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At Veo Optics, you can find the latest eyewear from Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, and Tag Heuer all in one place. More than 10,000 frames line the walls at their five San Francisco shops, waiting for new prescription lenses to make them whole. Veo was founded by Jade Peo and celebrity stylist James Peo to outfit customers with frames that suit their face shape, personality, and desire for high-quality brands. The staff of opticians and stylists work side-by-side to find the right pair of glasses for each client and match them with the right lenses, be they regular single-focus, polarized, or transition lenses that quickly adjust to natural light and solar eclipses.

2101 Market Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Optical Works, Phoenix Optical, and Fine Arts Optical have manufactured frames by hand for more than 70 years, resulting in a cache of tens of thousands of contemporary styles as well as more than 3 million unused vintage frames. Artisans handcraft each pair of glasses in French or Italian factories using materials such as bamboo, buffalo and ram horn, traditional metal, and plastics to customize specs and keep up with current ocular trends. A prescription lab forges custom lenses that fit into frames, enhancing vision with polarized sunglasses, hidden bifocals, special coatings, and hard-to-fit prescriptions for nearsighted third eyes. Each store showcases around 3,000 different pairs of frames that both emulate the looks of celebrities and suit individuals’ styles.

888 Valencia St
San Francisco,
CA
US

One look at the kids streaming out of high school in the afternoon proves it: nerd culture is hot and glasses are cool. Probably cooler than they’ve ever been. For over 100 years, Stamper Family Optometry on Mission Street has been hooking the near- and farsighted up with new specs – even flourishing during the decades when people braved hard contact lenses just to avoid being seen as a four-eyes. Now that chunky plastic frames are found even on adolescent girls, this multilingual, fourth-generation business with the largest stock of glasses in the city is staying abreast of the Mission’s latest transformations. Bespectacled ladies and gents who know that frames are the most important accessories of all trust Stamper to keep them looking sexy and able to read even the tiniest of eyesight charts.

2508 Mission St
San Francisco,
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.

1833 Fillmore St.
San Francisco,
CA
US

As a board-certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Sheena Kong knows how to look after the inner workings of the body. But her additional training in beauty injections and resurfacing lasers helps her keep the outside looking good, too. A native of Shanghai, she can communicate with her clients in either English or Mandarin, helping her clearly communicate all available treatment options and the punch lines of knock-knock jokes. Clients can also find obtain a wide range of available treatments, including Ultherapy, Smartlipo, Thermage skin tightening, Fraxel laser skin resurfacing, IPL, laser hair removal, laser vein removal, Juvederm, and Latisse.

1375 Sutter Street
San Francisco,
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.

901 Market Street
San Francisco,
CA
US