If ppl want glasses, they could save 90% ordering from Zenni.
Agree -- it's the same shit. If you need it branded Gucci, then pay more, but you're not necessarily getting glasses that are any better. Luxxotica seems intent on moving everything to China and cheapening things while doing so.
What kind of neighborhood is this area? working class?
Working class is probably the right description -- see my link above. This part of North Oakland had a bad rep, but has gentrified a little bit, unlike the deep East Oakland and ghetto West Oakland areas.