Combining the personal touch of an optometrist-owned practice with the affordable pricing offered at optical superstores, Today's Vision helps keep customers' eyesight crystal clear. Pooling their resources under the Today's Vision aegis, the independent operators that own each location are able to offer personalized care while taking advantage of large-scale discounts on lenses, LASIK eye surgeries, and novelty eye charts that are printed all fuzzy-like. Those looking for fetching frames can browse through extensive selections from such purveyors as Oakley, De Rigo, and Liz Claiborne.
Perfect vision is an admirable goal, but the team of optometrists and technicians at Heights Eyecare and Contact Lens Center strive for more. The father-son team of Dr. Allen H. Chin and Dr. Allen J. Chin set out to ensure that patients' eyes remain healthy with help from cutting-edge technology and techniques as well as decades of experience. In addition to vision-correcting LASIK procedures and multifocal contact lenses, the doctors also specialize in orthokeratology, a process that uses specially designed contact lenses to mildly reshape the eye and help correct problems such as nearsightedness and astigmatism. Beyond bringing eyesight closer to 20/20, the optometrists can also check for common signs of disease ranging from cataracts to glaucoma to uncontrollable heat vision.
Dr. Fred Mattioli has performed more than 30,000 laser procedures and been named one of the International Association of Healthcare Professionals’ Top Ophthalmologists for 2012–2013. At his clinic, Mattioli Vision Professionals, the doctor draws on his experience to perform seamless, blade-free LASIK surgeries, which help patients avoid wearing glasses or taping telescopes to their faces. The clinic’s implantable lenses, meanwhile, alleviate fuzzy vision in much the same way as contacts do, except that they rest just inside the eye rather than outside of it. The team also screens for common eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts, and Dr. Mattioli can discuss the results with patients in English or fluent Spanish.
Helmed by Dr. Charles Moore, a refractive surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, International EyeCare Laser & Lifestyle Center uses modern technology and procedures to clarify patients' fuzzy vision. Together, the staff has performed more than 50,000 vision-correcting procedures for everyone from fellow ophthalmologists to marathon needle threaders. The center's WaveLight Allegretto excimer laser system reshapes corneas in as little as 10 minutes, although the team can also use cataract surgery, radio-wave energy, and corneal implants to improve eyesight. Collectively, these procedures help correct the blurring effects of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Optical Illusionz’s Dr. Esther Kovacs performs comprehensive eye exams to bolster the sight of her patients. As a licensed therapeutic and glaucoma specialist, she’s able to quickly assess and treat ocular diseases as well as conditions such as dry eye or macular degeneration—a major cause of vision loss in adults older than 60. Dr. Kovacs also specializes in fitting eyes with challenging conditions, such as those in need of astigmatism and bifocal contact lenses.
Inside the store, a knowledgeable staff helps match clients' personalities with designer frames from the likes of Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, and Caviar, available in a variety of styles with pint-sized versions for kids. An onsite lab fabricates prescription lenses in as little as one viewing of a 24-hour telethon or one complete day.
At Eye Excellence, advanced ocular technology enables the staff to diagnose even the rarest eye disorders and then correct them without the use of a blade. Here, the team can remove a cataract with a precise refractive laser, reshape the entire cornea with an excimer laser-aided LASIK procedure, or just make laser-sharp measurements for contacts and designer frame fittings. But these cutting-edge devices would be nothing without the licensed professionals who operate them. Eye Excellence is helmed by Mary T. Green, M.D., Ph.D, a seasoned ophthalmologist and surgeon, and a Fellow on three medical boards. Dr. Green is aided by three therapeutic optometrists and a squad of ophthalmic technicians and opticians, all of whom never stop learning in their quest to better clients' vision.