Live Life Optical is an independent optical shop in Lakewood, offering 1 hour service for most single vision prescriptions and unique popular designer frames. We take pride in delivering both quality and speed for our customers.

Our optical lab is located on the premise, enabling us to fill most prescriptions accurately and quickly on the same day. For more complicated prescriptions and upgraded lens options, such as bifocals, progressives, and transitions, the lenses will be ordered and ready within 3-5 business days. 

At Live Life Optical, we are certified opticians qualified to fill your prescription with any lens available in the industry today. We can recommend the best lenses to fit your unique lifestyle and needs.


Single Vision – This lens design is only one prescription throughout the lenses: distance, intermediate, or near. 

Bifocals – There are two prescriptions with a line in between to divide two different prescriptions to see clear at distance and near. The top portion is prescribed for distance and the bottom for near.

Trifocals – This lens design have three prescriptions with lines in between to divide three different prescriptions: top portion is for distance, middle portion is for intermediate viewing computer screens/cell phones, and bottom portion is for near.

Progressive – This lens design is the most cosmetically appealing for those who need more than one prescription to see clearly at all distances without the lines. These lenses provide natural, smooth progression for distance and near vision, without an image jump.

Computer Glasses – These lenses are for those who spend long hours on the computer. This lens design is similar to a progressive, with two prescriptions: a large portion at the top for clear vision on the computer screen and blended bottom portion for near work around the keyboard area.


CR-39 Plastic – These lenses are the most common lens materials. They are lighter and more resistant than glass. These lenses are not scratch resistant and do not protect eyes from UV.

Polycarbonate – These are 20% thinner than CR-39 plastic lenses, light-weight, impact resistance, scratch resistance, and have UV coating. These are the safest lens materials available on the market for children under the age of 18. They also offer maximum protection for sports, safety glasses, and those with an impaired eye.

High-Index – These lenses are thinner and lighter than CR-39 plastic and polycarbonate lenses, and offer the best quality vision. They are customized for higher prescriptions and come with scratch resistance and UV protections. The higher the index, the thinner the lenses: 1.56, 1.60, 1.67, and 1.74.

Transitions Signature – These lenses get dark in direct UV sunlight and turns back to clear indoors within a few seconds. 

Transitions Xtra-Active – These lenses are always active for extra protection. They have a 50% gray or brown tint behind the windshield of a car, and become darker in direct visible lighting.

Polarized – These lenses eliminate 100% UVA and UVB rays. This is the best type of lenses for sunglasses because they block blinding reflected glare on all surfaces. Polarized lenses allow you to see details that you normally would miss, and you do not have to squint.


Anti-Reflective Coating (AR) – This is a coating on the lenses to reduce glare and reflection, to provide sharper and clearer vision. Lenses with anti-reflective coating are more resistant to glare, scratch, smudge, fingerprint, dust, water, and UV rays. The lenses reduce glare for safer nighttime driving, causes few headaches and less eye fatigue, and are cosmetically appealing so people see your eyes and not your glasses.

Tint – Lenses treated with tint can reduce the amount of light entering the eye and can improve contrast. Tints can be solid, or gradient, and can vary in darkness level.

Frame Recommendations - We have many years of experience to recommend the right size, shape, and color for your look and your current prescription for all age groups.

Repairs and Adjustments – We offer repairs and adjustments, such as replacing screws, nose pads, nylon cords for half rim frames, bending frames back to its normal shape, and adjusting frames to fit your face, on the bridge or your nose, and behind the ears.

Tinting Lenses – We can add a tint or darken lenses to full sunglasses. We can tint a variety of colors, such as gray, brown, pink, blue, yellow, or we can match most colors. 


Our optical shop offers a broad range of contact lenses brands and lens types for all prescriptions. We offer dailies, 2 weeks, 1 month, and extended wear with a valid contact lenses prescription from an optometrist.


