San Francisco
Eyeglass Prescription Lab

“I feel fortunate to have been trained by an old European optician/labman. Like myself, Horst had come out of the lab to eventually own the store. He taught me all that he knew about making prescription lenses on outdated antiquated equipment and consequently I had to master the trade and learn to manually perform task that one would never need to know when using modern equipment. In our industry, lens technology has become so over marketed that we lose sight of the fact that ultimately a human still has to take a measurement and in most cases, a completely different human has to take that information and process it accurately. At my store it is all done in-house. We’ve been making prescription glasses under this very same roof for almost 60 years. I’ve been hanging around Maiden Lane for over 20 years now and we’ve always been known as the San Francisco Prescription Eyewear Destination. I am honored to be able to keep these family owned traditions alive and sell what we feel are quality brands and more importantly, make a pair of glasses the right way. I am never more in my element than when knocking out a stack of jobs, repairing an old frame, and helping someone see better, all at the same time!”

-Kevin Hershey, Owner