Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames starting at $69.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($159.95+) or Versace ($219.95+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision and while prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at around $80 (for plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN complete lenses ($120) are lightweight heavyweights.
Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Versace, Ray-Ban, and DKNY. If they're not in the store, clients can utilize the Try-On tool, uploading a photo to see what they or their dog looks like in different types of glasses. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.
Dr. Michael Mazaheri, a board-certified eye physician and surgeon with thousands of LASIK procedures under his belt, used to be legally blind, with 20/400 vision. Looking for a solution more permanent than a new set of contacts, Dr. Mazaheri opted for his own blade-free LASIK procedure. After measuring his own eyes, setting up the laser parameters, and spending less than a minute under his laser array, Dr. Mazaheri's corneas were treating his brain to images sharper than the point of Albert Einstein?s broadsword. Based on his own success, blade-free LASIK is what Dr. Mazaheri calls "the ultimate experience in our laser room," the crowning procedure of the wide range of corrective laser surgeries he offers.
At Richardson Vision Center, shiny displays of designer glasses and sunglasses tempt clients with the sleek designs of Ray-Ban, Vera Wang, and Jhane Barnes. Board-certified optician Paul Wayne Gerald draws from 23 years of experience to fit frames perfectly to faces, adjust and repair damaged eyewear, and cut and edge single-vision and multifocal lenses. He also helps clients find eyewear for rigorous activities such as extreme sports, fishing, golfing, and excessive winking.
While many eye doctors stop at finding their patients' prescriptions and doing surface-level exams, Dr. Kenneth Garza of Complete Family Eye Care believes in going farther. Using the latest eye exam technologies, he ensures each patient's ocular health without the hassles and annoyances of traditional eye appointments. With his dilation-free Optomap technology, Dr. Garza peers into the inner eye, examining the retina for early signs of eye problems or diabetes. His glaucoma screenings eschew irritating air puffs for more comfortable testing methods while still effectively pinpointing possible cases of the disease.
Once guests have their prescription in hand, they can browse the wooden shelves of Dr. Garza's cozy retail area, searching out their dream specs amid dozens of fashionable choices. A two-year warranty keeps glasses in working order in case of warping, breakage, or cases where your nose just up and runs away.