Visit our optical boutique for a large selection of unique frames, including a vintage collection. No appointment necessary.


We have an on site finishing lab and expert optician.

Our History

Hillcrest Optical started as San Diego Optical at 420 Thorn Street more than 60 years ago. It is known for providing superior optical services to the surrounding neighborhoods of Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Mission Hills , Oldtown, Downtown Coronado and beyond.

Lisa carries on the tradition of individual attention and customized service to her clients, providing excellent, precise & beautiful eyewear.

Several ophthalmologists and optometrists in the area provide eye exams. Bring your prescription to Lisa, she will make your new glasses with precision as quickly as quality allows in a new frame of beauty and distinction or your own favorite.

The Owner

Lisa has been in the Optical field since 1990 bringing years of experience and the pride of Ownership to Hillcrest Optical. Lisa’s attention to detail in assisting you with the Best Frame selection, Lens choice and Options for Vision Enhancement and Protection with a focus on individualized Customer Service will provide you with a great Optical experience.

Our Frames

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