115 E. 3rd Ave. San Mateo, CA 94401 Corner of San Mateo Drive (a block away from the Mills Health Center and two blocks from the Central Recreation Center and Park). There are plenty of on-street metered parking spaces surrounding the store, which is easily accessible from N. El Camino Real (Route 82) at E. Third Ave.
If you are taking public transportation, we are within walking distance of the San Mateo Caltrain.
Get Directions

Store Hours

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

Contact Info


Read Reviews

Exclusive Offers

Only at Site for Sore Eyes San Mateo

Complete Pair of
Designer Eyeglasses
From Ann Taylor, Kenneth Cole, Lucky Brand, Gap or Fila*
with single-vision CR-39 lenses
HD Digital
Progressive lenses**
$100 OFF
Precision View logo
Current wearers Acuvue® Brand
Contact Lenses
Save Up To
In Repurchase Rewards
Exterior Store Front Photo
Exterior Store Front Photo

Why choose Site for Sore Eyes San Mateo?

Site for Sore Eyes in San Mateo features the most complete collection of eyewear, sunglasses, ophthalmic lenses and contact lenses for children as well as adults. We’ll spend the time that you need to be trained in how to use and insert your new contact lenses as well as how to keep the lenses clean. Our showroom has a superb selection of specialty eyewear from such well-known brands as Michael Kors, Nautica, Guess, Fendi, and many others. If you’re not completely happy with any product, you have a full 30 days to exchange it. At Site for Sore Eyes, we use only top optical lenses (from providers such as Carl Zeiss), along with the most advanced technology. Whatever your eye care needs, the professionals at Site for Sore Eyes on E. Third Ave in San Mateo, CA are here to help you.

Specialty Services
Computer Progressive Lenses

Eye Exams & Affordable Eye Care in San Mateo

Welcome to Site for Sore Eyes in the heart of downtown San Mateo. Our eye care experts combine knowledgeable and courteous service with extraordinary prices. This store is expertly managed by owner Alex Bezverkh. For your convenience, comprehensive eye exams are provided by Dr. Jennifer Lin, Independent Doctor of Optometry. She will take all the time that is necessary to explain the procedures during the eye exam, their findings, and answer any of your questions. The skilled staff of Site for Sore Eyes is committed to providing professional advice and training on new eyeglasses, contact lenses and designer frames, along with adjustments and fittings. Eye exam appointments are easy to make, and we offer valuable coupons and honor most insurance plans.

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.

  • Burberry
  • Capri Optics
  • Coach
  • De Stijl
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Entourage of 7
  • Fysh
  • Koali
  • Lightec
  • Miyagi
  • Modo
  • Ogi
  • Prada
  • Prodesign
  • Ray-Ban®
  • Ray-Ban Jr
  • Roger
  • Vera Wang
  • Versace
  • Vogue

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
  • Coast to Coast Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Great-West
  • Health Net
  • March Vision Care
  • National Vision Administrators, L.L.C.
  • Optum Health Care
  • Principal
  • Spectera
  • Vision Plan of America

Don’t see your insurance listed? Call this store at 650-347-1500 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. Jennifer Lin

Photo of Dr. Jennifer Lin

Doctor Hours

Mon 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Tue 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Thu 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Fri 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Sat 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Special Doctor Hours

Or upon request - please call for details.

Meet Our Doctor: Dr. Jennifer Lin

Dr. Jennifer Lin OD is a glaucoma certified optometrist trained to detect and manage macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, child vision development issues and other blinding eye disease.

Her training was in Chicago at the Illinois College of Optometry, the oldest and largest facility dedicated to the study of optometric care. She received their Trustee’s Scholarship in 2006, and went on to present a research poster at the American Academy of Optometry in 2009. Her most rewarding experience as a doctor was four days in Arequipa, Peru with a group of fifteen volunteers giving exams and eye wear to over a thousand of the neediest people in the community. In the USA she is a board member of the San Mateo Optometric Society, donates doctor time and equipment to Project Homeless Connect and Samaritan House. She has wanted to be an optometrist since the 6th grade and can’t imagine a career doing anything else.

*On purchase of select frames from Ann Taylor, Kenneth Cole, Lucky Brand, Gap or Fila with single-vision CR-39 plastic lenses. Inventory will vary by location. Cannot be combined with insurance or other offers. Other restrictions may apply. See store for details. Offer expires 08/31/24. **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 08/31/24. Offer valid on purchase of eligible supply quantities of ACUVUE® branded contact lenses at participating retail locations from 01/01/2024 - 06/30/2024. See full terms and conditions at and complete online reward form within 60 days of purchase. [AS102300 PP2023AMB6974]