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While Urban Optiks Optometry has one of the most impressive and unique collections of high quality fashion-forward eyewear in San Diego and state-of-the-art eye examinations, attention to detail and exceptional customer service are the cornerstones of his practice. Dr. Klein prides himself on taking the necessary time with each patient to provide exceptional optical and optometric services in a comfortable, caring and professional manner. He and his staff will work patiently with you to ensure that your prescription best suits your vision requirements. Check his website at:


  • Emory University
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • The Eye Institute, Philadelphia

Professional Memberships

  • American Optometric Association
  • California Optometric Association

Awards & Publications

  • San Diego Uptown News Best Optometrist Seven Years Running

Insurances Accepted



MES Vision

Office Hours

Mon9:00am - 6:00pm
Tue9:00am - 6:00pm
Wed9:00am - 6:00pm
Thu9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat10:00am - 3:00pm


Contact Lens Fitting$270 ~ $480
Comprehensive Eye Examination$130.00

Patient Reviews

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Dr. Klein...the perfect eye doctor. His office is at a prime location, decorated beautifully. A modern feel with a touch of industrial flare. I felt very comfy there. I got in very quickly, the wait was very minimal. After Nathan checked me in, Dr. Klein called my name. Dr. Klein was very easy to listen to, and very patient with me. I had a lot of questions concerning my eyes. He had the latest and advance cutting edge instruments to not only look at your eyes, but to test them. Hey people.. we onnly have one set of eyes. I have been searching for an eye doctor for a whole almost half a year... Dr. Klein with much research and yelp reviews became my first and only choice. I work with the computers all day and after work I play WOW.. MMO online gaming, so alot of my life is invloved with looking at computer screens all day and night. Prior to my visit I received emails with impertinent knowledge about eye health/care from Dr. Klien. I was able to He was able to explain that I had CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome) and I was prescribed an prescription for computer use and one for regular activities such as driving, and distance. I am a full-time wearer of glasses, so I want something that looks good and I love them on my face. I was able with much debate and deliberation with Hubbs, to finally pick a pair. Let me tell you that it was most aggravating because they were soooo many frames to choose from. Go here if you want to look for the perfect frames.

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The greatest eye exam I have ever had! State of the art equipment, I wasn't rushed through the appointment, and the staff was more than pleasant. Much better than my last optometrist in North Park. I havent bought my glasses yet because there are so many amazing styles to choose from I cant make up my mind

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This place is unparalleled in the interior design, quality/fashion of frame designs, and professionalism of the staff. I walked in on a Saturday, curious if Dr. Klein had any openings for eye exams in the near future. Because of a cancellation, he saw me immediately. The attitude of the whole staff is friendly and welcoming; the opticians are very good in their ability to offer frames that will be flattering to one's face.

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I noticed Dr. Klein's office on morning walks to Balboa Park, and checked it out on Yelp when I needed to make an appointment for a contact lens fitting (and have now been going to him for 3 years). Their communication is excellent -- making an appointment online is very easy, they send you several notifications beforehand so you don't forget (I really appreciate this), and their staff are very personable and helpful. The office itself is tastefully designed and comfortable. Dr. Klein is very friendly, efficient, and has a lot of very cool high tech optometry tools (I am a scientist so I geek out over measurement devices). I tend to ask a lot of questions and he always has a thoughtful and informative response. He also keeps up to date on products, and on my first visit he recommended a new brand of lenses to me which were substantially more comfortable than the ones I had been wearing. On each visit, he has also waived the additional insurance charge and did retinal photography instead of dilating my pupils. To me, having my pupils dilated is the absolute worst part of going to the eye doctor, and I used to dread going every year just for that reason. It completely inconveniences you for the rest of your day to look like you just came from a Grateful Dead concert and barely be able to see. So, each time it has been a very nice to leave and see more clearly than when I arrived.

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I've been coming here for 3 years now. The staff are always friendly, courteous and professional. The ambiance is comforting and the tools used for my check ups are state of the art. I am confident my eyes are in good hands at this business and I certainly recommend this to anyone in the area who understands the importance of a good optometrist.

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My wife and I recently had eye exams at Urban Optiks. We both ordered new prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. I honestly don't remember the last time my vision was this clear at all distances. I attribute this to Dr. Klein's thorough eye exam and the quality of the lens. The staff is knowledgable and professional. I can recommend Urban Optiks Optometry without hesitation. Thank you for your outstanding service.

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Dr. Klein and his staff were so professional and they couldn't be more helpful. Both my husband and I purchased new glasses and sunglasses. We couldn't be more pleased. We wouldn't go anywhere else!

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The doctor is a busy man. He has all of the latest equipment and will perfectly diagnose your eyes. The process was quick and easy. They also handled all of the paperwork for my insurance. I'll be back next year for an exam.

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I have been fitted with two frames from Urban Optiks and gotten rave comments on them. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and Dr. Klein goes the extra mile to ensure that everything went smoothly. I cannot recommend them enough an dwil continue going to them for all my optometry needs.

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Urban Optiks is awesome! We send all of our friends here not only for cool frames but for first class medical care! Seriously every time we get new frames from Urban Optoks we get tons of compliments and questions on where we got them, they just have frames you can't get anywhere else.

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Dr. Gary Klein, Kristy and Nathan are all great! Kristy and Nathan were very patient with me when I picked out my frames years ago and I have been very happy with my glasses ever since! I picked up some contacts this time around and couldn't be happier with the exam process and the care and service all of them provided.

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I had en eye exam in June and when I finally got eye coverage on my insurance I decided to visit Urban Optiks in Decmber. Even though I had just gotten new glasses I knew I needed another opinion because my glasses weren't helping as much as I had hoped and I wanted to try contacts. ANYWAY I saw Dr Klein and even though he told me I'm not a great candidate for contacts he let me try them and make my decision on my own. Nathan was really helpful with letting me know what my insurance would cover and ordering new glasses. Definitely the most pleasant eye appointment I've ever had!

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A friend suggested that I visit Urban Optiks when I mentioned that I wanted to get new glasses. I'm so glad he told me about this great shop. Dr. Klein and his staff are wonderful! Caring, helpful, knowledgeable and really nice. Dr. Klein gave me a very thorough eye exam using his cool, state of the art machines. When we finished he put in Kristi's very capable hands and, with her help, I found 7 pairs of glasses that I fell in love with. I finally chose a pair and picked them up last week. I love them! I'm very happy that I discovered Urban Optiks! I'm already thinking about my next pair of glasses!

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This was by far the best experience that I've had with vision exams! The office environment was very inviting and beautifully decorated. Dr. Klein was very professional, swift and attentive! Erica was very patient with me and helped me pick out the most beautiful frames EVER! Highly recommended!

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I love this place. I hadn't seen an eye doctor in over 10 years, so I was a little nervous about going. Plus I dont really like medical exams of any kind. The experience I had was so great, I felt completely at ease the whole time. Dr. Klein was extremely professional and courteous. He answered all of my questions and I felt like he really cared enough to take the time with me instead of just rushing me through the exam. Also, very reasonably priced. There staff is great and they have a great selection of frames.

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