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Costco

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They were very fast and half the price of former provider. - Nov 16, 2020

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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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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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Kaiser Permanente

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i have only had one eye exam with Kaiser and was satisfied with outcome. - Dec 10, 2020

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Walmart

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UC Berkeley Meredith Morgan Optometric Eye Center

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

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A very thorough eye exam and an enormous selection of frames and lens types. - Apr 25, 2021

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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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Costco

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

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Not a lot of choices in frames, but the work is good, the people are nice and... - Aug 10, 2021

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Costco

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

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COSTCO (Richmond) offers a good selection of quality eyewear at excellent... - Sep 19, 2021

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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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Warby Parker

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This is for the Corte Madera, CA Store. - Sep 19, 2021

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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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Kaiser Permanente

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

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Customer orientation and attention to detail have improved markedly over the... - Aug 11, 2021

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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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Costco

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

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High quality of service and excellent prices! - Jan 21, 2021

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Costco

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

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Needed 2 new pair of glasses (1 for driving and driving sunglasses).... - Aug 11, 2021

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Costco

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

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I have purchased ALL my eyewear from Costco for over 20 years. They are OUTSTANDING... - Apr 07, 2021

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Kaiser Permanente

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

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I arrived w/o appointment. Was accommodated immediately and given excellent... - Sep 18, 2021

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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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