With more than 50,000 eye surgeries under his belt, Dr. Edward Yavitz is a true expert in his field. Educated at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Yavitz holds board certification from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was one of the first doctors to be certified in LASIK surgery. But, even with all these accolades and achievements, he remains friendly and approachable; he even gives his cell-phone number to patients in case they have questions before and after procedures or just want to swap potluck recipes.
Since opening shop in 1951, the optical specialists at Dr. Elliot and Webb have worked to sharpen their patients' vision while looking after their eye health. Routine eye exams scout the eye inside and out for any signs of glaucoma or cataracts while gauging prescriptions. The team caters to the needs of each individual by discussing Lasik procedures during free consultations and helping them pick out frames best suited to their face shape.
The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.
The ocular savants at All About Eyes meticulously fit designer frames (average $179) from names such as Dolce & Gabbana, Enchant, and Versace to unframed visages. Professional eyes help determine the best frame color and shape for each customer based on facial contour, skin tone, and hair texture, and can tweak frames to rest effortlessly with a fitting that lasts 15–45 minutes. A pair of designer sunglasses (average $150) from Oakley or Prada snubs insolent celestial bodies, and clients taken with a certain celebrity look can bring in a photograph of that luminary, from Obama in Ray-Bans to Tony Robbins wearing tinted windshields, and an expert will track down the brand and style. Dithering customers can exchange their frames for any of equal or lesser value for 30 days after their purchase.
Dr. Martin Burger knows his patients place a lot of trust in him when they elect him to perform their LASIK procedures. That trust isn't something he takes lightly, even though he has performed more than 60,000 corrections in his career. He ensures it's continued by monitoring his patients throughout the whole LASIK process, instead of handing them off to a technician or an unpaid intern. Vision One Lasik Center also employs other skilled professionals to dole out glasses-free sight. Both William and Jason Brand have years of experience treating patients with LASIK technology and also engage in pre- and post-operative care.
With two locations in Battle Creek, Vision Center At Meijer's eye mavens outfit more than 700 frames with lenses carefully crafted in their own laboratory to specifically suit the eyes and face of each patient. Professionally administered eye exams determine the prescription strength required to correct eyeball anomalies, and the laboratory can upgrade any lens with tints, Transitions, or antireflective coatings that save one from endless staring contests with one's own eyes.