2213 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94704 In Constitution Square (between Kittredge Street and Allston Way) in downtown Berkeley, right by Bart Station.
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Store Hours

10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm


Tuesday, July 4th, 2023: CLOSED

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with single-vision CR-39 lenses*
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Why choose Site for Sore Eyes Berkeley?

The original Site for Sore Eyes store opened in Berkeley back in 1979 and set the benchmark for our brand. The founder of this Site for Sore Eyes location, prided himself in providing the community with high quality eyewear with fast and courteous service from the sales staff, opticians and optometrists. For over 40 years, Site for Sore Eyes in Berkeley has been the leading provider of eye care, thanks in part to our incredible selection of designer frames from brands such as Ray Ban, Gucci, Escada, Penguin, OGI, Valentino, Carolina Herrera and many more. We are committed to providing you and your family with the best eye care and exceptional customer service possible. That’s why we offer a satisfaction guarantee on everything you purchase. If you’re not completely satisfied with any product, you have a full 30 days to exchange it. We accept CareCredit® and most insurance plans for your convenience. Visit the original Site for Sore Eyes store at 2213 Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley, CA and you’ll find out why our store quickly became a leading provider of eyewear, and other optical products and services in Northern California.

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Eye Exams & Affordable Eye Care in Berkeley

The Site for Sore Eyes store in Berkeley, CA is your one-stop solution for all of your eye care needs. From state-of-the-art eye examinations by Dr. Peter Visendi (Independent Doctor of Optometry at Site for Sore Eyes – Berkeley) to an incredible selection of eyewear products and services, we’re proud to offer everything that you and your family may need to enjoy crystal clear vision and healthy eyes. Our comprehensive eye exams are conducted using the latest technology in optical testing equipment, Our comprehensive eye exams are conducted using the latest technology in optical testing equipment, so you can you can feel confident that your prescription (should you need one) is accurate. If you need eyeglasses or contact lenses – you’re in luck! Site for Sore Eyes is home to Berkeley’s largest selection of eyewear and contacts. Whether you are looking for discount frames, designer eyewear, specialty lenses, sports eyewear, sunglasses, or contact lenses, Site for Sore Eyes is where you can find them all – and for less than anywhere else.

Our Brands

We carry popular designer brands and the latest styles to fit your style and budget. Stop by your neighborhood Site for Sore Eyes location to view our complete collection.

  • Adin Thomas
  • Airlock
  • Altair
  • Bebe
  • Bongo
  • Calvin Klein
  • Carolina Herrera
  • Chloe
  • Cinzia
  • Cole Haan
  • Cote D’Azur
  • Daisy Fuentes
  • David Benjamin
  • Disney
  • DVF
  • Escada
  • Flexon
  • Flexure
  • Gold Coast
  • Gucci
  • Inspira
  • INVU Eyewear
  • Joseph Abboud
  • Kate Spade
  • Lacoste
  • Leon Max
  • Max Studio
  • Michael Kors
  • Michael Ryen
  • Nautica
  • Nike
  • Nike Flexon
  • Nine West
  • Oakley®
  • Ogi
  • Penguin
  • Project Runway
  • Randy Jackson
  • Ray-Ban®
  • Ray-Ban Jr
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Scott Harris
  • Seraphin
  • Sophia Loren
  • State
  • Stetson
  • Valentino
  • Vera Wang
  • Via Spiga

Vision Plans We Accept

In most cases, we are able to bill your vision insurance provider directly, thereby saving you time and out-of-pocket expenses for whatever your visit was for: eyeglasses, eyewear, contact lenses, or eye exams. The plans we accept include:

  • Aetna
  • Avesis
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Clarity Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Great-West
  • Health Net
  • Medical Eye Services, Ltd.
  • National Vision Administrators, L.L.C.
  • Optum Health Care
  • Principal
  • Safeguard
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Vision Plan of America

Don’t see your insurance listed? Call this store at 510-841-6963 to check for additional accepted insurance plans.

Use your FSA (flex spending account) and HSA (health savings account) funds on eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses!

Meet Our Doctor: Dr. Peter Visendi

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Doctor Hours

Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meet Our Doctor: Dr. Peter Visendi

Dr. Peter Visendi is an Independent Doctor of Optometry. He offers eye exams and is conveniently located at Site for Sore Eyes in Berkeley, California.

*On purchase of featured L'Amy America brand frames (Ann Taylor, Champion or Nicole Miller) with single-vision CR-39 plastic lenses. At participating locations. Inventory will vary by location. Cannot be combined with insurance or other offers. Other restrictions may apply. See store for details. Offer expires 09/30/23. **With purchase of frames. Valid on Precision View brand progressive lenses or similar. Cannot be combined with insurance or other offers. Other restrictions may apply. See store for details. Offer expires 09/30/23. Purchase an eligible supply of ACUVUE® branded contact lenses from 07/01/23 to 12/31/23 and register for MyACUVUE® on to complete online reward form within 60 days of purchase and see full Terms and Conditions and other requirements