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GV Optical

Santa Barbara and Goleta's premier choice for visionYour Life. Your Vision. Clear.

Our team of licensed opticians and eye care specialists is devoted to providing a personalized and custom experience for all your eyewear needs. GV Optical (formerly Goleta Valley Optical) has been serving the Santa Barbara and Goleta communities for three generations. Our amenities provide a modern experience for all of our clients. We work closely with our partner optometry office Santa Barbara Eyecare to offer eye tests, vision services, and eyeglasses all in one place. From eye care to eyewear at GV Optical our team understands: It's your life, it's your vision. We make it clear. 

featured services what we offer

Comprehensive Eye Exams

If you’ve had a vision screening recently, you might say, “My vision is fine! I don’t need a comprehensive eye exam.”

Diabetic Related Eye Exams

You have almost certainly heard of diabetes, which is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the United States with an estimated 100 million adults currently living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. This metabolic disorder occurs when the body is no longer able to regulate its own blood sugar levels and requires intervention to keep them stable. Most people are aware that diabetes can have serious consequences for our health. 

Lens Technology

Thanks to the advancement of lens technology, glasses lenses are no longer a single, one-size-fits-all all solution. There are a variety of different lens types that can be used in glasses, giving patients greater flexibility and control over their vision than ever before.

Considering Your Face Shape When Choosing Frames

When it’s time to select a new pair of eyeglasses, it can be challenging to find the frame that feels the best for you. Eyeglass makers have become increasingly aware of their clients’ desire to customize frames as well as offer a variety of colors, designs, and frame shapes. Understanding more about your face shape and the types of frames that would look best on you can help to reduce the amount of time you spend trying on frames that don’t complement your face shape. 

Understanding Computer Vision Syndrome

Just a few decades ago, computer vision syndrome (CVS) was not known or understood. However, with an increase in the role of computers in our lives, it has become an increasingly common issue. Researchers believe that 50-90% of people who use computers in their daily lives have experienced CVS to some degree. The amount of time that many people stare into a computer screen is increasing, which puts significant strain on our eyes.

Meet Our Team

GV Optical provides the highest quality, compassionate optometry to ensure you and your family are healthy and happy. Meet our caring and compassionate team committed to providing exceptional eye care for your family.

Dr. Carter Andersen
Dr. Cailyn Katsev Ruck
Dr. April Huang
Dr. Jerry Neel

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