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.
The Hour Glass has been aiding local eyes for 25 years. Highlighted in 20/20 optical magazine and ranked the best eyeglass store in the city by readers of Tallahassee magazine, the designer eyeglass boutique currently has more than 2,000 frames on display. Notable nose windows from designer brands such as Coach, Silhouette, and Nike are available ($100–$250), in addition to simplified value frames (starting at $44). True to its name, The Hour Glass readies most specs within an hour's time and, per store policy, closes whenever the sand reaches the ceiling.
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..
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.
Lee County Optical's freshly minted practice specializes in Vision Fatigue Syndrome, keeping eyes focused and friendly with eyewear and accessories. The comprehensive eye exam quizzes eyes, checking for glaucoma, prophetic visions, and cataracts. Afterward, the doctor gifts customers their peeper prescription, and, for an extra fee, will fit contact lenses.
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.