ABOUT US

 

Urban Optiks Optometry is pleased to welcome you to our practice where we pride ourselves on superlative service, unsurpassed craftsmanship and advanced technology. Our commitment is not just in meeting your expectations, but in exceeding them! Because we know how much your eye health and appearance can mean to the quality of your life, we are committed to excellence in servicing your complete eyecare needs.

“Your Face Is A Masterpiece – Frame It Well”

With over 30 years of clinical and business experience, our proprietor, Gary Klein, O.D., along with our highly trained optical staff, has created an unsurpassed patient experience. Attention to detail, satisfying each patient’s unique needs, and providing the highest level of care and follow-through are the cornerstones of our customer service philosophy.

Because of our unwavering dedication – and by offering options not often found in the traditional optical world – we have developed a highly regarded reputation and a very loyal patient and customer base with over 100 five-star Yelp reviews.

Urban Optiks is redefining eyecare through our unparalleled interpretation of Fashion, Technology, Expertise and overall Customer Experience.

OUR STAFF

OUR RETAIL AND EXAM SPACES

Our vintage-industrial inspired optical boutique comes alive as foraged and locally-sourced furnishings and display elements provide an eclectic backdrop for our unique collection of high-quality handcrafted classic, modern and vintage-inspired eyewear from around the world.

Patients are seen in our contemporary exam room which utilizes innovative technology and the most advanced diagnostic equipment available to ensure the most accurate prescription possible and provide precise measurements for our advanced digital custom lenses. For eye health evaluation, we offer Digital Retinal Imaging which eliminates using traditional eye dilation drops.

OPTICAL BOTIQUE
EXAM SPACE

OUR AWARDS & RECOGNITION

San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll

San Diego’s Favorite Eyeglass Store 2017

URBAN OPTIKS AWARDED BEST OF UPTOWN SD
San Diego Uptown News

Best Optometrist 2009-2017

URBAN OPTIKS AWARDED BEST OF GAY SAN DIEGO
Gay San Diego

Best Optometrist 2013-2017

URBAN OPTIKS AWARDED BEST OF DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO
San Diego Downtown News

Best Optometrist 2014-2016

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH GSDBA
Greater San Diego Business Association

2010 Emerging Business of the Year

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH AIDS WALK
AIDS Walk San Diego

Each year over 8,000 individuals come together for San Diego’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event remembering those who have been lost to the disease and raises funds to support the more than 20,000 San Diegans living with HIV/AIDS.

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH MAMAS KITCHEN
Mama’s Kitchen

Mama’s Kitchen believes that every person is entitled to the basic necessity of life – nutritious food. As a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization, they prepare and deliver food to men, women and children who are affected by AIDS or cancer.

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH THE CENTER
THE CENTER

The mission of The San Diego LGBT Community Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the LGBT and HIV communities by providing activities, programs & services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil & human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH THE MUSEUM SCHOOL
THE MUSEUM SCHOOL

The Museum School is a tuition-free, public charter school that serves students from all over San Diego in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The Museum School’s curriculum seeks to go beyond the basics by teaching kids how to learn and opening opportunities to understand why they are learning.

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH CAF
Challenged Athletes Foundation

Established in 1997, Challenged Athletes Foundation® grew out of a desire to assist one athlete paralyzed in a triathlon. From its modest beginning arose a more important mission to make sure people with physical challenges have the same freedom to enjoy sports as everyone else.

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH PAWS
PAWS SAN DIGEO

PAWS San Diego preserves the human-animal bond by providing essential pet services and support to low-income elderly, chronically ill and disabled individuals. PAWS envisions a world where the physical, emotional and social benefits of pet ownership are cherished.

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH EVOKE DANCE
EVEOKE DANCE COMPANY

Evoke Dance Movement works to create a positive environment for students, teachers, and parents to come together and share a heartfelt, respectful, disciplined, and dedicated dance experience. Evoke’s emphasis is on proper instruction, conventions, master classes, and industry audition opportunities.

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH PROJECT WILDLIFE
Project Wildlife

Since 1972, Project Wildlife’s dedicated volunteers have given injured, orphaned and sick wild animals a second chance at life and is now one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation organizations in the country. Their medical staff and volunteers (including Urban Optiks very own, Kristy Cambone) now assist over 10,000 birds and mammals representing over 320 species each year.

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH SDGMC
SAN DIEGO GAY MEN’S CHORUS

With a mission to create a positive musical experience through exciting performances which engage our audiences, build community support and provide a dynamic force for social change the SDGMC is one of San Diego’s premier singing ensembles.

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH ROB BENZON
Rob Benzon Foundation

The Rob Benzon Foundation grants funds to established charitable organizations and individuals with urgent needs in response to a catastrophic event by allowing individuals to donate small amounts of money to make a difference and create miracles.

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH HRC
HRC

Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH SD PARALEGAL
SAN DIEGO PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

The San Diego Paralegal Association was established to promote the paralegal profession through awareness, education and public service by addressing the challenges facing the paralegal profession; offering educational programs; and advocating involvement in pro bono clinics.

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH MARYAH
MARYAH

MARYAH is a group of Metro Real Estate Professionals whose goal is to provide additional funding for San Diego LGBT Community Center’s Youth Housing Project.

OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH BFD
URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH CAFE ON PARK
URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH COASTLINE
URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH HEAT
URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH MO'S UNIVERSE
URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH MA4

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH RAGE
URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH SDCNG
URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH GSDBA
URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH RICHARD JOSEPH


URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH JEFF KEENEY DDS

Dr. Jeff Keeny

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH INNER BALANCE INSTITUTE

Dr. Shanahan

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH MORGAN STANLEY

Antonio Bestard

URBAN OPTIKS PARTNERS WITH MARK BRADSHAW

Mark Bradshaw