Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Versace, Ray-Ban, and DKNY. If they're not in the store, clients can utilize the Try-On tool, uploading a photo to see what they or their dog looks like in different types of glasses. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.
At Primary Eye Care Associates, Drs. Steven Chander and Raj K. Goyal continue a nearly 40-year commitment to using the latest advances in eyecare technology. Today, their services include multiple forms of laser vision correction, plus nonsurgical options such as corneal refractive molding, which uses a special contact lens to gently reshape the cornea. The doctors match their commitment to providing advanced care with high-quality eyewear, such as SynergEyes hybrid contact lenses that combine the qualities of hard and soft contacts. They also stock a show room with fashion frames from designers such as Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana.
With 20 years of optometry experience, Dr. Timothy J. Morrison keeps peepers furnished with high-quality lenses and frames. Customers can keep vision sharp with a bevy of lenses, from basic, single-vision plastic lenses ($105) to advanced sight correctors such as bifocals ($135), trifocals ($165), and progressive lenses ($275). Special-order lenses are also available for additional upcharges, and eyewear owners can further gussy up ocular enhancers with added features such as UV protection ($30), scratch-resistant coverings ($30), and eye-obscuring tint ($25).
Fine lines soften and dissipate, wrinkles unravel and melt away, and body hair surrenders its bristly hold on the arms and legs inside of Alternative Medi-Spa. Founded and led by Daniel Rostein, MD, this medical spa staffs licensed aestheticians and laser technicians who specialize in helping clients look younger and feel more confident. The comfortable spa setting does as much to relax guests as the state-of-the-art technology does to embellish their most upfront features: SilkPeel machines, for instance, exfoliate with diamond heads that infuse the skin with vitamins and antioxidants in an exchange for toxins, which are sucked away by closed loop vacuums. IPL photogenesis treatments rely on pulsed lights to minimize fine lines and rosacea, and Cutera lasers perform skin-rejuvenation facials and remove unwanted hair from upper lips, arms, legs, and self-conscious kiwi fruits. The staff also offers facials for men and women, as well as peels and Botox cosmetic injections.
The multilingual doctors of optometry at Smart Optical conduct eye exams and outfit clients with new eyewear, whether clients prefer to speak English, Spanish, Korean, Cantonese, or Mandarin. Once their prescriptions are up to date, guests can browse a selection of designer frames and sunglasses.
At Boss Optical, a team of opticians and doctors of optometry guide patients through each stage of the vision-correction experience. Starting with a comprehensive eye examination, the doctors pore over ocular orbs for signs of aberration and screen for disease. Prescriptions are then sent to their onsite lab, where technicians churn out single-vision, bifocal, and progressive lenses within a few days; enough time for patients to pick out an ideal pair from more than 1,000 frames—including more than 60 from designer brands—but not so long that their eyes have already turned into raisins. The staff can also satisfy frame-free tastes by fitting eyes with contact lenses from brands such as Acuvue and Bausch + Lomb. A free, private parking lot is available next to Boss Optical's building.
Dr. Jordan Jones and his duo of fashion-conscious opticians, Gregory and Joseph Winjum, foster ocular health with comprehensive eye exams, and if necessary, outfit patients with the proper prescription contact lenses and glasses. Both the Chicago and Orland Park locations feature shelves neatly stocked with designer frames from brands such as Paul Smith, Tom Ford, Oliver Peoples, ic! berlin, and Prada. The wide selection of eyeglasses ensures that clients can find the appropriate styles to suit their face shapes, lifestyles, and superhero alter egos.