During your chosen exam, one of Peeper's experienced ocular doctors will peer deep into your eyes for minutes at a time. For a basic eye exam, the doctor will check your general eye health, screen for any diseases, and discern your current prescription needs using modern diagnostic equipment and a series of giant letter E's. If you opt for the more comprehensive contact lens exam, your eyeballs will also be meticulously evaluated to ensure a proper peeper-covering fit. Contact lens exams include two follow-up appointments if needed, both of which must be scheduled within 60 days of your first visit.
Located in Sears stores or at adjacent offices, Sears Optical's independent optometrists screen peepers to determine accurate prescriptions and diagnose any health problems. As doctors position a refractive device over the eyes, flipping through lenses of varying strengths, patients describe the level of clarity with which they can see the purple zebra dancing in the far corner. In addition to the prescriptive exam, doctors may use eye drops to dilate the pupil to scrutinize the retina.
Each of Europtics' five eyewear boutiques is helmed by an expert optometrist. Aided by cutting-edge diagnostic tools, these doctors check eyes for visual acuity, disease, or laser-blasting ability with a series of internal and external tests. Based on their findings, they might refer clients to the certified opticians, who conduct fittings for designer glasses and sunglasses frames. Meanwhile, technicians at Europtics' in-house labs sculpt five types of lenses to suit different needs. These range from standard single-vision to personalized progressive lenses.
Though SEE Eyewear’s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a-kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop’s exclusive coveted selection.
From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn’t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.
The surgeons at Icon LASIK have sharpened the vision of more than 90,000 patients since 1999, including professional athletes John Elway, Tom Danielson, and Bode Miller. Using three types of LASIK lasers, the doctors are equipped to address a range of acuity impairments, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Before procedures, Orbscan mapping and measurement technology takes careful stock of the structure and power of each eye without revealing television watching habits.
International Optique's showroom hosts a colorful congress of designer frames and custom lenses. Backed by the company's 35 years of experience in optical reinterpretation, knowledgeable staff members decipher prescriptions, distinguish between cerulean and azure crayons, and differentiate lens types to help clients decode their needs, whether for single vision ($120+), bifocal ($160+), or progressive lenses ($300+). The mirrored boutique glimmers with frames for bright sunlight and regular wear, with chic frames from Alain Mikli, Theo, and Channel resting alongside sun-shielding wares from brands such as Judith Leiber, Maui Jim, and Ray-Ban. Although technicians edge most lenses in-house, turn-around time varies from one to two weeks depending upon the complexity of each prescription and the location of the client's third eye. The resident optometrist is available to inspect baby blues, greens, and browns during on-site eye exams six days a week.