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.
If you’ve had a vision screening recently, you might say, “My vision is fine! I don’t need a comprehensive eye exam.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Always friendly and great service. Have been getting glasses and sunglasses for many years and have never been disappointed. thank you gv optical team!
I had a great experience getting a new pair of glasses @ Goleta Valley Optical recently. I was confused about exactly what I needed, and Jacqueline gently & patiently guided me through the process until we found the perfect frame & lens!! She also knew exactly how much my insurance would pay, so that I knew what my budget was. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a non-rushed, professional & caring experience getting glasses.
Had such wonderful help! The woman at your Turnpike office took so much time to find just the right fit for me. I bought frame to fit my existing lens and can pick it up in your Santa Barbara office a few blocks from my home! Great service!
I was greeted right away by the manager who helped me find a repair solution for silhouette transitional frame which was damaged at work. He researched my history to identify the correct model number and color then placed an order for a small replacement part.
I was happy and looking forward to them being repaired and functioning well again.
I had great service from Dan. He was able to provide exactly what I was looking for. He was friendly, cheerful and made the whole experience thoroughly delightful. I love GV Optical and have had many pairs of wonderful glasses from them.
There were three people available to help me and they were all very interested in me and my attempts to find the appropriate glass frames. I felt very well taken care of and appreciated their professional concern and expertise.