Vision in Larkspur

Up to 81% Off Prescription Glasses or Prescription Sunglasses

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

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.

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

40% Off Blade-Free LASIK Eye Surgery

LaserVue Eye Center

Multiple Locations

$5,000 $2,999

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

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

Up to 83% Off 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

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

Select Local Merchants

Certified by the American Board of Opticianry, the staffers at 20/20 Optical match faces with a pair of their more than 5,000 frames aided by customer-service chops that earned them a spot on Pacific Sun's Best of Marin Hall of Fame 2012. Their cache of glasses includes haute and stylish frames from designers such as Tom Ford, Lindberg, and Anne Et Valentin, which stand ready to welcome newly crafted single- or multifocal lenses. All lenses are cut with laser technology in 20/20’s own onsite laboratory by certified opticians.

1127 4th St
San Rafael,
CA
US

Registered dispensing optician Patrick Fasano of Focus Opticians personalizes peepers with carefully calibrated lenses and distinctive frames. Scratch-resistant lenses (a $139 value) stylishly block rays while increasing the safety factor of nuzzling equatorial cactuses. Next door to the main show room, Focus Opticians' optical outlet store stocks some designer-name frames as well as closeout and discontinued styles (a $99 value). Each customer also receives a free glasses case and cleaning cloth with his or her purchase. Consultations range from 20 to 30 minutes and conclude with increased clarity, allowing patrons to resume the vision-intensive process of retracing ant footsteps.

356 San Anselmo Ave
San Anselmo,
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.

6500 Fairmount Ave
El Cerrito,
CA
US

Dr. Larry A. Jebrock has rubbed elbows with the finest optometric associations in the nation, from the American Optometric Association to the Academy of Corrective Optometry. His 43 years of service as an optometrist have granted him powerful insight into troubling conditions and issues. His services range from noninvasive vision correction to overcoming reading and learning disabilities through vision reprogramming, which involves detecting issues of perception and emotion as well as a straightforward physical evaluation of the eyes.

He also revitalizes eyes with a natural LASIK alternative, and he is more than willing to give all his patients second opinions and personal phone consultations—which involve him weighing the virtue of a flip phone versus a traditional rotary model.

1702 Novato Blvd
Novato,
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

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.

1700 California St
San Francisco,
CA
US