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.
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.
The doctors at Hauser-Ross Eye Institute carry on the mission originally set forth by the husband-wife founders, Dr. Lynn Hauser and Dr. Neil Ross, more than 30 years ago. Though they draw on a range of technology that was unavailable three decades ago, they still work to treat all manner medical and aesthetic ocular issues. In their surgical center, they work over precise beams, performing LASIK procedures. Wielding products such as Latisse and Botox, they perform eyelid lifts, medical-grade facials, and other cosmetic treatments. The team works to stay on top of the latest advances and technology to beautify eyes and make them good for something other than winking at trial juries.
Helping customers improve their vision is the main concern of the optometrists and eye-care professionals at Eye Boutique, who provide preventive screenings and help choosing from their more than 1,800 frames at each location. In each shop, licensed doctors of optometry scan eyes with comprehensive exams before diagnosing issues or prescribing high-definition Zeiss lenses and contact lenses from Optix and Acuvue. Designer frames from Guess, Nike, and Kenneth Cole house lenses fashionably, and Teflon protective layers help guard lenses from scratches and reduce glare. Sunglasses from brands such as Ray-Ban and Coach also protect eyes from harmful UV rays, creating an accessory that is both stylish and useful, like a diamond with a job.
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.
With locations throughout the Midwest, 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. Doctors demonstrate their care for patients' eyes by making sure all of them have a precise, up-to-date prescription. The center also works to keep frame prices low to help more patients find pairs of glasses within their price ranges.