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Transform. Enhance. Compliment. Create. Celebrate.

Behind every exciting, one-of-a-kind piece of her own signature line of eye wear, the owner of European Optical is doing what she has always done best ~ play with colors and design.

Using her talents as a lens expert, frame stylist and licensed optician, Astrid continues the extraordinary 45 year legacy her father, Udo Stoeckmann, began here in Laguna Beach when he started European Optical.  Astrid brought her background in art and fashion design, along with her natural talent for customer service extraordinaire and, working alongside her father, learned from the Master Optician the fine art of opticianry.

Astrid decided to start designing her own line of artful, exceptional eye fashion, EO by Astrid, when she couldn't find the styles, fit or quality of frames to suit the variety of clients who visit her shop from around the world.  This new line of exciting eye wear is handcrafted in Germany, reflecting the same old world skills and excellence Udo first introduced when he opened European Optical in 1974.

Today, Astrid and her expert staff offer a complete selection of unique eyeglass frames to enhance and compliment every face size and shape.  Her continued success is truly a reflection of the perfect combination of the skills developed from a lifetime of learning, along with her celebratory sense of what wearing the perfect pair of glasses offers her clients.

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