laser toenail treatments, and fixing failed foot and ankle surgeries. In addition, he treats calluses and plantar fasciitis.
Led by Dr. Esfandiari, the staff at San Diego Eye Care performs eye exams for patients of all ages, from kids who need checkups to adults who suffer from dry eyes or diabetes. Their expertise doesn’t end there, though; they also fit their patients for glasses and contact lenses—including spherical, rigid gas-permeable, and multifocal contacts. For those who want to ditch their glasses altogether, the eye experts offer consultations for LASIK vision-correcting surgery.