Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 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 $99.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($149.95+) or Versace ($205+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision and start at $80 (basic uncoated plastic) and $120 (plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN lenses ($205) are lightweight heavyweights.
Eyecare Greengate corrects on-the-fritz ocular orbs with a plethora of image-sharpening lenses and stylish frames by brands such as Prada, Ray-Ban, and Lafont. Guests browse the selection of more than 1,000 frames ($89–$1,150), picking out specs that mesh with personal style or facilitate the infiltration of subversive librarian cells. Lenses ($70+ for single-vision plastic lenses) encompass basic options as well as such high-tech innovations as progressive, lightweight, and photochromatic lenses. Allow for up to 30 minutes to try on and order a smart pair of specs. New frame-lens combos allow the freshly clear-sighted to jet back home and determine whether the flamingos in the neighbor's yard are real.
Using ophthalmological powers earned during prestigious studies at Case Western Reserve Medical Center and fellowships at Cornell and Tulane universities, Luna Vision and Beauty's Dr. Rinku Dutt restores vision with high-tech LASIK procedures and ensures long-term ocular health with eye exams. With more than 7,000 LASIK surgeries under her belt, Dr. Dutt deftly executes bladeless procedures that help clients correct blurred vision or activate the ability to see into the infrared spectrum without glasses or contacts.
In addition to sharpening her patients' eyesight, Dr. Dutt also tends to their facial and bodily imperfections with 15 years of experience in beauty treatments. She beautifies faces with Botox or Juv?derm applications, which safely smooth away nearby fine lines and wrinkles. With lasers calibrated to destroy hair follicles without damaging the skin, she clears away unwanted hair from virtually any area of the body during laser hair-removal sessions. Blepharoplasty treatments use a CO2 laser to remove fat and excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids.
Now helmed by a second generation of eyewear aficionados, Dalmo Optical has been clarifying blurry vision for half a century. During the eye exam, a skilled sight specialist examines eyes for signs of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and nitpickiness. After scores are tallied, the friendly staff helps fit faces with a flattering pair of frames from brands such as Dior, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs ($149–$600 for a complete pair). Dalmo Optical’s in-house lab ensures timely lens-frame bonding, with most single-vision spectacles ready to wear home in as a little as an hour. Peepers seeking protection from UV rays and Medusa’s gaze can also peruse a selection of prescription sunglasses ($69–$249).
Under the sage guidance of Dr. Viki Christopoulos, a double-fellowship, board-certified ophthalmologist, eyepólis analyzes optical orbs and kits them out in fashionable, functional eyewear. A visit begins with a standard vision exam, during which the skilled experts take precise measurements of piercing gazes, evaluate general vision health, and probe for potential problems ($70). Within the confines of eyepólis's modern, boutique-like space, spectacle seekers can marvel at an array of stylish designer frames, many of which are handmade with exquisite detail or imported from such places as France, Italy, and the storied land of Glassachusetts ($60 to $600).
At Columbus & Perfection Lasers, Dr. William F. Columbus and a team of licensed practitioners draw from thousands of successful laser-based vision correction procedures to restore the sight of grateful patients. The good doctor and his staff master the versatile capabilities of amplified light, from sharpening fields of vision to distracting overstimulated kittens. Under the steady hand of a qualified medical professional, beneficial beams are wielded in a host of vision correction services such as LASIK, PRK, and the LAHayeSIK method which aim to restore 20/20 vision and correct astigmatisms.