Providing Exceptional Eye Care In the Bay Area Since 1983

We Never Overlook the Importance of Your Vision

We are Optical Illusions of San Mateo, a leading optometry clinic and eyewear boutique in the Bay Area. Our philosophy is simple: to provide unparalleled eye care to our valued patients. From comprehensive eye exams to dry eye therapy to laser eye surgery consultations, when you’re in our care, we work hard to provide the best experience. We have a highly knowledgeable team, the latest in eye care technology, and the best selection of products available.

When you walk through our doors, you can rest assured your vision and eye health is in the best hands.

Our Practice

The Difference Between Seeing…and Being Seen

Glasses do more than improve your vision; they’re an extension of your personality. If you want glasses, you’ll love and the expertise of a qualified eyewear specialist, look no further than Optical Illusions of San Mateo. We pride ourselves on having one of the most extensive eyewear collections in the Bay Area: from local brand favorites to unique designer frames to exclusive international lines, we have a style for everyone. Our eyewear stylists are trained in color profile, face shape, and fit techniques, so you’ll leave our clinic with glasses that perfectly suit you and your lifestyle.

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Our Location

Our location in the prestigious Hillsdale Shopping Center (beside Nordstrom) means we are open seven days a week and have an abundance of parking.

To better serve your vision needs, we provide evening appointments and offer services in Chinese, Spanish, and English.

Come see us today!


194 Hillsdale Shopping Center
San Mateo, CA 94403

Contact Information

Phone: (650) 341-8080
Fax: (650) 341-8565
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

10 AM7 PM
10 AM7 PM
10 AM7 PM
10 AM7 PM
10 AM7 PM
10 AM7 PM

Our Services

Our In-House Lab

Once our friendly staff has helped you pick your amazing new frames, the next step is to fit them with lenses. Usually, this process involves outsourcing to a third party and can lead to long wait times and often extra fees.

Our convenient in-house lab allows us to get your glasses back to you in record time. And if your lenses are scratched or broken, we’re able to replace them quickly.

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