Vision in Marina

Up to 81% Off Prescription Glasses or Prescription Sunglasses

JCPenney Optical

Northridge Shopping Center

$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.

$35 for $200 Toward Prescription Eyeglasses

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

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

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

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

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

88% Off Eyewear at Stanton Optical

Stanton Optical

Modesto

$245 $30

More than 3,000 prescription glasses and sunglasses from brands such as Armani, Coach, and Nike

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

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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.

1049 Cochrane Rd., Suite 130
Morgan Hill,
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.

1020 El Paseo De Saratoga
San Jose,
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.

2211 Moorpark Ave
San Jose,
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.

3145 Stevens Creek Blvd.
San Jose,
CA
US

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.

20269 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino,
CA
US

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.

3159 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara,
CA
US