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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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We are located in San Francisco's Gift Center and Jewelry Mart in the SoMa neighborhood. We always stand behind our product and that is why we will redo your...

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We now carry the beautiful Pomellato eyewear line! These gorgeous Italian glasses will add a touch of fine jewelry to your everyday look.

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New large metal aviator by RayBan

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#DidYouKnow an #allergy is an overreaction of your immune system that turns normally harmless subjects (allergens) against you.

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When you work at a computer for any length of time, it's common to experience eye strain, blurred vision, red eyes and other symptoms of computer vision syndrome. Ask if computer eyewear might be ... See more

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New styles, trends, colors, etc! Stop by our store to treat yourself to a new pair of sunnies or prescription glasses. We are open every Saturday with free parking in the lot on Brannan between 8th ... See more

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Safety Glasses and Goggles: Your Guide to Protective Eyewear

Want to learn more about safety glasses and goggles? @AllAboutVision has the perfect guide to protective #eyewear for both work and home use:

Find out which types of safety glasses are best for work, home and for sports.

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We are excited for the new 2017 Tom Ford eyewear! Here's a sneak peak.

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Allergies are often hereditary. If you suffer from eye allergies, you may find common supporters within your family!