Now that the summer is in full swing, take time out to find the perfect sunglasses for your face shape. The South Bay has a fantastic selection of sunglass stores and it is easy to walk in and instantly find the right pair for you. Whether you need prescription or designer sunglasses, South Bay has the store you are looking for. Choose from some of the best brands in the industry and look stylish throughout the summer months.

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Golden Vision
10123 N. Wolfe Rd. #2138
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 996-9886

With Golden Vision, there’s no need to wait on the phone and listen to awful music. If you’re in need for some prescription summer eyewear, simply go online and schedule an appointment or pop into one of the two South Bay locations. You’ll find professional and pleasant service at Golden Vision, where customers can also get same day service for prescription glasses. Sunglasses come in a wide selection of designs, fits and brand options. Choose from Chanel, Dolce & Gabanna, Kate Spade, Burberry and Coach, to name just a few. Sun lovers can find as many as 40 different brands of sunglasses in stock, including exclusive brands only sold in Golden Vision’s two locations.

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Optique America Sunglasses
98 W. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 399-3400

At Optique America you’ll encounter fabulous customer service when you first go in to purchase a pair of sunglasses, and it’s guaranteed to be just as good if you need to go back for repairs or alterations. The quality of eyewear here is high and the brands the store has in stock are some of the best names in the fashion industry. The top picks include Badgley Mischka, Prada, Oliver Goldsmith, Chanel and Robert Marc. The store is small, but just as the environment promises, the location is exquisite and the sunglasses found inside just as great. Prices are on the higher end, however at Optique America Sunglasses you are paying for the best of the best when it comes to quality and designer brands.

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The Optical Shop
Located within Dr. Lesser’s Samaritan Eyecare Center
2516 Samaritan Dr. #Ste. E
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 358-8223

First and foremost, this shop is an optical center offering customers top-of-the-line care, however you can also find a fantastic selection of sunglasses. The qualified staff can extend their services to ensure you leave with the best fit for your face shape and are able to adjust the frames as needed. For customers that want both sunglasses style and a professional eye care touch, The Optical Shop is where you need to head. Browse the hundreds of choices of prescription sunglasses from Ray-Ban, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Candie’s Eyes, and Fossil. It is best to schedule an appointment, as The Optical Shop can get busy.

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Tumi Store
333 Santana Row. #1010
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 244-6512

Located within Santana Row, you know the Tumi Store offers pristine products and exceptional service. Alongside the uber chic and professional messenger bags, brief cases, luggage and accessories, customers can find a fantastic selection of Tumi sunglasses. Choose from two collections which carry over 20 styles within the price range of $75 to $300. If you fall in love with a style that is out of stock, it’s easy to order them in and have a member of the Tumi Store staff call you when they become available. Find quality eyewear from a well known brand with an established history within the style world.

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Unique Eyewear
1875 S Bascom Ave. #162
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 377-2076

Unique Eyewear is located within the pleasant Pruneyard shopping area in Campbell. At first glance, this store may seem old fashioned, however the brands found inside the shop are current and just as stylish as many other local sunglass stores. Included are Oakley, Maui Jim, Paul Frank, Kate Spade, Valentino, as well as Fossil. Sunglasses can be made prescription or non-prescription, depending on your needs, and fits are always adjusted to suit your face shape. Styles not available can easily be ordered, and the staff is happy to call when they come in. The service is professional and knowledgeable. Appointments are recommended however not always necessary.

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