Acuvue 2
Acuvue Oasys
Acuvue Astigmatism
1-Day Acuvue Moist

Baush + Lomb




Transitions Vantage, Transitions Drivewear also available.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • We are eyecare / eyewear professionals who are passionate about fashionable eyewear, and enjoy working with and helping people.
  • We are a full service glasses store. We sell eyewear that can be either corrective with prescription, protective, or just fashionable.
  • Walk-in’s with an up-to-date prescription or who are simply shopping for fashionable eyewear are always welcome!
  • Eye exams are available through an independent eye doctor’s office located next door to Live Life Optical. Please contact PQ Eyecare at (562)402-1900 for more details. Most vision insurance plans accepted.

    Disclaimer: Live Life Optical does not provide eye exams or employ Doctors of Optometry. Eye exams available from self-employed / independent doctors next to Live Life Optical.

    You can request a written copy of your valid prescription from your eye doctor / Optometrist. We can also request the written copy of your prescription on your behalf by fax. Complete an authorization to release of medical records form, and we will contact your eye care professional for you.

    We accept many vision insurance plans including Eyemed, Blue View Vision, Anthem, Aetna, Humana, Spectera, Davis, Medical Eye Services (MES), Superior Vision, Avesis, Advantica, National Vision Administrators (NVA), Medi-Cal, Central Health Plan, Easy Choice. We also take VSP. If you do not see your insurance listed, call us at (562)860-4590.

    Copays are the amount due (out of pocket expenses) dictated by your plan coverage and insurance.

    With our finishing machine on-site, single vision prescription eyeglasses will be ready in less than 1 hour on the same day. (Single vision distance, computer, or near). Bifocals, progressives, and most other lenses with treatment or coating will be ready within 3-7 business days. If you need the eyeglasses faster, you can expedite your order for a fee of $15.00.

    We are in-network with most vision insurance plans. We can determine your benefit/plan information using one of the following methods:

  • Personal information
  • Primary member first and last name
  • Primary member date of birth
  • Primary SSN last 4 digits
  • Member ID

  • For more information, call us (562)860-4590, we can help you get started.

    We warrant every pair of glasses to be made to the prescription provided and free from defects in material and workmanship. All of our lenses comply with the regulations of the American National Standards Institute for ophthalmic prescription lenses. If the lens is defective, please return the glasses within 30 days.

    If a standard anti-reflective coating has been applied on a multifocals, lenses are warranted to resist scratches under normal wearing conditions for (1) one year, one time only at a 50% replacement cost. Replacement lenses must be an identical replacement to the original order. Lenses are only covered for scratches due to normal wear.

    If a standard anti-reflective coating has been applied on single vision lenses, a replacement fee of $35.00 will be applied.

    The return of the original lenses are required.

    Crizal coating lenses are warranted for manufacturer defects and scratches under normal use for two years from the date of the original order. Replacement lenses must be the same RX, material, lens style, and frame as the original order. The replacement cost is $35.00. The return of the original lenses are required.

    Doctor’s prescription change is allowed for a one-time replacement within 60 days of the original order. For prescription we fill written by an Optometrist, eyeglass lenses will be re-made one time at no charge if the prescribing doctor provides a new written prescription within 60 days (Equal or lesser value). The return of the original lenses are required.

    Our Non-Adapt warranty allows for a one-time replacement within 60 days of the original order. No credits will be issued for the price of the less expensive lenses on the reorder.

    Live Life Optical, at its own discretion, reserves the right to deny replacement warranty to those who abuse these policies.

    Frames are warranted for one year against manufacturer defects. They are not warranted against human errors, accidental damage or mise. Replacement frames under warranty within (1) one year of the original order will be subject to a processing, shipping, and handling fee of $25.00. The return of the damaged frame is required. Lost or stolen eyeglasses is not covered under warranty.

    Yes. We accept payment by VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Care Credit.

    Yes. We accept patient’s own frame that were not purchased from LIve Life Optical. We will ask you to sign a frame waiver - Live Life Optical is not responsible for damaging of patient’s own frame.