Best Sunglass Shops In Orange County

July 10, 2012 6:00 AM

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Orange County is the perfect place for sun play and high surf. During your recreational good time, the eyes are on the front line of defense when catching those golden rays. Protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays is key to healthy eye care. With eye wear from the cute pair of stunner shades to performance sunglasses for athletic outdoor wear, there’s no excuse not to fight the summer glare without the perfect pair. Regardless of your preference, finding a great pair of sunglasses has been made easy in Orange County.
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Sportswear Shades
Surfside Sports
233 East 17th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 645-4624

Surfside Sports is located next to Panera Bread and Sprouts, between east 18th and east 17th street. This sporting goods store specializes in snowboards, surfboards, wet suits and a wide range of sunglasses. Surfside Sports offers a huge selection for men and women with the sportier name brands including Quick Silver and Roxy. Customers leave Surfside Sports feeling number one and well taken care of.

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Designer Shades 
Alexander Gray
South Coast Collection

3313 Hyland Avenue Suite C
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 284-0564

Alexander Gray is a family-owned optical boutique named after their sons, and located off of the 405 and Harbor in SoCo Center, in the OC Mart Mix. The store carries the staple must-haves of sunglasses from Ray-Ban to top designers like Tony Birch.  Alexander Gray features independent optical companies as well, including Raen and Paul Frank eye wear. Customers can come here to find unique brands that they would not find anywhere else. This boutique takes pride in offering one on one service to ensure customers are happy and getting the best of the seven hottest brands without being overwhelmed. This is a full service optical boutique with close to a thousand frames to choose from, and Alexander Gray also features Eco by Modo, which is 95 percent recycled products made into frames. For every Eco-Modo frame sold, a tree is planted, so you can help the environment while also being protected from its UV rays.

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Prescription Eye Wear
Bowman Brett ODD
1101 Bryan Ave Ste A
Tustin, CA 92780

Located in the Tustin Medical Art Center, Bowman Brett ODD of West Coast Optometry adds prescription lenses to the most stylish brands of sunglasses on the market. With more than 2,000 brands to choose from, customers have a wide range of frames to select from. Pick up a pair of Ray-Ban, Optomic Ray-Ban, Michael Kors, Maui Jim, Coach or Guess shades. The experienced opticians here means you’ll be able to see clearly through your new pair of sunglasses.

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Polorized Eyewear
Sunglass Plus
1799 Newport Blvd A 103
Costa Mesa, CA

Sunglass Plus is located between east 18th and east 17th and is situated in a strip mall. This Sunglasses boutique offers a huge selection of designer shades and carries more than 125 of the largest brands, including Gucci, Dior, Prada, Oliver Peoples, Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli and many more.  This family owned store specializes in polarized high efficiency featuring major name brands like Ray Ban, Oakley, Kaenon, and Maui Jim.  With more than 6,000 pairs of sunglasses, this is a very popular shop, and the owner is well known in the neighborhood for being the best at readjusting or repairing any glasses.

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Affordable Sunglasses
Sunglass Oasis

1770 S. Harbor Blvd Ste 100
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 520-5577

Sunglass Oasis is a family owned sunglasses boutique located at Harbor and Katella. Sunglass enthusiasts can find popular brands like Ray-Ban, Oakley, Arnette, Electric, Spy, Van Zipper, Smith, Fox, Versace and Ralph Lauren for unbelievable pricing. If you’re known to lose or break your shades on a consistent basis, pick up a few different pairs as back ups at reasonable prices.

Dawn Beckner is a 35-year-old mother of four. She enjoys creative writing, stand-up comedy, energy healing and event planning. She works from home as an Internet content developer and has great tips for ladies getaways in LA. Her work can be found at

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