Before opening Selkin Laser Center, Dr. Robert Selkin honed his refractive marksmanship as a fellow at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, an educational partner of Harvard Medical School. He has logged more than 65,000 LASIK procedures in his prolific career, with other doctors, many of his own staff members, and professional athletes included in those numbers. This expertise and experience, combined with an office outfitted with of high-tech equipment from Bausch + Lomb, Orbscan, and Zyoptix, has garnered Dr. Selkin rave reviews from his patients and protest letters from local monocle manufacturers.
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.
Led by a licensed dispensing optician who ensures that specs ($145+) are appropriately fit to each client's face and each client's face double's face, the cornea connoisseurs at Visualeyes outfit peepers with stylish frames from designers such as Lafont, Fendi, and Tom Ford. Single-vision lenses ($90+) and progressive lenses ($150+) can be enhanced with an antireflective coating ($90) to ward off wasted minutes pondering the true meaning of The Real World, or endowed with a solid tint ($20) or polarized lenses ($80) to protect baby blues from the sun's harsh glare. About one week after picking out new frames and lenses, your nose will be united with its more adorned half.
Country-music greats Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney, Jo Dee Messina, Naomi Judd, and Julianne Hough share more in common than their musical abilities—they also boast clear vision courtesy of Dr. Ming Wang’s bladeless LASIK procedures. Nashville stars aside, Dr. Wang has corrected the vision of more than 55,000 patients with LASIK and laser cataract surgeries. This same path—with a rare combination of a PhD in laser physics and MD from Harvard and MIT—led him to perform the very first 3-D LASIK procedure, a highly precise treatment that's now a routine part of his ocular-enhancing repertoire, alongside implantable contact lenses, glaucoma treatment, and complete corneal transplants. All LASIK procedures at Wang Vision Institute are 100% bladeless.
Before settling down in Tennessee, Dr. Laura Kobrick practiced optometry in southern Illinois and in the Air Force as an active-duty captain. At Visionary Eyeworks, she employs her wealth of professional experiences to develop a one-on-one rapport with each patient, screening them for common ocular-health problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, and death-ray vision. With prescription in hand, customers can peruse the shop’s wide array of frames from brands such as Ralph Lauren, Ray-Ban, and Coach, as well as XXL pieces that comfortably fit larger faces.
With its patients’ concerns paramount, Cordova Family and Cosmetic Dentistry staffs two doctors, one of whom is always reachable in the event of an after-hours or weekend emergency. Cordova also makes same-day appointments possible and offers free nitrous to ease patient anxiety during visits. With experience across the board, the duo performs cosmetic, surgical, and general dentistry, including tooth extractions, root canals, and deep cleanings.