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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.

Optical

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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15 hours ago
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!

6 days ago
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Alleviate computer vision syndrome by following the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break and look at something 20 feet away.

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We are open every Saturday from 10:30am-4:00pm with FREE parking on Brannan Street (between 8th and 9th).

1 week ago

Namaste! Maui Jims available at Elan Optical

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Gear up! There's more to lose than the game. Wear protective #eyewear.

2 weeks ago

Don’t let the glare steal the glisten. Maui Jims available at Elan Optical. #wearpolar

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A fresh pair of shades is the perfect way to express your love to your Valentine this year! Or, make it simple by purchasing your special Valentine an Elan Optical Gift Certificate!

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We have the largest selection of Maui Jim sunglasses in the area! Get your pair of plano or prescription Maui Jims at Elan Optical to see why they are considered to be the best lenses out there! Our ... See more

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Myth: Benjamin Franklin invented #bifocals. Fact: English optician Samuel Pierce invented bifocals around 1775.

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Have #eyewear you no longer use? Donate them via the @lionsclub Recycle for Sight program and change someone's life!