Founded by Dr. Stephen Joffe and Craig Joffe, a father-and-son team who used LASIK eye surgery to correct their own vision, Joffe MediCenter has four locations across the country where expert ophthalmologists use advanced diagnostics to conduct each custom wavefront LASIK surgery. Treatment begins with a free, noninvasive examination with Bausch & Lomb Orbscan and Zywave mapping systems—derived from technology developed for astronomy and physics applications. They generate a 3-D model of each eye, which, like a fingerprint or favorite line from The Princess Bride, is unique to each person.
Upon assessing the results to confirm LASIK candidacy, doctors schedule an in-office surgery in their state-of-art clinic. The LASIK procedure is designed to eliminate your need for glasses and contacts regardless of whether you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. The vast majority of patients experience 20/20 vision the next morning after treatment. After the procedure, doctors will schedule postoperative exams.
The highly trained and experienced team at The Eye Care Institute cares for eyes with services ranging from routine family eye care to advanced LASIK surgical procedures. The clinical crew is comprised of six eye doctors, including three board-certified ophthalmologists who are all diplomates of the National Board of Medical Examiners and fellows of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. They specialize in laser vision correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, using the latest technological innovations to restore 20/20 sight and impart the ability to see through holiday wrapping paper.
Aside from caring for eyes, the medical staff members also help care for the community. They are the official eye doctors of the Louisville Bats baseball team, as well as supporters of the American Diabetes Association and several local charities.
Modern frames are so sleek and dynamic that dozens of full-sighted individuals attempt to gain access to the elite club of Glassed Americans. Advanced Vision of Louisville offers a bevy of sight-betterers to fit any face shape or budget. Choose from a dizzying array of designer frames including models by Vanni, DKNY, Gucci, Anne Klein, Guess, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Nike, and Nikon. Europhiles needn't feel left out with frames from European designers including Prodesign, Klik, and Fysh. Budget frames are $99 and designer frames are $159–$500. If you buy frames that cost $200 or more, you can't use the 25% discount on the difference. Lenses start at $75 for a pair of plastics, and an exam is $92.
In business since 1861, Heimerdinger Cutlery Company is the Louisville area’s only German cutlery store, whittling away household worries with a bevy of sharp-sided merchandise. Stock up on miniaturized swordcraft from name-brand knifesmiths such as Wusthof, Dovo, and William Henry. Victorionx's Swiss Army pocket knives (starting at $17) cut through inconvenience with a variety of colors and added accouterments, solving situational snafus with built-in bottle openers, screwdrivers, and English-newspeak dictionaries. Hunters and fish-fetchers can direct pointed questions to the Buck 105BKS Pathfinder ($71.95), an all-purpose, 5-inch outdoor knife with a phenolic black handle. Keep culinary cutlery drawers occupied with new blades from Dexter Russell, such as specialized stickers including boning knives ($19.50), petite paring pokers (starting at $10), and Japanese chef's knives ($35), built tough enough to slice through the island nation's traditional Godzilla tenderloins.
PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.