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Look Beyond the Lens

A trick of the light? Not this time: these perfect glasses are real, and they’re yours.

At Optical Illusions of San Mateo, we are passionate about style, innovation, and quality. Our collection of frames and lenses takes you past the cutting-edge of optic wear. Experience clarity, confidence, and delight as reality sets in – you’ve finally found the perfect pair of glasses.

The Laboratory

We couldn’t make your eyewear dreams come true without learning how to do it ourselves. Our in-house lab services mean that you have your new glasses as soon as possible.

Having an on-site optical fabrication laboratory has many benefits. For starters, it allows us to provide you with the genuinely exceptional craftsmanship you’ve come to expect from us. It also means we can make adjustments and repairs as needed – so that you can get back to your life as soon as possible.

We are proud of our carefully curated collection, which includes a wide variety of exquisite brands, styles, and designs. From exclusive materials to leading innovations, our frame selection offers so much more than initially meets the eye.

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Born in Brooklyn

Born in Brooklyn is next-level quality eyewear for go-getters everywhere, inspired by the vibrancy and diversity of old-school Brooklyn.

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Calvin Klein

The Calvin Klein brand is one of the most recognized brands in the world today.A trend-right collection of apparel and accessories for the modern and uniquely sophisticated individual.

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Cartier

Known for exquisite jewelry and stunning French watchmaking, Cartier has extended their expertise into the world of high end eyeglass frames. Subtle details of luxury and elegance imbue the Cartier collection of eyewear for both men and women.  

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Chrome Hearts

This luxury line of eyewear was founded in the USA in 1988 by motorcycle enthusiast, Richard Stark. With notorious designs featuring the fleur-de-lys, ornate crosses, and daggers, each frame from the Chrome Hearts collection is ideal for those looking to make a statement.

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Crizal Lenses

Crizal unique coatings give you protection against harmful UV rays and act like a shield against scratches, glare, smudges, dust and water. When it comes to the future of your eyes, with Crizal, the choice is clear.

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Essilor

The world leader in corrective lenses, Essilor is present in more than 100 countries with a wide range of lenses to suit a variety of lifestyle needs. Protect your eyesight with innovative lenses tailored to your prescription.

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Flexon

Technologically advanced memory metal. Designed to stay in adjustment. More durable than other materials. Lightweight, comfortable and extensive selection of styles.

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Gold & Wood

Uncommon expertise in using the most refined and desirable natural materials that gives the Collection its unique character. Unparalleled expertise has become an art whose secret – from design to production – is well kept.

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Gucci

Gucci is one of the most prestigious brands in the fashion and luxury field. Eclectic, romantic and most of all contemporary Gucci is now going a completely modern approach of what fashion is, re-establishing the rules for luxury in the 21st century.

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IC Berlin

The collection of ic! berlin eyewear features their patented screwless hinge system, ensuring your glasses will never loosen over their lifetime. This German luxury brand has created the perfect combination of fashion and function.

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Lightec

A combination of lightness and technology for immediate comfort: LIGHTEC optical frames and sunglasses are made entirely from stainless steel, with an exclusive screwless flex hinge system.

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Longchamp

Infused with Parisian style and alluring sophistication, Longchamps’ eyewear collection stands out for its unique mix of exclusive textures, iconic details, and singularly feminine shapes. Longchamp sunglasses are demure, yet expressive; perfect for the artist in you.

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OGA

A MOREL company.  OGA has a scandinavian spirit, combining masculine design and functionality.  The comfort of the frames in no way compromises the sleek original design.  MOREL is an award winning global French company, with OGA as one of their top brands.

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Oliver Peoples

Since it’s founding in 1987, Oliver Peoples has carried forward their authentic brand, with a focus on superior craftsmanship and timeless designs. Any piece in the infamous Oliver Peoples Collection will bring an old style Hollywood feel to your daily ensemble.  With an iconic look like Oliver Peoples, it is no surprise that their frames have made it to the big screen, sported by Uma Thurmin in Kill Bill and Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day.

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Orgreen

Cool, high-end Danish designs. Handcrafted to perfection in Japan. In a unique universe of colours and cool styles – from edgy to iconic

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Salvatore Ferragamo

An italian brand with it’s reputation stemming from creating beautiful hollywood boots in the 20’s, to now encompassing a wide array of accessories.  Their eyewear collections boast sleek trendy styles, while maintaining their Italian fashion heritage.

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Shamir

Founded in 1972, Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality progressive lenses. Famous for its Innovation, Technological Sophistication and rigorous Quality Assurance practices, Shamir is known for its quick response to changing consumer demands, and its ability to fill custom-design, private label product range orders.

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Spinoza

SPINOZA is an accessible elite eyewear brand invested in and designed by optometrists and ophthalmologists seeking to address preventable blindness. Partnering with Dr. Alan Glazier, Dr. Eric Dessner, Dr. Justin Bazan and Dr. John Nguyen, we launched our new optical line Lens for Lens (L4L) by Spinoza.

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Tom Ford

Tom Ford is the first true luxury brand of the 21st century and places a priority on delivering the highest quality product and the greatest standard of service.

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Transitions

Quickly adapt from indoor to outdoor lighting in seconds. Living in the moment means not having the time to switch frames when going from different locations. Transitions ® lenses continuously change based on lighting so you’ll never have swap glasses or suffer from strain headaches again.

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VSP Unity

Unity features a comprehensive portfolio of progressive, task-oriented, and single vision lenses and contacts designed around the philosophy that exceptional vision should come without limitations.

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Zero G

Quality, Balance, Strength, Simplicity. Zero G Titanium refers to “zero gravity” or “weightlessness”. This exclusive collection focuses on classic, modern, and timeless shapes in rich colors and unique patterns. Designed in California and handcrafted in Japan, Zero G is created with style, balance, comfort, and weightlessness in mind.

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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!

Address

194 Hillsdale Shopping Center
San Mateo, CA 94403

Contact Information

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

Hours of Operations

Monday
10 AM9 PM
Tuesday
10 AM9 PM
Wednesday
10 AM9 PM
Thursday
10 AM9 PM
Friday
10 AM9 PM
Saturday
9 AM8 PM
Sunday
11 AM7 PM

Our Services

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