Voted Best Eyewear in 2016

Experience Elan Optical

A brick and mortar store known for personal service, Elan Optical was established in 1986. Over the years it has grown to become one of the most competitive independent optical stores in Northern California.

We offer the largest selection of designer frames and sunglasses in the Bay Area. Our optical lab is considered to be one of the best in the United States. Elan Optical's professional staff are experts in finding the right frame for your face and specific needs.

Our Designers

Learn more about the fantastic designers we work with to give you the best selection of frames in the Bay Area.


Learn more about the fantastic optical companies we work with to give you the best selection of lenses and lens options in the Bay Area.


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QUIZ: How Much Do You Really Know About Blue Light?

What is #BlueLight anyway? How much do you know? Take the @SeikoVision quiz to find out!

Are you prepared to answer questions from your eye care practice patients about blue light? Take the quiz to test your blue light IQ!

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Happy international women's day. A bold frame for a bold woman by Gucci. Cheers!

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We have waited patiently to receive "the new" Gucci eyewear and it's finally here! We love showing new trends to our customers, so be sure to stop by our store to get the first glance at the fabulous ... See more

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Robert La Roche

A creative and fun approach by Robert LaRoche eyewear, all shot and developed by a local San Franciscan Michael Shindler

take a look behind the scenes - creating tintype photography - robert la roche photoshoot by Michael Shindler

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Cataract Symptoms, Treatment & Surgery | Prevea Health

#DidYouKnow cataracts are not contagious! They cannot spread from one eye to the other, even within the same person.

The symptoms of early cataract may be improved with new eyeglasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses, or magnifying lenses. If these measures do not help, surgery is the only effective ... See more

1 month ago
7 Amazing Facts About Your Eyes | Visual.ly

Want to impress your friends with some amazing eye facts? Check out this infographic from @Visually:

7 Amazing Facts About Your Eyes is an infographic by online contact lens retailer Lenstore. Check it out to learn fun facts about blue-eyed people, ho

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Elan Optical - Bay Area A-List

We are nominated as the best eyewear store in the Bay Area. We need your vote to help us win!