Since 1983, the certified opticians at Europtics have outfitted patients in Colorado with designer eyeglasses and sunglasses from around the world. Using their fine-tuned expertise and training, staff members pair each patient with an ideal set of eyeglasses using cutting-edge lens options that will fit the patient's prescription, lifestyle, frames, and budget.
This approach to eye care has certainly proved successful. Since their opening, Europtics has expanded their wide selection of designer eyewear to the Promenade Shops at Briargate in Colorado Springs in addition to their 4 Denver locations.
Optique de Mel's optician owner, Mel Clague, personally assists customers while cultivating a stylish garden of designer frames and lenses for men, women, and children. Pick a set of eye fences from the almost 40 frames populating the Richard Scot collection, which pairs thin, impact-resistant lenses with metal, plastic, or handcrafted frames available in two to three colors. An invisible, anti-reflective coating covers each lightweight, UV-resistant lens to improve night driving, thwart fluorescent lighting fatigue, combat computer glare, and increase the chance of victory during staring contests with laser-eyed robots. It typically takes at least a half hour for Clague to properly fit glasses before sending a courier owl to the land of frame-forging with the order, expecting the majestic creatures to return 2–5 days later with the personalized spectacles. Each lens is then carefully finagled into its home on-site. The one-year limited warranty covers manufacturer defects to guarantee a level of quality normally reserved for the royal retinas of duchesses, dukes, and calculator salesman.
Highline Vision Center clears vision with a litany of prescription lenses and accents faces with a collection of designer frames. Trade glasses prescriptions for a proper pair of lenses, such as single-vision ($95+), bifocals ($125+), and basic and advanced progressive lenses ($230+), whose seamless transitions disguise multiprescription construction with the discreet appearance of single-vision lenses and attached false mustaches. Clients can contain sight correctors with frames from an extensive catalog of designer labels, including Michael Kors ($129+), Diane von Fürstenberg ($219+), and Vera Wang ($189+).
If board-certified eye surgeon Dr. Paul Cutarelli kept a physical tally of all the LASIK and PRK procedures he has performed, he would probably be nearing the end of a comically lengthy scroll. That’s because he’s been at the helm of more than 60,000 of these procedures, which are designed to sharpen vision in minutes with the help of a precise laser and wavefront computer technology that determines exactly where to shape the cornea. This former resident of the world-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital pairs his most repeated procedure with a handful of other vision-correcting services. He can trade a scarred cornea for a new one and remove blurring cataracts. He can also insert a lens behind the iris to crystallize vision, an alternative for patients who can’t get LASIK or who refuse to hang magnifying glasses from each eyebrow.
The Perfect Touch aims to magnify beauty and boost guests' confidence with a wide range of aesthetic treatments. Teeth-whitening sessions, for example, use an organic hydrogen peroxide gel and LED laser light to undo the effects of years of smoking, wine drinking, or gargling with soy sauce. Gleaming, long-lasting Shellac manicures pamper and beautify hands, and epsom-salt pedicures smooth calluses with a peppermint foot scrub and lavender or cucumber lotion. Paraffin-therapy treatments are available as an add-on to help soothe dry skin and promote better circulation in the fingers and toes.
Dr. Kevin Crosier sharpens shabby eyesight with comprehensive eye exams that result in prescriptions for contacts and glasses. His friendly staffers then help clients navigate a selection of more than 450 frames from name brand designers, as well as perform contact lens fittings and evaluations for those who prefer to go the frameless route.