From Boston to Duluth to Idaho, Dr. Justin Sparhawk has spanned the continent to strengthen his optometry prowess. Now firmly ensconced at Icare Optical, he oversees eye exams that assess visual fuzziness and scope for glaucoma and intermittent twinkles. His staff offers sage advice as patients try on designer frames from Coach, Jones New York, and Adidas, ensuring everyone walks out with the most face-flattering eyewear.
After starting out in immunology—and collaborating on discoveries that are still used in cancer research today—Dr. McNeel found himself drawn to another calling: optometry. Nearly two decades later, he has racked up more than 30,000 office visits with LASIK and cataract surgery patients and is still counting, even though he ran out of fingers and toes after patient no. 1,000. In addition to providing surgical aftercare, Dr. McNeel assesses eye health during regular exams and treats patients for concerns such as dry-eye disease, an area in which he specializes.
Eyewear specialists help clients navigate a wealth of frames from brands including Prada, Versace, and Maui Jim. The also perform fittings to ensure that contact lenses don’t need to be hemmed by hand. In addition to caring for eyes, McNeel Eye Center thickens lashes with Latisse and combats wrinkles with Botox.