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Costco

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Eye exam done elsewhere. Adequate selection of frames. Price for frame and... - Jul 30, 2019

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Kaiser Permanente

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Good service for my wife who our regular optometrist couldn't come up with... - Nov 07, 2016

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LensCrafters

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I go to the LensCrafters in Mountain View and the staff there is excellent!... - May 06, 2020

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Site For Sore Eyes

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Very rude service and attitude from Mary in Fremont store - Aug 24, 2017

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UC Berkeley Meredith Morgan Optometric Eye Center

200 Minor Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 510-642-2020

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Great service but you pay for it. - Apr 25, 2020

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For Eyes

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This used to be a low-priced store, but they have been acquired by a company... - Aug 22, 2018

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Costco

300 Vintage Way
Novato, CA 94945 415-899-8538

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Can't beat them for selection and quality of service. - Oct 03, 2018

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Costco

4801 Central Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 510-898-2001

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You may have to wait longer than you want but they're worth it. Knowledgeable... - Mar 31, 2020

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Kaiser Permanente

3772 Howe St
Oakland, CA 94611 510-752-6198

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Very good opticians and vision essentials. - May 04, 2020

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Costco

2400 Monument Blvd
Concord, CA 94520 925-566-4001

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I can get a pair of trifocals glasses ( 2 lenses and frame) with... - Aug 29, 2019

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Costco

450 10th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 415-626-4288

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Extra charge if frames not puchased at Costco. - Oct 04, 2018

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Kaiser Permanente

320 Lennon Ln
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 925-906-2156

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quality of lenses are not as good as my old Costco glasses, and the prices... - Apr 27, 2020

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Costco

1000 N Rengstorff Ave
Mountain View, CA 94043 650-386-8020

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They repaired a pair of glasses I stepped on for free. - Feb 03, 2019

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Costco

1900 Davis St
San Leandro, CA 94577 510-562-6154

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I had an eye examination here. the doctor was very nice, prompt and answered... - Apr 27, 2019

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Costco

2300 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063 650-385-6591

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Good place for value. - May 03, 2020

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Kaiser Permanente

1033 3rd St
San Rafael, CA 94901 415-482-6733

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My rating is only for optometrist Paul Yee, O.D. - Jan 19, 2018

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Costco

150 Lawrence Station Rd
Sunnyvale, CA 94086 408-739-3043

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The help for choosing the products is minimal. It is mostly self service. - Sep 15, 2013

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Kaiser Permanente

710 Lawrence Expy #474
Santa Clara, CA 95051 408-851-4000

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Kaiser optical went through a very long drought, but these numbers are misleading.... - Jan 23, 2019

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Livermore Optometry Group

1800 4th St
Livermore, CA 94550 925-750-8847

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I have been a customer for thirty years. They have always provided outstanding... - Jun 27, 2017

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Mountain View Optometry

495 Castro St
Mountain View, CA 94041 650-967-0200

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Great selection. VSP prices are OK. Retail prices are high. Service can... - Apr 25, 2020

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