Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well-trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames ($99.95+), or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($149.95+) or Versace ($205+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision, and although prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at around $120, whereas specialty PearleThin complete lenses ($315+) are lightweight heavyweights.
At Visual Eyes at Mizner Park and Real Eyes on Atlantic Avenue, licensed optometrist Aaron Evans oversees full-service optometry centers and an inventory of more than 1,500 designer frames from makers such as Gucci, Ray-Ban, and Chanel. The staff uses state-of-the-art technology, including the optomap retinal scan, to examine eyes. The optomap produces full-color, high-definition images of the retina without dilating the eye, which can help reduce blurriness and sensitivity to light after the exam. The doctors prescribe appropriate lenses such as single-vision, bifocal, or progressive, with available add-ons such as Transitions lenses or scratch-resistant coatings. They also stock more than 400 varieties of sunglasses, enough for a gang of 50 spiders protect their eyes and look uniquely cool at the same time.
Opened in 1985 by brothers with a shared love for surfing, Boca Surf and Sail has grown from its humble roots as an easygoing shop often festooned with a Gone Surfing sign to a dependable pit stop for land and water gear. The store radiates with a love of surf culture, from racks of Quiksilver apparel to Meyerhoffer boards suspended from the ceiling and staff plucked fresh from the sea. Aisle after aisle of surfwear, apparel, and gear helps seasplorers enjoy crashing waves or the sun's warm rays cascading across beaches dotted only with shells and sandcastle McMansions.
Family-owned and operated center with three Florida locations
Optomestrist trained in pediatric optometry, can administer exams to children even if they can't read
Designer frames and glamorous sunglasses
Evening and weekend hours with 24-hour emergency care
Since graduating from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry with honors, Dr. Seechel Patel has been demonstrating her personalized approach to correcting vision in a private-practice setting. She specializes in contact-lens fittings, glaucoma treatment, and family eyecare, with a particular interest in conducting early childhood exams in a campaign against amblyopia. She is also on hand to offer an opinion or standing ovation as patients model frames from brands such as Gucci, Lafont, or Montblanc.
Ralph Lauren. Coach. Prada. The sprawling racks at Galaxy Thrift might be hiding high-end finds for men and women from these designer brands and more. Amongst the well-organized collection, shoppers will also find furniture and home accessories such as lamps, floral arrangements, and little purses to hang on a chair's recliner lever.