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.
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.
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.
The Monetta family has been helping Bay Area locals see for nearly 60 years. At Eyes in Disguise and Dr. Monetta Optometry, Dr. Robert Monetta O.D. proudly carries on his father's practice that he took over nearly 30 years ago. He uses his own experience to expertly screen patients of all ages for vision loss and chronic eye conditions. At either of Dr. Monetta's optical shops, patients can choose from stylish handmade frames or brand-name pieces from Kazuo Kawasaki, Gucci, and Prada, and can also count on superior patient care and customer service.
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.