For dozens of years, the Chinese have practiced acupuncture, a healing method that corrects imbalances by stimulating specific points on the body that help energy, or qi, to flow smoothly. During every visit, acupuncturists measure your qi pressure, which is similar to measuring your blood pressure except that inflatable thing is placed around your soul. Acupuncture will help reduce your dependence on medication for pain; plus, after you take all those needles out of your body, you'll finally have a utensil set for those little squares of cheese! Nancy Smith at Frederick Acupuncture knows acupuncture. It’s what she does. Her oldest patient is 354 years old.
For almost 20 years, the dedicated Peepers Family Eye Care staff has attended to the sight of its patients with meticulous eye exams and medical services, including LASIK laser vision correction. During appointments, the team employs the latest technology, such as visual field-testing equipment and retinal cameras, which provide an inside look at the eye, as well as snap professional images for retinas in need of headshots. After appointments, friendly staffers help clients choose the most suitable lenses and pick out the most face-flattering frames from name brands. They work to cultivate a familial atmosphere at each of their five locations, offering up family vision plans and extensive children’s eye care.
Eyes For You's Dr. An Hollier frees patients from blurry situations with preventive care for ocular diseases and a brimming bouquet of designer frames. During each comprehensive eye examination, Dr. Hollier will explore the intricacies underneath each eyelid while evaluating eye health and determining refractive status for prescriptions. After squinting at pictures and reading avant-garde poetry aloud from the posters adorning the examination room, patients will undergo a screening to detect any potential signs of glaucoma. Each screening also tests distance and peripheral vision, along with taking eye-pressure. With early diagnosis, Dr. Hollier can help to keep a condition from progressing by designing a treatment plan and calling in for retinal reinforcements.
Colonial Opticians' peeper pros have been fitting faces with frames and sculpting lenses on site since 1964. Having weathered decades of capricious eyewear trends, such as radiation-emitting x-ray specs and disorienting 1-D glasses, the family business brings noses into sharp focus with frames ($100+) for both sun and shade. Vibrant, hand-painted frames from Ronit Furst ($240+) are a favorite among cartoon parrot librarians, and share wall space in the showroom with the stark geometry of Kliik's Danish lens cages ($223+). Shoppers carrying a current prescription in hand can also order custom lenses—including single-vision lenses ($78), bifocals ($120), and progressives ($250)—or choose from different lens treatments that protect against scratches, create a mirrored surface, or inhibit glare. Turnaround time may be as short as a day, but varies depending on the prescription and specifications of each client.
In Greek mythology, Argos was a hero and a giant who was said to possess nearly 100 ever-watchful eyes. Though they couldn't possibly help clients see that well, optical surgeons Dr. Elena Mier Trotter, MD and Dr. Selvin Gnannakkan, O.D. want to try. As the resident physicians at Argos Vision and Eye Care Center, they use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat ocular diseases ranging from the common to the complex.
In addition to preventative care, they also perform routine exams to check visual acuity and weed out which patients are actually under the control of tiny robots living behind their eyes. These exams can lead to custom fittings for soft or rigid contact lenses as well as glasses lenses. In the case of the latter, patients may be turned over to optician Alex Finkelshteyn, who will fit them for designer frames by brands such as Gucci, Ray-Ban, and Persol.
Since 1984, the ocular experts at Luxoptics and Eyeland have been performing high-tech exams in an effort to provide clients with fitted contacts and frames. The staff’s comprehensive exams typically involve computerized tests that zero in on issues and reveal hard-to-see problems such as tissue damage or worrisome buildups of loose pennies. Once eyes have been thoroughly examined, clients can select single-vision, transition, polarized, and bifocal lenses to pair with frames from high-end brands such as Bulgari, Dolce and Gabbana, and Prada.