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A woman arrives to pick up her new glasses and gasps audibly once she puts them on, amazed at how crisp and distinct objects suddenly become. According to the manager of The Landings Eye Care, this is the reaction that his crew strives for with every patient. During each eye exam, his wife and her staff strive to spend ample time with patients to understand their concerns and explain their ocular conditions. To this end, staff schedule appointments at least 45 minutes apart to give clients extra personal attention and ensure little-to-no waiting time, which is often spent doing eye-straining activities such as watching a basketball game on a cell phone or crying over the results of a basketball game. After the exam, patients are escorted to the fitting area, where a specialized crew gives the patient a tour of the myriad frame options lining the warm wood shelves, helping them select the most flattering options for their face shape. This team keeps updated on latest trends, meeting with vendors every two months to uncover the newest bestsellers.

2505 Airport Thruway
Columbus,
GA
US

At Palmer Eye Center, opthamologist and cornea specialist Dr. Richard M. Palmer performs surgeries. Dr. Palmer employs FDA-approved lasers during LASIK surgeries to correct vision problems including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. He also reshapes corneas with PRK eye surgery and replaces them entirely during corneal transplants. Whether the medical professionals are calibrating a fresh prescription or performing a procedure, they take a compassionate, individual-oriented approach.

The center’s medical spa caters to the skin surrounding eyes with frown line-fighting Botox injections and JUVÉDERM dermal fillers, which leaves skin smooth and free of evidence that its owner was once abducted by aliens for several minutes..

2535 Capital Medical Blvd
Tallahassee,
FL
US

Inside Walmart Supercenter's vision center, Dr. William Pflueger performs comprehensive eye exams to outfit patients with new prescription eyewear. A selection of glasses and contact lenses suits a broad range of styles and faces, even those of spies looking to affix their fake mustaches to trendier sets of frames.

6020 Harrison Road
Macon,
GA
US

Dr. Joseph Ceravolo completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Buffalo before establishing his practice in Georgia to improve patients' vision with expert refractive surgeries. Dr. Ceravolo uses skills developed as a board-certified member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology to repair eyes clouded over with cataracts or distressed by glaucoma instead of trading peepers for a pair of googly eyes from an arts-and-crafts store. Brief LASIK surgeries treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and other issues with laser sessions that last minutes and require little downtime. North Columbus Eye Center also monitors the ocular condition of diabetes patients, ensuring that worsening conditions are met with appropriate care.

1240 Brookstone Centre Pkwy
Columbus,
GA
US

Born out of co-founders Todd Giatrelis's and Sarah Towne's frustration at hunting for a sandal shop amid the glitz of the Vegas strip, Flip Flop Shops helps customers free their toes with a one-stop boutique for comfortable sandals and shoes, quickly expanding across the nation with more than 30 locations. Owner Jason Swinford proudly strides his size 12 sandaled feet across the floor of his Governor's Square Mall shop, uniting visitors with stylish strapped footwear and sneakers from brands such as Flojos, O'Neill, Quiksilver, and Vans. Every aspect of the store is cultivated to convey a laid-back, beachy atmosphere, with a scent of suntan oil gracing the air, lively music playing in the background, and a distinct taste of salt on every surface.

1500 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee,
FL
US

At Clear Sight Family Eyecare's two locations, both of which are within Walmart Optical centers, resident optometrist Dr. Michael Leary preps faces for new frames or contacts with thorough exams. While poring over eyes for aberrations, Dr. Leary also screens for signs of glaucoma and can treat dry eye, pink eye, and 2-D vision. His prescriptions can then be fitted into frames from the on-site selection, which covers a wide range of classic and contemporary styles suitable for all face shapes.

502 Booth Road
Warner Robins,
GA
US