Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Optical Shop

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Whether you need a routine vision test or more specialized care, the UCI 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

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 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 optical frames start as low as $85. Ask our optical experts about current in-house promotions or multiple pair discounts.

We carry a wide selection of frames at a range of prices to fit your budget.

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
Your satisfaction is our top priority. Please let us know what we can do to meet your needs. Our warranty program includes:

  • 30-day lens design non-adapt exchange
  • 60-day prescription change
  • 1-year frame warranty against manufacturer defect

Please talk to our optical staff for more information on the warranties we offer.

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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:

  • Calvin Klein
  • Columbia
  • Chemistrie
  • De Stijl
  • Emporio Armani
  • Guess 
  • Kate Spade
  • Maui Jim
  • Prada
  • Ray-Ban
  • Roberto Cavalli
  • Silhouette
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Versace
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Tom Ford

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Our Team

UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute optometrists are experienced in vision testing and fitting patients with eyeglasses and contacts.  They are also able to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the eyes, and can quickly refer more complicated cases to our team of highly-trained ophthalmologists.  Call 949-824-7690 to book an appointment with one of our optometrists: Liegler, OD, or Joseph Bui, OD.

Our staff of board-certified opticians include: Patrisha Elbeck, ABO, NCLEC – Optical Shop Manager;  Christy Nguyen, ABO, NCLEC; Sayeh Taghiphour, ABO.  They are able to advise you on various types of lenses, and assist you to select and fit frames and contact lenses.

If you have underlying conditions that affect your vision, the UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute has board-certified ophthalmologists on site, able to treat eye problems ranging from mild myopia to rare ocular and retinal disorders.

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Marjan Farid, M.D.

Austin Fox, M.D.
Sumit (Sam) Garg, M.D.
Sanjay Kedhar, M.D.
Olivia Lee, M.D.
Ken Lin, M.D., Ph.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, M.D.
Olivia Lee, M.D.
Matthew Wade, M.D.

Austin Fox, M.D.
Ken Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Sameh Mosaed, M.D.

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

Karen Lin, O.D.
Nilima Tanna, O.T.

R. Wade Crow, M.D.
Lilangi Ediriwickrema, M.D.
Vivek Patel, M.D.
Sam Spiegel, M.D.

Maria Del Valle Estopinal, M.D.


Lilangi Ediriwickrema, M.D.
Jeremiah Tao, M.D.

Joseph Bui, O.D .
Timothy Scott Liegler, O.D.

Kailey Marshall, O.D.
Annabelle Storch, O.D.
Kimberly Walker, O.D .

Charlotte Gore, M.D.

Stephen Prepas, M.D .
Mohammad Riazi, M.D.
Donny Suh, M.D.

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

Vladimir Kefalov
M. Cristina Kenney, M.D., Ph.D.
Tim Kern, Ph.D.
Philip Kiser, Ph.D.
Henry Klassen, M.D., Ph.D.
Anthony Nesburn, M.D.
Krzysztof Palczewski, Ph.D.
Eric Pearlman, Ph.D.
Magdalen Seiler, Ph.D.

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

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

Sanjay Kedhar, M.D.
Olivia Lee, 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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