David and Allison Falden are card-carrying eye experts. As Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry, they delve into treatment areas ranging from pediatric vision therapy to specialty contact lenses. They also keep eyes focused with treatments for a range of common vision maladies, adjusting prescriptions with routine exams, performing visual rehabilitation for stroke patients, or designing a monocle big enough to fit the mind’s eye. Their practice’s frame shop helps eyes look as sharp as they feel with designer glasses from brands such as Nike, Dior, and Fendi.
At Derickson Vision Consultants, complimentary snacks and refreshments greet visitors before Dr. Derickson—a board-certified optometric physician—and his compatriots utilize state-of-the-art equipment to examine eyes and ocular health. Taking the guesswork out of eye measurements, the staff avoids the continual barrage of "better or worse," questions and instead uses retinal-reflection refractive instruments to determine prescriptions. Meanwhile, kids can watch movies in an optical playhouse, and Dr. Derickson, also a certified aviation vision specialist and a private pilot himself, assists pilots with their vision difficulties and helps them avoid mistakenly landing on fashion-show runways.
While the ophthalmologists at First Coast Eye Care might focus on peepers, aesthetician Lana Switzer cares for the whole face. At Skin Rejuvenation Center—located inside the Eye Care office—she fends off crow's feet with facials, laser treatments, and beauty injections. Lana's aim is not only to treat wrinkles and other signs of aging, but also to prevent them with healthful skincare regimes and creative visualization of soft, smooth baby cheeks. She carefully analyzes her clients' complexions before recommending medical-grade product lines, such as Image and Obagi.
In their modern medical facility, Bowden Eye & Associates' talented team also bestows a bevy of skin-beautifying cosmetic treatments. Guided by the caring hands of licensed medical aesthetician Karen Lamm, the 40-minute consultation and application of the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance facial treatment gently exfoliates the skin's surface, removing damaged epidermal layers to reveal smoother, tighter, and brighter skin. Obagi formulates a unique of blend of chemicals designed to treat an array of skin conditions, which include acne scarring, photodamage, and perdurable Pinocchio nose.
At Vue Optical Boutique, owner Dr. Dana M. Nolan and her friendly staff expertly outfit men, women, and kids in stylish luxury glasses and sunglasses from brands such as Gucci, Oliver Peoples, and Kate Spade. Shop the chic boutique and select a pair of luxury frames ($150+) before adding a set of single-vision plastic lenses ($90+). Stylish Tom Ford sunglasses ($380), which include aviators, or Fendis protect peepers from the harsh glare of the sun or a Parcheesi rival. Although not included in this Groupon, Vue Optical Boutique also offers eye-care services that use state-of-the-art equipment such as digital retinal 3-D imaging for vision diagnostics, LASIK evaluations, and comprehensive eye-health examinations.
Gulani Vision Institute, on the south side, is a full spectrum LASIK surgery facility, which performs over 40 different varieties of corrective eye surgeries and types of LASIK for a variety of issues, including cataracts, dry eye and corneal transplant. Dr. Arun Gulani is a world-renowned eye surgeon and LASIK specialist, as well as the founding director of the Institute. The institute is a true state of the art facility, which is well lit and peppered with information in each and every area of the office. Wall art and brochures, pamphlets and televised informationals on procedures are the norm, as are the glass enclosed treatment and examination rooms, which are outfitted with modern-day equipment and comfortable surroundings. From the light oak floors to the eggshell walls, the facility is immaculate and well designed. The staff is welcoming and friendly, and a consultation is free.