If you're willing to let someone operate on your eyes with a laser, what's the one thing they better have? Steady hands are important, sure, but how about experience? All told, The LASIK Vision Institute's doctors have performed more than one million eye surgeries at 57 locations nationwide. Across its network, the company has independent veteran surgeons who are all LASIK experts.
Technology has played a major role in LVI’s success, as well. Each location relies on FDA-approved laser technology that results in minimal discomfort and short recovery times, in addition to helping many patients see 20/20 or better.
The four eye surgeons at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Center?Dr. David Kleiman, Dr. Anthony Evangelista, Dr. Aaron Amacher, and Dr. Farshid Ighani?specialize in surgeries that render blades unnecessary, replacing them with laser technology. Their Blade-Free HD IntraLASIK surgery, for example, corrects vision problems with beams from the IntraLase iFS and VISX Star S4 lasers; the process reshapes corneal tissue more effectively than glasses whose lenses have been replaced with Jell-O molds.
The expert team at Key-Whitman Eye Center has been caring for clients’ vision for more than 50 years. President and chief surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, MD draws on extensive experience to continue the center’s healing tradition. Doubly board certified in ophthalmology and in LASIK surgery, Dr. Whitman’s impressive resume also includes the American Medical Association's prestigious Physician's Recognition Award and tenure as president of the American College of Eye Surgeons. He shares his insight on sight in media outlets such as Fox 4, where he discussed the causes of and treatments for blurry vision.
At Key-Whitman Eye Center, Dr. Whitman and his physicians sharpen sight with all-laser LASIK procedures performed with Wavefront analyses. The clinical crew also specializes in accommodating multifocal-lens implants, which can allow patients to see things that are nearby, far away, and stuck in parallel dimensions. In addition, the center offers general eye-care services and showcases designer frames in its optical center.
Aestheticians and laser technicians come together for the common good of skin at Skin Studio & Laser Boutique, combining their expertise to rid the body of unwanted hair, visible veins, and hyper-pigmented or dulled complexions. After a consultation and a skin analysis, aestheticians customize facials to each client’s needs, helping clear acne, treat rosacea, fight aging, and unfreeze funny faces. They also apply custom airbrush tans to camouflage cellulite and stretch marks and enhance eyes with lash tabbing—a process that adds length and volume to natural lashes and lasts about a week. When not targeting problem follicles or splotchy capillaries, laser technicians calibrate their equipment to hone in on sagging skin, using the painless, light-based technology to increase production of collagen and elastin and restore lost firmness.
Eyeworks's expansive selection of fetching frames and vision-correcting lenses focuses malfunctioning ocular orbs with aplomb. Frames from such brands as Tiffany ($99), Dolce & Gabbana ($199), and Tommy Hilfiger ($189) come in a plethora of shapes and sizes to complement patrons' differing styles and number of noses. Capri’s Flexure children's frames ($200) comfortably fit youthful faces, and luxury frames from the likes of Prada ($399) accessorize faces with opulent design. Lenses range from basic, single-vision plastic options ($111) to advanced polycarbonate sight-sharpeners ($251), with optional anti-glare technology to ease sunlit escapades and protect eyes against the gleaming smiles of tooth fairies.
Staffed by passionate opticians, Clearview Eyecare and Laser Center serves clients with family-friendly eye care and crafts new qlasses fast with one-hour service available on most prescriptions. The shop stocks more than 1,000 different styles of adult and children’s frames, all backed by a price-protection guarantee. Lenses ($60+) and colorful eyeborders from Adidas, Kipling, and Reflections ($90+) make fashion statements without landing wallets in the emergency room. Chic designer specs from Ted Baker, Vera Wang, Guess, and other brands serve as both a trendy accessory and a means for preventing customers from mistaking a garishly dressed friend for a Christmas tree.