After a military career spent treating soldiers and veterans in far-flung locales ranging from Kosovo to stateside Veterans Affairs hospitals, Dr. Joseph R. Rogalinski returned to his adopted home of Texas to tackle a new challenge: a civilian optometry practice. Joined by Dr. Elizabeth Nguyen and Dr. Jeffrey Legrande, he now dedicates his workday to improving eyesight with services ranging from comprehensive eye exams to laser surgery co-management and emergency eyecare treatments. His practice also houses an eyewear emporium with more than 1,000 eyeglass frames in as many different styles. Brands include Coach, RayBan, Harley Davidson and Dolce & Gabbana; each of their locations features different designers and different passwords for obtaining the “good” sunglasses.
Dietz-McLean Optical stocks an ogle-worthy array of popular designer brands, including styles from Michael Kors, Nike, Calvin Klein, Adidas, Coach, Fendi, Oakley, Giorgio Armani, Disney, and Flexon. So you can see how cool you look, pair your fancy new pair of frames with top-of-the-line lenses. Dietz-McLean carries lightweight, impact-resistant lens technology from Phoenix, a variety of progressive lenses for smaller fashion frames, and super-high-vision lenses to help you see better over tall people sitting in front of you in the movie theater. All glasses from Dietz-McLean Optical come with a two-year unconditional warranty.
A fashion design school graduate, Carol Reyes curates a collection of trendy looks suitable for women of all ages at her eponymous boutique. Styles cover a wide range, from business wear and cocktail dresses to casual sweaters and knit tops. Carol mixes pieces from new designers as well as more established names, pairing clothing with handbags and other accessories.
Austinites are known for their eclectic, innovative fashion, which doesn’t just stop at shirts, shoes and pants. Optique Eyewear, located in the heart of downtown on 4th and Nueces Street, offers an extensive selection of several hundred designer frames. Here, you’ll have access to many of today's most fashionable brands and designers, including Paul Smith, Tom Ford, and Ray-Ban. The sleek eco-friendly and entirely paper-free office also features a full optometry practice, with experienced staff and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to ensure their customers see well and look better, as their motto says. With a focus on customer service and unique, stylish frames, the staff at Optique Eyewear can help anyone find the perfect pair of frames to enhance and complement their look.
Optician Bradley Sauceda employs his 25 years of eye-examining experience to astutely assess optical health, educate clients, and recommend solutions. During the no-dilation refraction exam, eyes expose their problems, inner secrets and childhood crushes while strolling a gauntlet of simple tests and examinations. A series of procedures—such as muscle, cover, and manifest-refraction tests—gauge your peepers' performance and ideal prescription, with pupils able to flaunt their particular optical reactions to light.
Innovative Eyecare's full-service optometry boutique inspects eyes and outfits peepers with designer eyewear and contact lenses. Before clients select a stylish lens corrector, an experienced optometrist thoroughly examines their eyes during a 30-minute appointment aimed at determining prescription and assessing the health and Morse code blinking speed of the optic nerve (a $99 value). Next, a spectacle stylist can help outfit blinkers with chic frames from designers including Prada, Versace, Ray-Ban, Calvin Klein, and more ($160–$600). A variety of contact lenses are also available for discreet vision correcting or reading covert assignments written exclusively in size 3 font ($19.75–$86.50/box).