Precise Optique fills the walls of its cozy boutique with frames from designers including Gucci, Dior, Armani, and Prada. As clients shop the shelves, staffers demonstrate their commitment to personal attention by helping customers find eyewear that complements their lifestyle and facial shape. Frames are then filled with basic or progressive lenses, which gradually increase in power for close-up reading and faraway whale spotting. Patients also can opt for contact lenses to achieve frame-free sight. The doctor extends the same personal courtesy as the staff during examinations, spending time to ensure patients’ eyes are free of glaucoma and cataracts before assessing visual acuity.
Lens Lab Express encourages customers to come in and sit down with its opticians for one-on-one consultations that discuss everything from finding the right eyewear for your face to making the switch from glasses to contacts. Once patrons have found their ideal frames, which include selections from brands such as Ray-Ban, Burberry, Gucci, Armani Exchange, Christian Dior, Prada, and Coach Lens Lab Express can fabricate the eyeglasses in one hour.
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.
Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.