Traditional eye exams require doctors to merely look at the front of the eye to determine eye health and prescription changes. Optomap retinal imaging technology actually allows doctors to examine internal structures at the back of the eye, which can help them diagnose everything from age-related macular degeneration to high blood pressure.
At Steer Optical, which is affiliated with LensCrafters, Dr. Hugh Steer and fellow optometrist Dr. Joshua Yoo rely on optomap imaging to help determine eye health. After conducting a thorough exam, they write lens prescriptions for glasses and contacts. They also can determine a patient's candidacy for LASIK surgery, which can permanently correct some vision issues and help patients see how late they are immediately upon waking.
Eye Doctors of Washington offers Latisse eyelash treatments (regularly $120 per box) to peepers wishing to add more pizzazz to eyelids. With Latisse's eyelash growth treatment, clients will apply a Food and Drug Administration–approved solution to their eyelashes every night before going to bed. The procedure results in longer, fuller, and darker lashes, maximizing batting and blinking effects. One box covers one month of treatment, with full results generally seen in three to four months. As a bonus, Eye Doctors of Washington is throwing in a 20% discount on up to two additional boxes, beyond the two included with this deal. This Groupon also includes a consultation with one of Eye Doctors of Washington's array of ophthalmologists and optometrists.
I-Surgeons's team of physicians oversees a range of sight-restoring laser treatments. LASIK and PRK, the main laser eye surgeries at the practice, enhance visual acuity in patients suffering from myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia, and the treatments use three different lasers to reshape corneas of varying thicknesses. To determine if patients are eligible for these surgeries or in possession of superpowers, a doctor examines eyes during free consultations that measure corneal thickness and pupil size. The surgeons also turn their eye expertise to blepharoplasties to correct drooping upper lids or puffy under-eye bags. They fight wrinkles around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead with Botox and Dysport injections.
Among the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the country, Dr. Nancy Tanchel has cleared fuzzy vision during more than 20,000 LASIK procedures. During each of these procedures, she uses femtosecond laser technology to create a smooth, precise corneal flap before reshaping the eye's surface to correct for nearsightedness, granting most patients with improved vision by the next day. Besides her specialty, Dr. Tanchel also offers PRK procedures, computer-based wavefront analysis for diagnosis and treatment, and laser light shows for those who ask really nicely.
The optometrists at Visual Health Doctors of Optometry tap into stored expertise during comprehensive exams assisted by a high-tech computer and a wisecracking flashlight at Visual Health's three Virginia locations. After emerging from exams clutching accurate eye prescriptions, customers peruse the showroom with the help of multilingual staff members, who show off designer frames from brands such as Coach, Ted Baker, and Calvin Klein. After selecting frames, technicians in the onsite lab craft standard, Crizal, or Varilux premium lenses, a Visual Health Doctors of Optometry speciality, or place orders for contacts.
People might not think of surgery as a creative field, but Dr. Ravi Dahiya disagrees. In fact, it’s the creative challenges of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery that the board-certified doctor loves so much about his job. Inside his practice at Potomac Facial Plastic Surgery, he applies this problem-solving spirit to the task of making clients look years younger, sometimes recommending face-lifts or eyebrow lifts, and sometimes injections of Radiesse or Juvéderm. He also restores youth by removing dead skin cells via microdermabrasion or chemical peels by Glytone. Dr. Dahiya fills bald spots with hair transplants or makes the whole body essentially one giant bald spot with laser hair-removal treatments.