Dr. Alan R. Boyco keeps his eye on the world of sports?both as a fan and as an optometrist. That's because he's examined eyes for pro hockey's Vancouver Canucks and Giants, football's BC Lions, soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and baseball's Vancouver Canadians?four sports where seeing the opponent is a perfectly legal way to gain an edge. He also worked as the event optometrist during the 2006 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships. Off the ice, he spent five years as the team optometrist for players on the Vancouver Grizzlies.
Before he made his foray into the world of sports, Dr. Boyco started Image Optometry. His first clinic sprouted into 16 locations over the past decade. In addition to filling designer frames with prescription lenses, he and his team of optometrists diagnose diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma. They also investigate recurring headaches, which are often caused by the fact that it's Groundhog Day, it's always Groundhog Day.
Just as two eyes must work together to bring the world into focus, the pair of doctors at EyeMax Eyecare's two locations keeps eyes and styles in top shape with exams, wellness screenings, and new fittings. Together, Dr. Parm Sandhu—the founder of EyeMax and a graduate of the New England College of Optometry in Boston—and Dr. Mandeep Gill—who specializes in the diagnosis of ailments such as acute glaucoma and refractive-surgery care—craft accurate prescriptions to keep the film projectors in our heads running smoothly. At each location, opticians help select new designer frames from brands such as Tom Ford, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade.
Bhupinder Oberoi, an experienced optician and contact-lens fitter, founded Gladwin Optical in 1993 with the help of his wife, brother, and sister-in-law. Today, the family also gets assistance from Oberoi’s daughters and nephews as they stock the shop with a large selection of designer frames by brands such as Gucci, Coach, and Versace, and perform free diagnostic optical tests to help patients determine whether their friends are real or imagined. Gladwin Optical can also outfit faces with prescription sunglasses to ensure a perfect view of every brilliant sunset or distant tire fire.