Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Optical Shop

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Whether you need a routine vision test or more specialized care, the UC Irvine Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Optical Shop (located on campus) is here for you and all of your eye care needs.

When you visit our shop, situated on the first floor of the UC Irvine Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Our optometrists give your eyes a thorough examination and treat any vision problems you may be experiencing.

Our opticians work with you to select frames that fit and flatter your face. They also help you find the type of contact lenses that work best for you.

If you have underlying medical conditions that affect your vision, we have board-certified, world-renowned ophthalmologists on site able to treat eye problems ranging from mild myopia to rare ocular and retinal disorders.

To make an appointment, call 949-824-7690

Fax: 949-824-8850

For specific questions, email us at

The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm.

General eye exam appointments

For general eye exams, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment. This allows time for you to complete your paperwork and pretesting procedures.

Your general eye exam will include refraction to complete an eye glasses prescription and dilation to complete your ocular health check. Please bring all of your current glasses.

A regular eye exam takes about 30 minutes.

Contact lens appointments

For contact lens appointments, please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Be sure to wear your contact lenses to the exam and bring in the parameters of your contact lenses.

If you are new to contact lenses, we have a specialist to help you learn how to handle, clean and care for them. They will also train you on insertion and removal.

If you are a new contact lens patient, your appointment will last approximately one hour.

About Us

The friendly and caring staff at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Optical Shop is experienced in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the eye and vision.

When vision problems are a symptom of a more serious eye condition, we have some of the world's best ophthalmologists on site at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, with access to the latest diagnostic testing instruments.

Frames and lenses
Prices for a basic pair of frames start as low as $85. When you order a second pair of glasses, we offer discounts on frame and lens services.

We carry a wide selection of frames, including all major brands, in a variety of styles and price ranges to fit your budget. All eyeglasses come with a two-year warranty, and minor adjustments and repairs are free.

We accept the following insurance:

  • VSP
    o VSP Choice
    o VSP Signature
  • Eyemed:
    o Aetna Vision Network
    o Aetna Vision Network II
    o Blue View Vision- Kroger
    o Blue View Vision, Anthem Vision Access
    o Blue View Vision, Uniview Vision Insight (student’s vision plan through UCSHIP)
    o Blue View Vision, Uniview Vision Select

Our promise
We want you to be happy with your new eyeglasses and frames. Because your happiness is our top priority, our warranty program is one of the best in the business. It includes 100 percent coverage/replacement for frame and/or lens defects or breakages as outlined in the full warranty program. Please talk to our optical staff for more information on the warranties we provide.

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The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Optical Shop offers a full range of eye and vision care services to address all of your needs.

Services we offer include:

  • Contact lens fitting (soft or hard)
  • Co-management of ocular conditions with ophthalmologist
  • Eyeglass fitting
  • Eyeglass prescriptions
  • Post-op care for cataract surgery
  • Pre-op care for cataract surgery
  • Referrals for low vision care

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The eye and vision care experts at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Optical Shop treat a wide range of conditions affecting the eyes, including:

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Dry eye
  • Eye allergies
  • General and acute eye infections and inflammation

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We have a broad selection of eyewear to choose from and we carry all major brands, including:

  • Alain Mikli
  • Anne Klein
  • Burberry
  • Coach
  • Genesis
  • Hugo Boss
  • Kate Spade
  • Lacoste
  • Miu Miu
  • Nike
  • Oliver Peoples
  • Persol
  • Prada
  • Rayban
  • Revlon
  • Silhouette
  • Tiffany & Co.

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Our Team

The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Optical Shop team, comprised of Kathleen Dang, OD, Scott Liegler, OD, Kailey Marshall, OD and Poonam Varsani, OD, is experienced in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the eye, testing vision and fitting our patients for eyeglasses.

Our opticians are Christy Nguyen and Michael Navas, who have years of experience in helping patients find the perfect pair of glasses.

If you have a medical condition, our team of board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologists at the UC Irvine Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute is dedicated to providing unmatched, compassionate patient care for all diseases and disorders of the eye.

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Anand Bhatt, M.D.
Marjan Farid, M.D.
Sumit (Sam) Garg, M.D.
Sanjay Kedhar, M.D.
Sameh Mosaed, M.D.
Matthew Wade, M.D.

Kavita K. Rao, M.D.

Marjan Farid, M.D.
Sumit (Sam) Garg, M.D.
Sanjay Kedhar
Matthew Wade, M.D.

Anand Bhatt, M.D.
Sameh Mosaed, M.D.

Marjan Farid, M.D.
Sumit (Sam) Garg, M.D.
Robert Lingua, M.D.
Matthew Wade, M.D.

Chantal Boisvert, M.D.
R. Wade Crow, M.D.

Donald S. Minckler M.D.


Jeremiah Tao, M.D.

Kathleen Dang, O.D.
Scott Liegler, O.D.
Kailey Marshall, O.D.
Poonam Varsani, O.D.

Chantal Boisvert, M.D.
Charlotte Gore, M.D.
Robert Lingua, M.D.
Jennifer Simpson, M.D.

Lbachir BenMohamed, Ph.D.
James Jester, Ph.D.
Tibor Juhasz, Ph.D.

M. Cristina Kenney, M.D., Ph.D.
Henry Klassen, M.D., Ph.D.
Anthony Nesburn, M.D.
Eric Pearlman, Ph.D.
Jing Yang M.D.

Andrew Browne, M.D., Ph.D.
Baruch Kuppermann, M.D., Ph.D.

Stephanie Lu, M.D.
Mitul Mehta M.D.

Sanjay Kedhar, M.D.

For ophthalmology
appointments, please call:

Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

Laser Refractive Surgery

UC Irvine Medical Center

Optical Shop
949-824-7690 Phone
949-824-8850 Fax





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