Americs's Finest Optical Retailers 2016

Meet the Team


About Urban Optics

Urban Optics is the brainchild of Optometrist Dr. Dave Schultz and his wife Laurie. They opened up shop more than 20 years ago, and haven’t looked back since. Located in picturesque downtown San Luis Obispo, Urban Optics looks more like a gallery than an optometric office. The storefront displays an exclusive selection of unique eyewear, and the custom interior has won architectural awards and appeared in national publications. Home to frame collections such as SALT, L.A. Eyeworks, BEVEL, Barton Perriera, Garrett Leight and more, Urban Optics is where vision and style collide.

Our Team

Our team is here to serve you, and send you off in style. Step into Urban Optics and see the difference. The staff of eyewear experts will you give you their full and undivided attention while selecting the perfect frame for you and your prescription. We encourage you to make a fashion statement with your eyewear.

The Doc: Dave Schultz

Known to most as Dr. Dave, he has dedicated his optometric practice to exclusive eyewear and contact lenses for more than 30 years. In his career, he has been named Young Optometrist of the Year by the California Optometric Association, and has served as a contact lens clinical investigator. He has also served as president of the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society and has received national recognition as Optometrist of the Year by Eyecare Business Magazine. Read more… 

Susan - Optician

Susan was Dr. Schultz’s patient before she came to work for him in November 1993. Always stylish, her hair has its own fan club! A true eyewear expert, Susan knows the ins and outs of the optical business and has a great “eye” for what frames will make you look fabulous. She enjoys living in SLO and being able to bike to work. She loves building client relationships at both a professional and personal level. A proud grandmamma, she is always ready to share pictures of her granddaughters, with whom she spends most of her time off. She also likes to read, garden, and is interested in interior design.

Hanna - Manager

Daughter of Doctor Dave, Hanna's been hanging out at Urban Optics since before she could walk. Growing up around the optical industry, Hanna has developed a true passion for unique eyewear. Even though she has perfect vision, you will always find her wearing an awesome frame! When not at work, Hanna loves to travel... especially to anywhere she can lie on the beach and drink a cocktail in the sun!

Andrea – Eyewear Expert

You’ll often catch Andrea with her nose in a fashion magazine. Always on top of trends, she often has suggestions for what frame styles we need to carry. Andrea grew up here in SLO, lived in Portland for eight years, and was happy to come back here to raise her family. She enjoys taking her two girls, Ruby and Sophie, to the local parks and beaches on her days off. She also loves to shop! Hidden talent: Mad Karaoke skills! And her husband Eric is the manager of Blackhorse Coffee, which is conveniently located within walking distance of our office (great for our daily caffeine fix).

Kyla – Optician

Often called “the tall girl” when identified by patients who have forgotten her name, Kyla loves the optometry field and started her training right out of high school. Kyla is certified by the American Board of Opticians. Always smiling, she enjoys customer service and making people happy. Urban Optics has always been her dream job, working with high-end, quality eyewear. While not at work, Kyla is an avid reader, gardening is her therapy, and she just ventured into the sport of running. She and her family (husband, 2 daughters, & dog) enjoy all the outdoor activities the central coast has to offer.