In 2001, Dr. Robert Samit had a vision, which was a pretty appropriate phenomenon, considering that he's an optometrist. He saw in the future a network of eye doctors, united under the banner of a single company that provides quality vision care—plus a huge selection of value-priced and designer eyewear frames—to patients throughout Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Together with company president Sue Healey Downes, they now boast a whopping 51 locations throughout the region, each with a licensed Doctor of Optometry on hand. They equip this army of eye examiners with the latest technology. When a doctor determines that a corrective lens is called for, he or she prescribes them before MyEyeDr.'s team of eyecare consultants helps patients choose from a huge array of frames from such brands as Chanel, Oakley, and Ray Ban RX.
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The eye experts at Your Eyes Opticians help sharpen fuzzy vision with comprehensive eye exams and corrective eyewear. During eye exams, the doctor assesses peepers' vision power, depth perception, and ability to see into the past, uncovering prescription strength and determining overall eye health. Visitors can then peruse frames from designer brands such as Gucci, Christian Dior, and Fendi ($89–$520) before selecting a face-flattering pair to fill with single-vision lenses. Those eschewing non-superhero disguises can sit down for a contact-lens fitting, in which the doctor calibrates the curvature of the eyeball to determine orbs’ sight-assisting soulmates. Once found, eyes are furnished with a three-month supply of contact lenses to keep vision clear and bright.
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.
Dr. Gerald Thompson and his daughter Dr. Kathryn Thompson are our two full-time doctors of optometry. We have been successfully serving the Greenbelt and College Park areas for over 25 years! And we are able to make many glasses prescriptions on site, sometimes same day! http://www.pearlevision.com/greenbeltMD
Though there are 130 For Eyes Optical stores around the United States, the company still has the heart of a small start-up. Owned and operated since 1972, when a small group of friends started it in Philadelphia, aiming for quality eyewear manufacturing as well as customer service. These same friends, aided by a few family members, still lead the franchise today. They ensure that each location adheres to their original principles and mandates for mustard-colored shag carpets.
In each store, expert independent doctors test clients' visual acuity and general eye health with comprehensive exams. Then, a store associate helps each person outfit their eyes with designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, D&G, and Versace. For Eyes Optical has its own advanced 40,000-square foot optical lab in in Hialeah, Florida, where technicians shape, surface, and coat the lenses to fit each person's exact prescription. After creating the lenses—whether plastic, polycarbonate, or trivex Toughlites—they inspect and fit each into its corresponding frame by hand, a process that ensures quality control and guards against the robots, whose first objective is to hinder our eyesight.