Reading Glasses, Prescription Eyewear, & Sunglasses

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Prescription Eyewear & Reading Glasses In San Marcos

We invite you to visit one of our two optometrists offices in San Marcos, California to browse our large extensive collection of eye glasses and sunglasses.  We offer a wide range of products from quality budget eyewear, children’s eye glasses, to high end Designer Frames. We also offer a SAME-DAY EYE EXAM & READING GLASSES service for most prescriptions.  Why wait for your glasses when you can get them and see clearly today?

We Focus On Fashionable Frames. Designer & Independent Eyewear Brands Include:

  • Giorgio Armani
  • SALT
  • Persol
  • Longchamp
  • Valentino
  • Tiffany & Co
  • Versace
  • Fysh UK
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Hugo Boss
  • Kate Spade
  • Carrera
  • Prada
  • Silhouette
  • Armani Exchange
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Gucci
  • Bvlgari
  • Tory Burch
  • Oakley
  • Spy
  • Ray Ban
  • Lacoste
  • Many More…
To book an appointment for our Grand Plaza Location on Las Posas Rd:

Please call 760-510-3130 or book ONLINE HERE for Grand Plaza

To book an appointment for our San Elijo Hills Location on San Elijo Rd:

Please call 760-539-7099 or book ONLINE HERE for San Elijo Hills

Our opticians are American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certified and will handle your eye wear needs with competence and can be trusted to provide quality services including: frame adjustments, nose pad adjustments and replacement, proper frame selection for your face shape, and contact lens training and education. Our opticians double check each glasses and contact lens order to ensure that the glasses and contact lenses you receive are exactly what the doctor prescribed!

Frequently Asked Eyewear Questions

How long does it take to get new glasses

Most glasses take two to three weeks.  If an insurance lab is used, then that will determine primarily how long it takes, as we must send them to the specified insurance lab.  Single vision options are available within an hour at our office.

What are the different lens types?

Eyeglasses are available in many different variations, but there are five main lens types: single vision, bifocals, trifocals, progressives, and occupational lenses. 

What types of single vision is available?

Single vision lenses can be made to any point of vision.  Most common areas of vision are distance, intermediate, or near vision, but an optometrist can write a prescription set for a specified distance. Such as single vision glasses specifically for a sewing machine, playing the piano, or a set computer monitor distance.

What are bifocals?

Bifocals have a set noticeable half-moon notch on the lower area of the lens that allows for a different area of vision.  The most common bifocal type is distance with near vision in the bifocal area.

What are trifocals?

Trifocals are not as common anymore due to the rise of progressive lenses.  Trifocals are similar to bifocals but have a second notch above the first. Trifocals are distance on the larger top portion of the lens, intermediate in the first notch, and near vision on the notch below that.

What are progressives?

Progressives, also known as PALs (Progressive Adaptive Lenses), are the most popular type of multi-vision lenses available.  Unlike trifocals that have a notch, these lenses also provide more than three areas of vision and without the noticeable notches.  They also come in different levels of quality, which in the higher levels allow for smooth and seamless transition in all areas of vision.

What are occupational lenses?

Occupational lenses are designed to allow the wearer to see all working distances such as a computer and near vision in one lens, or a workspace lens that has a section on the top for work presentations, with computer and reading on the bottom.

How long does it take to adapt to a new prescription?

Most new prescription adaptations take about two weeks on average.  Longer adaptation periods are highly dependent on factors such as a new wearer of glasses, if there was a big prescription change from a prior pair, as well as frame and lens choice.

What is recommended to clean my glasses with?

Non-alcohol-based lens cleaner is recommended for all lens types and coatings, but gentle hand soap and water can also be used.  It is important to use a clean microfiber cloth.

How often should I wash my microfiber cloth?

We recommend that you clean your cloth every few weeks to prevent oil and dirt buildup.  A dirty cloth will actually spread around oil and debris, which could potentially scratch the lenses.

How do I clean my glasses?

First apply a thin layer of lens cleaning solution to both sides and then use your microfiber cloth to remove any oils and dirt in a circular motion moving outward.  To get the inner corners or the lenses use your fingernails for help. 

What is an optical lab?

An optical lab is capable of manufacturing all different types of lenses specifically for optical use in both clear and sunglass lenses.

Where are optical labs located?

The labs we use are all located within California, except for Davis Vision, which is located in Texas.  These labs must follow U.S. ANSI standards that ensure lens quality. Labs outside the U.S. do not have to follow these standards. 

What are ANSI standards?

ANSI (American National Standards Institute) is a non-profit that sets quality standards, including in the eyewear industry.  They ensure prescriptions are within tolerance of sphere, cylinder, axis, prism, and add-power. If a lens is not within their specified ranges, then it will not pass quality inspection.


To book an appointment for our Grand Plaza Location on Las Posas Rd:

Please call 760-510-3130 or book ONLINE HERE for Grand Plaza

To book an appointment for our San Elijo Hills Location on San Elijo Rd:

Please call 760-539-7099 or book ONLINE HERE for San Elijo Hills