Based in the Marina District of San Francisco, San Francisco Optics by Alexander Daas is conveniently located just minutes away from the Golden Gate Bridge. We focus on bringing you the most unique independent eyewear from all over the world, traveling to major trade shows to preview new styles several months in advance of their first release.
Browse over 1,000 carefully selected options throughout our 1,500 square foot storefront, with the support of our skilled eyewear stylists trained to identify the right blend of medical and fashion characteristics, helping guide you in selecting the right frame shape and lens that will make you feel and look good.
Whether you’d like to stop by for a picture with the Marina district’s famous Ducati motorcycle in our storefront window, grab a treat for your pup, or play our classic Schimmel piano, our eyewear stylists love it when locals stop by. If you’d like to make a private appointment for privacy, please book a styling.
With first access to international designs for sunglasses, eyeglasses, and the top lenses in the business, we carry Alexander Daas, Barton Perreira, Gold & Wood, MYKITA, Persol, Ray-Ban, Robert Marc, SALT, TAVAT, Thierry Lasry, and Tom Ford. Our lens selection is vast ranging from free-form and digital HD-quality lenses to Shamir, Zeiss, Varilux, Seiko and more.
We offer prescription lenses including single vision lenses, progressive lenses, bifocal and trifocal lenses, office lenses, computer / intermediate lenses, and reading / near-vision lenses. All of these prescription glasses can be made with a range of materials including plastic, polycarbonate, trivex, and high index. Treatment options include anti-reflective coating, polarized, and transition / photochromic.
All of our lenses have scratch resistance and UV protection included and your prescription glasses can be made as ophthalmic (clear lenses) or even prescription sunglasses. We are one of the few opticians with a state of the art lab on-site so that we can craft your lenses into your frame with higher quality and precision than what would result from sending your frame out to a mass production or insurance lab.