Each of Europtics' five eyewear boutiques is helmed by an expert optometrist. Aided by cutting-edge diagnostic tools, these doctors check eyes for visual acuity, disease, or laser-blasting ability with a series of internal and external tests. Based on their findings, they might refer clients to the certified opticians, who conduct fittings for designer glasses and sunglasses frames. Meanwhile, technicians at Europtics' in-house labs sculpt five types of lenses to suit different needs. These range from standard single-vision to personalized progressive lenses.
Though SEE Eyewear’s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a-kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop’s exclusive coveted selection.
From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn’t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.
During your chosen exam, one of Peeper's experienced ocular doctors will peer deep into your eyes for minutes at a time. For a basic eye exam, the doctor will check your general eye health, screen for any diseases, and discern your current prescription needs using modern diagnostic equipment and a series of giant letter E's. If you opt for the more comprehensive contact lens exam, your eyeballs will also be meticulously evaluated to ensure a proper peeper-covering fit. Contact lens exams include two follow-up appointments if needed, both of which must be scheduled within 60 days of your first visit.
The surgeons at Icon LASIK have sharpened the vision of more than 90,000 patients since 1999, including professional athletes John Elway, Tom Danielson, and Bode Miller. Using three types of LASIK lasers, the doctors are equipped to address a range of acuity impairments, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Before procedures, Orbscan mapping and measurement technology takes careful stock of the structure and power of each eye without revealing television watching habits.
Optical Masters prides itself on speedy one-hour visits that outfit patients with fresh eyewear. If there's anything that can slow the process, it's the time spent browsing through a selection of more than 4,000 frames and sunglasses from designer brands. In addition to fitting eyes with everything from single-vision to bifocal to sports lenses, the staff equips glasses with anti-reflective coating to create clearer views and UV coating to prevent pupils from tanning.
Optique of Denver's Dr. Marie Schaefer brings more than a decade of professional experience to each appointment. Those thinking of making the leap from glasses to contacts can take comfort in the fact that Dr. Schaefer can fit astigmatic, multifocal, spherical, and cone-shaped lenses. For those going the four-eyed route, optician Kristen Collins dolls out guidance on more than 700 frame styles from the likes of Kaenon, Lindberg, Oga, and Theo. She can also advise clients on more than 50 lens types.