For more than 25 years, Play It Again Sports has been buying, selling, and trading new and gently used sporting equipment for kids, teens, and adults. Because children have the growing power and attention span of weeds, outfitting them with pre-owned equipment makes both economic and ergonomic sense. For teens and adults who need to sport a familiar logo while making a tackle or hurling a perfect pitch into an unlucky pigeon, Play It Again Sports gets new inventory daily from top name brands such as Nike, Adidas, TaylorMade, Callaway, Horizon Fitness, and more. The stores also carry supplies for winter, wheeled, and water sports, as well as enough fitness equipment to make a home gym seem more like a gym home. Prices vary by item, but athletic enthusiasts can prepare themselves for a refereed battle in baseball, softball, hockey, soccer, football, golf, and more, with the friendly staff standing at the ready to find the right fit.
Vision Source believes that eye doctors have the most success when they have a relationship with the patient and are free to make decisions about what is best for that patient. That’s why, although it’s a network with more than 2,300 offices across North America, all of its offices are independently owned and operated by family optometrists. Vision Source merely grants these doctors access to its shared expertise and resources.
Its doctors inspect eyes to test for disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, and the effects of diabetes. They also diagnose retinal tears and repair most types of eye injuries, from embedded foreign bodies to general wear and tear from staring contests with headlights. The doctors use low-vision-therapy devices to help people suffering from degenerative eye diseases, teaching them how to maximize the vision they still have.
For basic services, they inspect eyes for overall eye health and visual acuity before fitting them with contacts and frames from the likes of Fendi, Calvin Klein, and Guess. Since Vision Source is a network of individual doctors, each office is different from the next and tailors its services to fit the needs of the community.
Over the past 63 years, Thoma & Sutton Eyecare has crisscrossed Ohio and Kentucky, planting 20 eyewear outposts across the region. At each optical stronghold, teams of talented opticians examine peepers, determine prescriptions for glasses and contacts, and fit faces with thousands of stylish specs flown in from fashion capitals around the world. Clients can peruse the up-to-date displays, which feature frames from designers such as Coach, Calvin Klein, and Kenneth Cole, before trying on a pair and slipping past a parole office.
Having both graduated from The Ohio State University's College of Optometry, Drs. Jacob Olding and Andy Feltz foster eye health with a variety of ocular services, including eye exams, contact fittings, and eye-disease treatments. Their shop features Gucci, Coach, and Kate Spade frames, and a Smart Mirror machine retains your image for side-by-side comparisons of several frame choices. Beyond their practice at Professional Eye Care at Westar, Dr. Feltz volunteers in Jamaica and both doctors participate in the InfantSEE program that strives to secure vision assessments for infants regardless of their family's income, insurance, or winking dexterity.
Rinkov Eyecare sends their customers into the world with a clearer view by affixing customized lenses into their wide selection of designer frames. The eyewear emporium can fit Cole Haan ($175 with lenses included) or BCBG ($175 with lenses included) frames with prescription polycarbonate or plastic lenses, both materials superior to prescription bubble wrap. Clients can have their frames fitted with prescription sunglass lenses to keep their vision focused while facing the sun's rays. Rinkov Eyecare Center accepts clients on Saturdays and during evening hours at most of their locations to accommodate work, school, and storm-chasing schedules. Although this Groupon is not valid toward eye examinations, Rinkov's optometrists can also evaluate the vision of patients lacking a current prescription for an additional fee.
Vision Professionals offers designer frames and up-to-the-minute lens technologies for standard and hard-to-fit prescriptions. Standard lenses are crafted from Trivex, a lightweight and hard-to-scratch surface, putting stunt doubles and badger keepers at ease. Give naturally entrancing eyes an extra kick with frames from Kate Spade, Coach, Tag Heuer, or Oakley (designer frames from $199).
A multispecialty clinic, Gahanna Vision Center delivers quality eye care and fits patients with stylish frames by designers such as Ray-Ban and Nike. A customized i.Scription visual analysis helps craft a more perfect lens by meticulously mapping the eye and sussing out each orb’s unique aberrations and responsiveness to made-up colors, like octarine. This innovative technology may improve perception of colors, distinction of contrasts, and low-light vision. The facility's lifestyle eye exam thoroughly audits socket-dwellers, and features optional custom tests for dry eyes, cataracts, and glaucoma.