Since 1993, the family-owned EyeMart Optical Outlet's goal has been to furnish central Iowans with affordable eyewear. The eye boutique spans nine locations and its inventory of basic and designer frames presents stylish options for all face structures. Optometrists at each location furnish their patients with prescriptions that can be quickly traded for single-vision or progressive lenses with protective coatings and lasers.
Vogue Vision doesn't show its age. Although the original shop opened in 1977, all five locations demonstrate a commitment to stocking current, high-fashion frames by top designers such as Chanel, Ray-Ban, and Prada. That commitment keeps Vogue Vision on top of emerging eyewear fashions. Finding the best frames for a client is only half of the job, though. Vogue also enlists the help of independent optometrists at each location, ensuring that customers have access to comprehensive exams that measure everything from visual acuity to ghost detection.
Optica's expert personnel draw upon more than two decades in the business while helping determine which frames best fit a customer's sense of style. They draw from a stock crafted by brands including Giorgio Armani and Liz Claiborne. In addition to nestling vision-correcting lenses, some of the shop's frames are fitted with accessories including magnetic sunglasses clips and lenses that darken when you join a classic-rock band.
After an eye exam, knowledgeable sales staffers guide patients through the boutique's collection of frames from Coach, Ray-Ban, Prada, and Gucci, searching for lens pairings that make driving, computer work, and games of Operation easier. Technicians can then have prescriptions ready in as little as one hour.
If you're willing to let someone operate on your eyes with a laser, what's the one thing they better have? Steady hands are important, sure, but how about experience? All told, The LASIK Vision Institute's doctors have performed more than one million eye surgeries at 57 locations nationwide. Across its network, the company has independent veteran surgeons who are all LASIK experts.
Technology has played a major role in LVI?s success, as well. Each location relies on FDA-approved laser technology that results in minimal discomfort and short recovery times, in addition to helping many patients see 20/20 or better.
Shortly after brothers Eldon and Clarence Klauer co-founded Klauer Optical in 1939, they found themselves making binocular lenses for the United States Navy during World War II. Today, the company's work orders have changed, but the Klauer name remains. Clarence's grandson Jeff oversees the operation, and Eldon's son Charles fabricates the store's eyeglasses and sunglasses.