Each of our four conveniently located offices is equipped with a full optical department.


The frame shape should contrast slightly with the face shape. It is not generally recommended to put a round frame on a round face, a square frame on a square face, etc. However, style is truly a personal expression and there really is not a right or wrong by today’s high fashion, but we will make sure that the functionality of your eyewear is not compromised by your taste, but rather copacetic.

The frame size should be proportionately balanced to the size of your face. Generally speaking, your eye should be in the center of the frame, from the left & right. Again, functionality plays a key role in this selection as frame cosmetics can be for naught if the lens looks bad, or you can not see properly.
Eyewear should accentuate your best or specific features

Example; If you have grayish to white hair, stay away from silver frames. The contrast will give you the appearance of “Muddy’ gray hair, while a gunmetal, Dull Gray, or black color frame will highlight just the silver color of your hair affording the luxury of a very distinguished appearance.

Frame quality

Frames should complement one’s personality and/or desired image, as well as their ophthalmic requirements. There are many choices in life that will require educated decisions, or to trust one who’s education and experience is in your field of need. Quality of a specific product is one of them. There are may avenues of which one can save on the cost of a frame, without loss, or too much loss of quality, and the challenging aspect which we excel in, is finding that happy medium. Our job, and yours, will be to find that “perfect” fit; not just on the face, but in the pocketbook as well. In regards to frame lines, higher quality frames actually cost less in a long run, because they last, look, and feel better longer, and they are specifically designed with particular elements that best suite ones needs.

(Not all locations carry all brands)

Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses in the Bay Area

While traditional eyeglasses come in fun styles and fashionable colors, contact lenses provide a handy alternative for those who need corrective lenses, but do not like wearing frames due to an active lifestyle, their work environment, their appearance, or simply due to comfort or personal preference. Although contact lenses might not be right for everyone’s eyes, at Spectrum Eye Physicians, we strive to satisfy and provide our patients with a full menu of contact lenses and contact lens services including lens evaluations, fittings, disposable lenses, and hard to fit contacts. An eye doctor in the bay area can help you determine whether you are a candidate for contact lenses in the Bay Area. 

What to Expect During Your Contact Lens Evaluation

A contact lens evaluation normally takes place along with your regular annual eye exam, but our office is staffed and equipped to accommodate separate contact lens evaluations, if it works better for our patient’s schedule. During an evaluation, one of our eye doctors will evaluate the health and structures of your eyes to first determine if there are any conditions present, such as dry eyes or astigmatism, which might affect the patient’s use of contacts. Our eye doctor will then measure the curvature of the patient’s eyes as well as the diameter of the irises and pupils to determine a proper contact lens fit. 

Types of Contact Lenses and How to Know Which Are Right For You

Depending on the shape of your eyes, your vision correction needs, and any personal preference you might have (cosmetic or disposable), our eye doctor will determine what type of contact lenses will be the best option for you. We offer patients who require bifocals two options: bifocal or monovision lenses. Patients with astigmatism require a special type of lens, as well, called toric lenses. Toric contact lenses are shaped like small footballs in order to comfortably fit an irregular corneal curvature. Contact lenses are also available in daily or weekly disposable options, as well as extended wear lenses which can be left in overnight. 

Schedule a Contact Lens Exam with a Bay Area Eye Doctor

At Spectrum Eye Physicians, our experienced team of eye and health care professionals can determine if you are a candidate for contact lenses. If you are interested in trading your eyeglasses for contact lenses, be sure to tell our representative on the phone when you make an appointment for your regular eye exam, as we will schedule you for the additional time needed for a contact lens evaluation and measurement with a bay area eye doctor. Once your contacts arrive, we will schedule you for a fitting during which we will show you how to put in, remove, and care for your contact lenses.

Prescription Sunglasses

Prescription Sunglasses from our Bay Area Eye Doctors

If you find yourself struggling to see when the sun is extremely bright outdoors, getting a pair of sunglasses is an option. Picking out the perfect pair of sunglasses can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you normally wear glasses to help with your vision. Heading to Spectrum Eye Physicians is a beneficial way to get a pair of sunglasses you will be sure to love. Here are some tips to keep in mind when selecting sunglasses is an event you are about to embark upon.

Why Sunglasses Are Helpful

Sunglasses are beneficial when bright sunlight is present. They shade the eyes, making it easier to be able to see your surroundings. They also protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays. Many find that wearing sunglasses is extremely helpful when engaging in sporting activities or when there is a need to concentrate on the road when driving. If you fail to protect your eyes from harmful rays, a variety of eye troubles can arise. This includes blurred vision, a gritty feeling in the eyes, redness of the eyes, and vision loss.

What to Consider When Picking Out Prescription Sunglasses

Wearing prescription sunglasses is a wonderful option if you require lenses to correct your vision. Prescription sunglasses are manufactured with tinted lenses so protection is always available when bright conditions are present. You have the option of picking out lenses where tint becomes darker as sunlight becomes brighter. Alternately, lenses with a tint in place at all times can be an option.

Why a Visit to Our Facility Is the Best Solution

Taking a visit to our facility to pick out sunglasses is the best option available when tinted lenses are needed. Our representatives are available to help you select a pair of frames that fit your face shape, giving you an overall polished appearance when wearing protective lenses. Our staff is ready to make recommendations about the style of frames to select as well as helping you choose the best lens type to give you protection for your lifestyle activities. 

Contact Spectrum Eye Physicians Today!

Schedule your appointment online or call us at 408-884-2215. No matter which of our locations you visit, you will receive the latest in eye care technology from friendly eye doctors and staff committed to serving you.

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