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Family Owned for 35 years

Testimonials

  • I love this office and highly recommend for all eye care needs. I recently met the new owners and staff, and they are great! I did my exam with Dr. Ciobanu - she is so sweet, friendly and knowledgeable. She is very professional and patient, answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable. The office itself is very chic yet cozy. They have a great selection of frames, from high end (Chanel- very hard to find offices that offer Chanel!) to local brands (SALT). The opticians are knowledgeable and friendly, and great at helping you select a frame that suits your face.

    Cydney R. Mission Viejo, CA
  • I’ve been a patient of Dr. Ciobanu's for years. Not only is Dr. Ciobanu one of most knowledgeable optometrists I’ve encountered, but she always goes the extra mile to ensure that I have everything I need. By the time I’m done with my exam and fitting, I know that I’ve got the best quality lenes and fit possible. With regard to the facility, it’s bright, clean, has a great selection of frames, and her staff is very friendly, helpful, and effective. If you’re in need of an optometrist….you’re not really going to find better than this.

    Adam G. Mission Viejo, CA
  • My wife and I have been seeing Dr. Ciobanu regularly for the past 5 years, and we couldn't be more satisfied. Dr C. is thoroughly professional in performing the eye exams and asks excellent questions to get a good picture of your overall health and vision. She makes great recommendations as to lifestyle and glasses. She has a very pleasant personality that makes it a pleasure to meet with her every year. Highly recommend her.

    Jerome L. Mission Viejo, CA
  • 10/10 would recommend to anyone who is looking for a nice and comforting environment for their eye care! Dr. Ciobanu is the best! She is so sweet and very easy to talk to when it comes to any of the questions you might have regarding your vision and just your eyes in general. She definitely has a way of making you feel comfortable. The team is also super nice and helpful as well -- always willing to help you with whatever you need!

    Lori C. Carson, CA
  • Just had a very pleasant experience at this shop. Dr. C was super sweet and nice all around. Very informative regarding progressive lenses and why they might be a better choice for my situation. They have a nice selection of designer frames and the price point on them was really good. Brian helped me pick a good fit- and I really think he has an eye for it. Great experience overall- now I can't wait for my glasses to be ready! I'm used to getting them in an hour- but I'm sure it will be worth the wait. Great customer service - I definitely recommend.

    Amy K. Aliso Viejo, CA
  • I decided to come to Dr. Ciobanu for my eye exam this year because of the great reviews and selection of eyewear. Dr. Ciobanu is very knowledgeable, takes her time with the exam, answers all questions thoroughly and is very sweet. Her staff is also friendly and gives good advice as to which frames are best for your face shape. This office has a great selection from Chanel to Salt and many other designers/brands. I highly recommend coming here if you want excellent and professional service!

    Sarah L. Santa Monica, CA
  • Such a great experience! This was my first ever pair of glasses at 29 so as you could guess I was fairly nervous when arriving. Dr. Ciobanu quickly put my fears at ease and was warm, inviting and professional. The staff worked with me for well over half an hour with had an equally calm and professional manner that Dr. Ciobanu had until we found the perfect pair. I'll admit, any glasses felt foreign to me and she gave many helpful opinions without being pushy. Would recommend them to anyone!

    Sean S. Irvine, CA
  • NEW DOCTOR! And I think new ownership? Lots of new faces. I don't know when Dr. Ciobanu took over this place, but she is so nice! She is very knowledgeable and friendly and she brings a great vibe to this office. The office is pretty nice and they have a unique selection of glasses. I don't think I've seen Chanel or a brand called SALT anywhere else. Located inside the mall, I would recommend!

    Michael P. Riverside, CA
  • "I've been coming here for the last several years because of the personalized and welcoming experience. This recent appointment on 8-5, there was a Chanel trunk event for a free set of frames. Helga was so helpful and caring on my specialized needs for lenses that help me see better from having Retinal Necrosis in the past. I met the new owner Dr Ciobanu who was very nice and friendly. I also won a new set of Chanel frames! Highly recommended!"

    Natalie K. Laguna Nigel, CA
  • "I love this office and highly recommend for all eye care needs. I recently met the new owners, and they are great! I did my exam with Dr. Ciobanu - she is so sweet, friendly and knowledgeable. She is very professional and patient, answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable. The office itself is very chic yet cozy. They have a great selection of frames, from high end (Chanel- very hard to find offices that offer Chanel!) to local brands (SALT). The opticians are knowledgeable and friendly, and great at helping you select a frame that suits your face."

    Sasha R. Woodland Hills, CA
Our Staff
Optometry at The Shops is a local, family owned, Optometry practice at The Shops in Mission Viejo. The practice has been located in Mission Viejo since the mall opened in 1979. Optometry at The Shops has a long standing tradition of providing extraordinary patient care with personalized customer service to families in South Orange County. We sincerely value the relationships we have with our patients, many of whom have been loyal patrons for many years. In addition to providing exceptional patient care, we offer a large selection of fashionable eyeglasses and sunglasses, including exclusive luxury lines such as Chanel®, Tom Ford®, SALT Optics® and Silhouette®. When it comes to Optometry, details are of the utmost importance and we pay great attention to them. Our goal is to improve your quality of life by improving your vision and by ensuring your eyes remain as healthy as possible. We look forward to taking wonderful care of your family’s eye care needs. We take pride in being the easiest to work in whatever language you prefer. In addition to English, we offer on-staff language consultations in Spanish, Romanian, Farsi and Italian.  
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Optometry at the Shops
602 The Shops At Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA 92691