Exotic fish waggle their fins at passersby from their aquarium at Fugu's Sushi & Wok, daring visitors to experience the ocean with all five senses. Yellow lights bathe dark wood tables in warmth as guests dive into fresh sushi, sashimi, and other cool treats. From behind the sushi bar, a skilled chef rolls and chops 60 types of maki and nigiri, including yellowtail hand rolls and two-piece bites of squid and octopus. Specialty rolls arrive accented by ingredients such as avocado, chili sauce, and white or brown rice and radiate more color than a rainbow trapped in a gumball machine. Warm Chinese entrees such as walnut shrimp and cashew chicken brim with earthy flavors, which pair nicely with the restaurant's selection of sakes and crisp white wines.
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 starting at $69.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($159.95+) or Versace ($219.95+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision and while prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at around $80 (for plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN complete lenses ($120) are lightweight heavyweights.
Native Texan Dr. Anisah Prueitt Shahidzadeh—or Dr. S—helps focus vision by correcting a wide range of ocular conditions, from red eye and glaucoma to diabetic eye disease and cataracts. In fact, it’s possible for Dr. S to help patients see in the same high-definition crispness of an LED television or crystal ball. The doctor is skilled in operating advanced vision-measuring equipment that can obtain individual eyeballs’ unique ocular “fingerprint.” High-resolution technology by iZon uses this information to custom-craft lenses that improve vision aspects such as depth, contrast, and color perception according to each patient’s specific needs.
Upon receiving their prescription, patients can then search the boutique’s shelves for designer frames by Gucci, Prada, and Coach. Staffers patrolling the floor can guide patients to the pair that perfectly suits their facial shape and personal style.
Helmed by American Optometric Association member Dr. Diana Lee, Frisco Eyecare protects and beautifies eyes with comprehensive exams and a selection of high-fashion frames. During her thorough eye evaluations, she not only tests eyes to determine their necessary level of correction, but also evaluates their health through investigations including corneal evaluations and tear analysis. This thoroughness doesn't just catch early signs of vision-withering diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration; often, she can catch indications of larger illnesses including high blood pressure and diabetes before they've set off the alarms of other scans. After their exams, patients can perfect their focus with frames from brands such as Oakley, Gucci, and Nike, or discuss the benefits of corrective treatments including Lasik surgery.
Though she spends most of her time staring deep into their corneas, Dr. Haideh Karimi understands that her patients are more than just a set of eyes. So while Dr. Karimi is checking oculi for aberrations, she's also taking into account her patients’ lifestyle and whether their eyes stare at computer screens under fluorescent lights all day or belong to mechanics who need the ability to focus closely through the tops of their lenses when working underneath a car or robot chef. Paying close attention to these kinds of details, Dr. Karimi fits a range of designer frames with carefully prescribed lenses to keep eyes functioning at their best. She also canvasses peepers for signs of disease, heading off symptoms of glaucoma and cataracts before they worsen.