Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames starting at $69.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($159.95+) or Versace ($219.95+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision and while prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at around $80 (for plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN complete lenses ($120) are lightweight heavyweights.
Suspended on scarlet walls lit by crystal chandeliers, designer glasses look right at home in a boutique manned by a trusty staff. Vision exams and contact-lens fittings begin the process of selecting these exquisite pieces of eyewear, which are crafted by lab technician Danny, also an optician. Staffers help patients find the best eyewear for their lifestyle and personality, taking note of whether they play sports or play roles in a lot of 80s film shopping montages.
Ocular medical services are extensive, ranging from cosmetic lash-growing treatments to cataract evaluations and the healing of infections. Optometrists Dr. Rita Patel and Dr. Poonam Bhana further manage ocular symptoms and emergencies.
Exotic fish waggle their fins at passersby from their aquarium at Fugu's Sushi & Wok, daring visitors to experience the ocean with all five senses. Yellow lights bathe dark wood tables in warmth as guests dive into fresh sushi, sashimi, and other cool treats. From behind the sushi bar, a skilled chef rolls and chops 60 types of maki and nigiri, including yellowtail hand rolls and two-piece bites of squid and octopus. Specialty rolls arrive accented by ingredients such as avocado, chili sauce, and white or brown rice and radiate more color than a rainbow trapped in a gumball machine. Warm Chinese entrees such as walnut shrimp and cashew chicken brim with earthy flavors, which pair nicely with the restaurant's selection of sakes and crisp white wines.
Advanced technology and high fashion meet in Habacker's Bespoke Eyewear, where designer frames by English Laundry, Callaway, Kawasaki, Swiss Flex, and many other brands cozy up to hard-to-find European frames such as Derapage. With a dedication to personalized customer service, staffers help clients select the right single-vision, progressive, or high-definition lenses. Opticians fit faces for a range of frames, from American-made brands such as Kala and Shuron to European lines such as Nowosad, by Polish designer Slav Nowosad. Customers can bring their glasses to the store for free adjustments and ultrasonic cleanings, which de-grime lenses while entertaining neighborhood dogs. Habacker's proudly serves as a donation site for Lions Clubs International’s Recycle for Sight program, which matches gently used spectacles with people in developing countries.
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.
Eyes can be troubled by far more than nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. At Optical Zone, Dr. Akshet Joshi and Dr. James R. Campbell Jr. understand that maintaining healthy eyes requires a both preventive and ongoing vision care. To that end, the optometrists and staff use modern diagnostic tools—such as digital retinal photography and corneal-topography scanners—to test everything from depth perception to eye-muscle balance and Waldo spotting. Although the team's combination of experience and technology enables them to serious other conditions, they also provides patients with contact lenses and prescription eyewear to correct their vision needs. The staff works with visitors to help them pick a flattering pair of frames, most from well-known designers such as Gucci, Michael Kors, Ray-Ban, Juicy Couture, and Versace.