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Sunglasses in Austin

Protect your eyes and look your very best

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Find Your Perfect Sunglasses

Whether you’re lounging by the beach or driving through town, our designer sunglasses will bring the perfect fit and quality feel to whatever you have planned for the day.

Want to customize your shades? Ask us about tinted lenses, polarized, photochromic lenses, and so much more!

Know your options! Tinted lenses, polarized lenses, photochromic lenses that turn dark in the sun, and more!

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Protect Your Eyes & Look Your Best

How Do I Choose the Right Sunglasses?

To select your perfect sunglasses, consider the following:

  • Frames

    You want your sunglasses to last, so choose durable, high-quality frames. Whether you choose plastic, acetate, aluminum, stainless steel or even wooden frames, make sure that the frames fit well, look good, and are comfortable to wear.

  • Lenses

    Lenses correct your vision, protect your eyes and enhance your style. Always choose lenses that screen out 100% of UV rays. You can also choose special features like anti-glare, polarized shades or tints. To prevent damage, select durable lenses.

  • Shape

    Sunglass shapes not only express your unique style; they provide a protective barrier against the elements. Wrap-around sunglasses shield your eyes from wind and flying debris. The right frames also complement your face and help you bring your best features forward.

  • Prescription

    Once you’ve undergone an eye exam, you can purchase sunglasses with the same prescription as your regular glasses. Wearing prescription sunglasses allows you to enjoy the outdoors while protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays.


Enjoy the best in fashion and eye care with our selection of high-quality sunglasses.

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Need prescription glasses? We provide:

  • A comprehensive eye exam
  • Consultation and selection
  • Prescription sunglasses fitting

Contact us or come by Far West Optical in Austin today!

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Some popular brands we carry

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*Brands may vary. See store for full details.


Sunglasses in Austin

Our optometry practice in Austin

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- May. 11, 2024
dr. H is a great optometrist! he explains things in layman's terms, is patient, a great listener, a... nd all around a great person. HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommended!
- Apr. 29, 2024
What an amazing place! Everyone was kind, helpful, and seemed to enjoy what they were doing. So happ... y to have found this office! Loved Dr. Gasser who explained everything to me so that I fully understood! Don’t let the “curb appeal” fool you, this place is wonderful!
- Apr. 29, 2024
I’m so glad I found a wonderful eye Dr near me. She is very nice and thorough . The staff is nice ... and very efficient. It was a nice, comfortable process to get my new glasses.
- Apr. 20, 2024
Not pushy, down to earth!
- Apr. 10, 2024
Great team at Far West Optical! High tech and high touch.
- Mar. 22, 2024
I felt my eyes were in good, competent, and kind hands
- Feb. 27, 2024
Dr. Gasser was professional and thorough. She explained my eye exam results well. Staff was friend... ly and professional. Office was well equipped and clean.
- Feb. 26, 2024
The best experience I’ve ever had with an optometrist! I’m a new patient and Dr. Gasser has trea... ted me like a long-time valued customer. She’s been very empathetic and diligent in identifying my dry eye symptoms, and referred me to a specialty clinic that has done wonders for my treatment. Dr. Gasser also put me in new, much more comfortable contact lenses and her front desk staff price matched my contacts order to give me the best price I’ve had in years of wearing contacts. Will never go anywhere else!
- Feb. 12, 2024
Dr. Gasser is friendly and efficient. Thanks!
- Jan. 14, 2024
Dr. Haselhorst talked me through the entire appointment about what he was doing and provided me with... extra contacts and solution. Ms. Karla Morse is an amazing practice manager. She price matched my contacts and helped me find new glasses.
- Nov. 16, 2023
The staff is lovely. Dr. Gasser was thorough and explained everything as we went
- Nov. 07, 2023
Great doctor and team! They also had a great selection of frames to choose from. I love to have su... ch a professional office in our neighborhood.
- Oct. 11, 2023
I was travelling through Austin and a screw fell out of my prescription sunglasses causing the lens ... to fall out. The very kind and helpful ladies at the front desk were able to do a quick repair and get me back on the road. Small thing, but much appreciated!
- Sep. 07, 2023
Super friendly staff, especially the receptionists! They do great work.
- Jul. 12, 2023
Staff is amazing.. I would highly recommend and will be going back.
- Jul. 02, 2023
Friendly and thorough staff with minimal wait time.
- Jun. 15, 2023
Could not recommend this wonderful group of people more! We had an emergency where a family member w... as in a ton of pain and needed to be seen asap. The team understood the urgency, treated my family with grace and warmth and made sure we got the care we needed. Not just the Doctor, everyone from the staff checking us in to the gentleman who brought us to the room, and everyone in between was so kind and helpful.
- Jun. 02, 2023
Thorough, Professional, courteous, and timely. Recommend!
- May. 22, 2023
Very friendly and staff is very knowledgeable on what insurance covers.
- May. 15, 2023
Best fits in town for wonderful glasses!

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Sunglasses FAQs

What are the benefits of photochromic sunglasses?

Photochromic lenses (with or without prescription) adjust to brightness. They darken as you step outside on a sunny day and get lighter when you go indoors. This means that you can wear the same glasses everywhere without having to switch from regular glasses to sunglasses.

Are sunglass lens coatings worth it?

While sunglasses provide plenty of protection for your eyes, lens coatings add even more benefits. You can choose anti-reflective coatings to cut down on glare and make driving safer. Tinted sunglasses can help you see colors and detail more distinctly. Scratch-resistant coatings help prevent damage so you can enjoy your shades for longer.

Is it OK to wear sunglasses with contacts?

Unless your contact lenses provide 100% UV protection — most don’t — always remember to don your sunglasses before heading outdoors. Sunglasses with 100% UV protection screen out harmful rays and winds that tend to dry out your eyes more quickly. This is good news for contact lens wearers who run the risk of developing dry eye symptoms.

How to tell if sunglasses have UV protection?

To make sure that your sunglasses block 100% of UVA and UVB rays, make sure to purchase your shades from a licensed optometrist.


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