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About Us

About Our Company
Located in San Diego's Gaslamp South, Eyes on Fifth is dedicated to helping each customer find unique, fashion-forward eyewear and sunglasses.Our large stock of frames includes cutting- edge styles from all over the world, as well as those name brands you have come to recognize as providing lasting quality in fashion optics. Although you may have a hard time choosing from such a wide variety of frames, Phil and David are experts in choosing exactly the right frame for your facial features and your lifestyle.


pictureA couple of years ago, I walked into the shop thinking the same as everyone else...that I break or lose my sunglasses all the time and would never spend more than $30.  After about 20 minutes of searching and education from the staff (particularly on how bad cheap lenses are for my eyes!), I tried on a pair that instantly relaxed my eyes when I looked up into the San Diego sky (I normally strain due to light sensitivity so I felt a profound difference in the tension instantly).  The polarized lenses practically gave me HD vision and were a blast to show off to other people.  I think I've had about 30 people try them on and you get the same effect as when someone sees HD television for the same time!  

So, that's half the good news.  The best news is that I walked in today to ask about a small wearing point on one of my lenses.  Without question, I was handed a brand new pair and reminded that my shades had a lifetime guarantee!  Bottom line, you get what you pay for and Eyes on Fifth has exceeded my expectation with a solid backup to their products.  Worth every penny.  

Eyes on Fifth is like the REI of the lens world and I highly recommend to everyone!  Also, take care of your eyes!!! They're worth more than 20 bucks!  

by: Jeff G. San Diego, CA

Phil Harris, FNAO
Owner, Licensed Optician

With over 30 years experience in making quality eyeglasses, Phil has created Eyes On Fifth with you in mind. A creative genius when it comes to inventive eyewear, Phil's urban, hip, chic eyewear and sunglasses are offered at affordable prices. Custom fitting and filling of your prescription lenses. Expert repairs and fittings for global travellers visiting the San Diego area, as well as a favorite with the locals.

David Keith, ABOC
Licensed Optician

David has been a licensed optician for several years. Before working with Phil, David apprenticed in high-end eyewear boutiques in Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. Like Phil, David is also committed to expertly fitting your frames, making your lenses and working to give you the best possible fit in comfort and style. David and Phil have even been known to hand-make frames for his discerning, hard-to-please customers.


What They Say

picture I have known the guys at Eyes on Fifth for years. The selection of eye wear is unmatched and every employee is very knowledgeable. These guys aren't trying to hustle you. They simply want the customer to be satisfied, I could name a few businesses that could take notes. But that's another review for another day. If you are looking for something special and a little different this is the place."
by: Richard W., San Diego CA


Think outside the box! Come to Eyes On Fifth and get a unique pair of prescription or non-prescription eyewear custom made to fit only your face.
June 13th, 2013

We are now carrying Kilsgaard, TOMS, Cazal, Serengeti, and of course we still have the largest selection of RayBan's in San Diego!
Febuary 3rd, 2013

Eyes On Fifth features Oliver Peoples eyeglasses and sunglasses. Visit our store to try on the latest styles!
December 1th, 2012

Store Hours

Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday - 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


+1 619 231 3937
228 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101