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Years of Experience


Dr. W.J. Garvin has been in practice for 34 great years, along the way he has picked up an enormous wealth of experience that few doctors in this field have.

Established in 1980. Dr. Garvin Graduated with his Doctorate of Therapeutic Optometry in 1979, and from that time to the present he has practiced in cities all over Califonia, from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach, then to Cardiff, downtown San DIego, and eventually Settling in to his own practice in Escondido and in Chula VIsta. Seeing most of southern California and all of its different demographics, his vision for the business was a place where patients of all walks of life are able to access high quality services, and a fantastic selection of eyewear and contacts at a fair price.


  • Doctorate of Therapeutic Optometry

Office Hours

Mon1:00am - 10:00am
Tue1:00am - 10:00am
Wed1:00am - 10:00am
Thu1:00am - 10:00am
Fri1:00am - 10:00am
Sat1:00am - 5:00am


Contact lens fitting$58.00
Comprehensive Eye Examination$109.00

Patient Reviews

Overall Rating

The staff is exceptional. Very well trained and professional. One staff member taught my 12 year old daughter how to put contacts on and how to take them off. She was extremely thorough and easy to understand. I was delighted with all her instructions, her message about the importance of good hygiene and that wearing contacts is a step towards maturity that should not be taken lightly. The doctor is really great! He was so good with my daughter. He is a natural with children and kinda funny. We always laugh at the silly things he says.

Overall Rating

Besides having the best phone number for an eye doctor, Dr. Garvin has the most personable interactive style. He explains things through analogies. His office is conveniently located, his receptionists are professional and his waiting room is child-friendly. And he has RayBans!

* Reviews have been sourced and collected through a mix of verified Doctible patients and other publicly available directories.