Wielding more than 40 years of experience and an arsenal of high-tech equipment, North Shore Eye Care helps alleviate the burden of near- and farsightedness with noninvasive laser procedures. As official eye care provider of the New York Islanders and the official LASIK provider of the New York Mets, the clinic’s board of certified surgeons can zap unwieldy glasses and irksome contacts out of necessity with this outpatient procedure by utilizing laser technology and a 1956 subway map. Patients’ corneal topography is first analyzed to determine the areas to be adjusted, and then a computerized laser is used to shuffle the corneal deck to correct vision impairments. Squinters take a mild oral sedative before the procedure but stay awake for the entire process. The procedure is completed in roughly 15 minutes, leaving patients to swiftly recover while the laser machine steps out for a celebratory round of golf.
At each of its five locations, Vision Center helps clients achieve clear, focused fields of vision and an impeccable sense of personal style with eyewear from brands such as Ray-Ban, Versace, Prada, and Dior. Optometrists zero in on vision prescriptions or eye diseases with high-tech exam equipment, and friendly, knowledgeable opticians and in-house frame stylists craft looks that suit each client's one-of-a-kind eyes and face.
Since the company's founding in 1927, Cohen's Fashion Optical has grown from a pushcart business into a successful franchise peddling prescription and designer wares at more than 100 locations spanning seven states and Puerto Rico. Each store employs experienced doctors of optometry who test pupils with comprehensive eye exams to assess ocular health, pinpoint visual acuity, and ensure that no wool has been pulled over the eyes. The store's visionary staff can also help outfit peepers with contact lenses or designer frames from brands such as Prada, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana.
Were it not for the sweet scent of pomade and the constant buzzing of clippers, it would be easy to mistake Park Ave. Barbers for a cozy after-work hangout. After receiving a warm welcome, men with mussed hairdos hop into leather thrones and entrust their styles to the shop’s expert barbers. Flat-screen televisions keep eyes distracted from the scissors behind them as the barbers work assiduously to dress up scalps in timeless fashions. A hot lather softens whiskers before a traditional straight-razor shave coaxes out facial tattoos cowering in the darkness of a five o’clock shadow.
At Argyle Optical, a highly skilled optometrist and a team of seasoned opticians help clients sharpen their field of vision with designer frames, high-def lenses, medical screenings, and contacts. Thorough exams inspect eyeballs for chronic diseases and zero in on exact prescriptions, while an extensive inventory of frames decorates faces in designs from Coach, Gucci, Tom Ford, and Versace.
For more than two decades, the lead optician at Stony Brook Vision World has shared his vast knowledge and experience with people who have been seeking out the latest frames and diagnostic technology. In addition to dispensing glasses, which are made in the onsite lab, he screens and treats patients for cataracts, glaucoma, and other ocular botherations. A testament to his passion for eye care, a glass case displays a variety of antique instruments that, like 19th-century laws mandating the use of monocles, were used to alter people's vision many years ago.