Family Owned for 35 years
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.  


  • 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
Retinal imaging for thorough eye health examinations

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Optometry at the Shops
602 The Shops At Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA 92691