The Hour Glass has been aiding local eyes for 25 years. Highlighted in 20/20 optical magazine and ranked the best eyeglass store in the city by readers of Tallahassee magazine, the designer eyeglass boutique currently has more than 2,000 frames on display. Notable nose windows from designer brands such as Coach, Silhouette, and Nike are available ($100–$250), in addition to simplified value frames (starting at $44). True to its name, The Hour Glass readies most specs within an hour's time and, per store policy, closes whenever the sand reaches the ceiling.
At Palmer Eye Center, opthamologist and cornea specialist Dr. Richard M. Palmer performs surgeries. Dr. Palmer employs FDA-approved lasers during LASIK surgeries to correct vision problems including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. He also reshapes corneas with PRK eye surgery and replaces them entirely during corneal transplants. Whether the medical professionals are calibrating a fresh prescription or performing a procedure, they take a compassionate, individual-oriented approach.
The center’s medical spa caters to the skin surrounding eyes with frown line-fighting Botox injections and JUVÉDERM dermal fillers, which leaves skin smooth and free of evidence that its owner was once abducted by aliens for several minutes..
Born out of co-founders Todd Giatrelis's and Sarah Towne's frustration at hunting for a sandal shop amid the glitz of the Vegas strip, Flip Flop Shops helps customers free their toes with a one-stop boutique for comfortable sandals and shoes, quickly expanding across the nation with more than 30 locations. Owner Jason Swinford proudly strides his size 12 sandaled feet across the floor of his Governor's Square Mall shop, uniting visitors with stylish strapped footwear and sneakers from brands such as Flojos, O'Neill, Quiksilver, and Vans. Every aspect of the store is cultivated to convey a laid-back, beachy atmosphere, with a scent of suntan oil gracing the air, lively music playing in the background, and a distinct taste of salt on every surface.
Lee County Optical's freshly minted practice specializes in Vision Fatigue Syndrome, keeping eyes focused and friendly with eyewear and accessories. The comprehensive eye exam quizzes eyes, checking for glaucoma, prophetic visions, and cataracts. Afterward, the doctor gifts customers their peeper prescription, and, for an extra fee, will fit contact lenses.