Hillcrest Optical is Independently Owned and Operated.

Our experienced optician will help you choose the best eye wear for your prescription and comfort.

What We Do

Assist you in making the selection process enjoyable with the best Frame selection from Independent designs and makers from around the world. Express your own style and individual sensibility (from classic to artsy, funky, hipster to sophisticated & glamorous).
Selecting the best Lens design for your prescription. Having choice with guidance from experienced informed optician. We use quality precise cutting edge technologies in all our optical lenses and treatments with the best warranty’s available.

Services

All lenses are not created equal: Material choice and lens design create the best (or worst) optical experience for your prescription. We offer the classic standard lenses in single vision, bifocal, trifocal as well as the new technologies in free form digital surfaced single vision, progressives even bifocal lenses which provide stable distortion free vision for even the most complex and challenging prescriptions.
Your glasses are made in our finish lab right here in the store, as quickly as quality allows.

Hillcrest Optical Events

Come to the Banker’s Hill Fall Festival!

Come to the Banker’s Hill Fall Festival!

Come join us at the Bankers Hill Fall Festival 2017 this Saturday Oct 21st 1-5 pm A walk around event to explore 4th & 5th Avenues sponsored by businesses in out lovely historic community. Start at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral on 5th & Nutmeg A ticket gives...

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New Frames In Shop

C Zone Eyewear from The Netherlands

C Zone Eyewear from The Netherlands

C Zone Eyewear from The Netherlands Beautiful Artistic Interesting and Colorful Eyewear For Men and Women Come into Hillcrest Optical to see and try them...

Want to see more vintage frames?

We have an uncanny selection of vintage deadstock frames in store.  You choose the frames and we make the lenses.

Show me the frames!

Hillcrest Optical has a Large Selection of Independent Eyewear Collections

What a great place!!  Stopped in for a quick fix on my old shades and am going to come back for new ones! Great selection and the service is worth the time.  Lisa is awesome!!

Scott C

San Diego, CA

Lisa was able to help me narrow 8 pair of eyeglasses down to the one pair which I absolutely LOVE!

Pricilla M

San Diego, CA

Lisa did a perfect placement of my progressive RX in my frame. Her price is very reasonable.
You will be delighted with Hillcrest Optical.

Ellen L

San Diego, CA

I found the perfect glasses. Hillcrest Optical is a great shop with a huge selection of frames. Lisa is so friendly and stayed late when my glasses came in to adjust them to make sure I was happy with them. Very friendly and fast service.

Miss AK Fam

San Diego, CA