Locally Owned

Santa Cruz Optometric

Since 1953

Message To Our Customers

(March 23, 2020) Due to the Santa Cruz County Health Department's orders, we are currently closed for routine eye exams. However, if you have urgent eye care needs and need to speak with one of the Doctors, please call us at 831-818-1050 or 831-818-1051.

We are open for contact lens and glasses dispensing by appointment only. We will order contacts for you and ship to your home with no shipping fee. Please call the office at 831-426-1050 or the numbers listed above with any questions or concerns and we will get back to you at our earliest convenience.

Thank you and take good care.

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Santa Cruz Office (831) 426-1050
Aptos Office (831) 685-1050

For two generations and over 60 years we have provided the Santa Cruz community with quality eye care services. In addition to our downtown Santa Cruz office, our Aptos office is ready to serve our patients mid and south county.

We offer computer assisted eye exams, OPTOMAP retinal examination, specialty contact lens services, co-management for laser and cataract surgeries, and frame styling to complement your lifestyle, with one of the finest selections of spectacles and sunglasses in Santa Cruz.

We also offer Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT), which essentially scans each different layer of the retina and helps us diagnose, monitor, and manage ocular diseases such as: glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other retinal conditions. This allows us to provide not only for your vision, but your eye health as well.


Client Praise

  • yelp 5 starProfessional and courteous staff of doctors. Great to have the ability to discuss coverage around what's covered what's not as insurance balances for the end of year have certain limits that always seem greet to me. Desk staff has helped with traversing all of that with a helpful attitude and smile. - Christine T.

  • yelp 5 starI have come here for 20 years and highly recommend it. Dr. Daly is a great optometrist and the entire staff is so sweet and helpful. Kathy helped me pick out a great pair of glasses that my insurance covered, and she spent a good amount of time picking out lenses that fit my face well. I highly recommend this place! - Tara K.

  • yelp 5 starExcellent service and prompt care. They really took the time to be sure that my contacts were functional for me. And when there were problems, they changed to another brand. - Richard R.


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      • Santa Cruz Optometric

        904 Cedar Street
        Santa Cruz, CA 95060
        (831) 426-1050


        Mon-Wed: 8:30am-5:00pm
        Thur: 8:30am-7:00pm
        Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm
        Sat: 8:30am-12:00noon
        Sun: Closed
      • Aptos Optometric

        3275 Aptos Rancho Road Ste. B
        Aptos, California, 95003
        (831) 685-1050


        Mon-Thur: 9:00am-5:00pm
        Fri: Closed
        Sat: Closed
        Sun: Closed
      • Spex

        124 Church Street
        Santa Cruz, CA 95060
        (831) 454-9999



        Mon-Wed: 9:00am-5:00pm
        Thur: 9:00am-7:00pm
        Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
        Sat: 9:00am-12:00noon
        Sun: Closed