Advanced Laser and Cataract Center is a complete refractive center, meaning that eye doctors John Belardo, Matt Brooks, Misty Otte, and Hanni Hagen accommodate each patient's individual needs for vision correction and ocular health with a wide variety of services. As a board-certified corneal specialist surgeon and a fellow of the esteemed American College of Surgeons who has performed more than 40,000 vision corrections, Dr. Belardo uses the latest technology to carefully evaluate the strength of the cornea before recommending a course of treatment. His diagnostic tests help determine whether a patient is a good candidate for other procedures, or whether an alternative, such as intraocular contact-lens implants, may be more appropriate.
The skilled team also performs surgical procedures to address cataracts, glaucoma, or third eyes that incorrectly predict the future, and offers basic vision care in the form of contacts and glasses.
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 $99.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein ($149.95+), DKNY ($159.95+), RayBan ($179.95+) or Versace ($205+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision and while prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at around $130 (for plastic scratch-resistant) and $215 for PearleTHIN, while specialty anti-glare PearleTHIN complete lenses ($315) are lightweight heavyweights.
The Eye Gallery is a full-scope eye care clinic with a fashion-forward eyewear gallery that includes designer frames such as SALT, Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior, Michael Kohrs, etc. We specialize in hard-to-fit contact lens wearers and offer eye examinations to all ages.
If you're willing to let someone operate on your eyes with a laser, what's the one thing they better have? Steady hands are important, sure, but how about experience? All told, The LASIK Vision Institute's doctors have performed more than 950,000 eye surgeries at 46 locations nationwide. Across its network, the company has independent veteran surgeons who are all LASIK experts.
Technology has played a major role in LVI’s success, as well. Each location relies on FDA-approved laser technology that results in minimal discomfort and short recovery times, in addition to helping many patients see 20/20 or better.
Though eyes are widely known as the windows to the soul, Dr. Stacey Rockett sees them as the focal point of her life. In practice as an optometrist for more than a decade, Rockett and her team at Eye Q Vision Center outfit eyes with contacts and face-flattering frames from high-end brands such as Versace and BCBG. Dr. Rockett also screens for and treats common eye diseases, such as glaucoma, and alleviates pain for clients who’ve confused the white bottle of eye drops for the red bottle of sriracha.
Since Phil Clayton became the owner of TSO Optical 25 years ago, he's transitioned away from the traditional discount-eyewear model and toward a premium, boutique system that delivers higher-caliber frames. Since then, he's found that his smiling customers generally need fewer frame adjustments and less warranty work. Instead of opting for cut-rate glasses that have been blessed with a flashy label, his shop opts for quality glasses made by actual eyewear experts, housing a vibrant collection populated by frames from brands such as Oliver Peoples, Ray-Ban, and Tom Ford. A friendly and knowledgeable staff curates this vast selection, and an onsite optometrist provides prescriptions for both glasses and contacts. TSO Optical fills these frames with lenses made in their own laboratory, an onsite facility that cuts back on turnaround time so that clients get their glasses quickly and don’t have to extend the rental on their seeing-eye eagles.