When students of optometry learn how to fit contact lenses, there’s a good chance they pick up The Fitting Guide for Contact Lenses, a textbook co-authored by Dr. Roger F. Shaw, III of Southern Eye Center. As an authority on lens fitting, Dr. Shaw carefully scrutinizes each eye and pinpoints factors that make it a candidate for specific lenses. In addition to continually exercising his skills at Southern Eye Center, he disseminates his knowledge as an adjunct professor with three colleges of optometry. Dr. Ann Hardin Shaw joins Dr. Roger Shaw at Southern Eye Center, contributing expertise in the areas of nutrition and vision care for children with special needs. The duo draws on a full repertoire of ocular measurement equipment to determine prescriptions, prep eyes for corrective LASIK surgery, or tailor comfortably curved pairs of contact lenses or eye umbrellas.:m]]
With more than 386 locations dotting North America, JCPenney Optical's ubiquity is matched only by its extensive selection of contact lenses and designer frames that includes brands such as Armani Exchange, Liz Claiborne, and Nicole Miller. Despite this wide reach, all lenses are cut at the same optical laboratory, ensuring a consistency of quality and a pretty good idea of where to look if your glasses run away from home. Each location has an independent state-licensed doctor of optometry, who can perform vision exams and help clients determine which type of vision correction will work best.
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.
Meta Exchange owners Wendy and Michael Dolan gather designer apparel from premium brands, including 7 For All Mankind, J. Crew, and Abercrombie & Fitch, inside their sunlit store. The Dolans acquire some items on consignment and buy others outright, stocking racks with a wide variety of in-season apparel for men, women, and sentient store mannequins. A rotating cast of accessories highlights colorful jewelry and like-new handbags from brands such as Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Ban Soleil offers eye-havers a wide array of stylish sun shields. Outfit your face with a pair of vacation-friendly Carrerra Cruises ($124.99) or regal Monarchs by Optic Nerve ($59). Suncloud's Vannas ($49.95) keep corneas from cowering in virtually any solar circumstances, and Ray Ban Aviators ($139) evoke memories of the daring pilots who first discovered that clouds contain virtually no cotton candy. Ban Soleil also carries popular brands such as Oakley, Coach, Nike, and Michael Kors to help meet the needs of eyeballs of all stripes.
Vision and Hearing Institute peeper technicians help eyes maintain optical integrity with their comprehensive eye exams and wide selection of newfangled frames. Exams commence as Dr. Silbernagel combs through case files that help better acquaint him with patients' medical history, visual needs, and risk for lycanthropy. Eyes then undergo a series of diagnostic tests designed to unmask glaucoma risks or retinal trouble spots, followed by a refraction to identify nearsighted or farsighted needs. Ocular evaluations conclude as the doctor pop-quizzes pupils on movement and tracking ability, binocular synchronization, and the role of sunglasses in the War of 1812.