Carlsbad Eye Care's board-certified ophthalmologist Michael Tracy cares for eyes with the latest technology and a wealth of advanced training. After attending medical school at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, Dr. Tracy went on to perform his residency in ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. He then completed a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, which has been ranked as the top eye hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.
Dr. Tracy has performed thousands of eye procedures, including LASIK, custom surface ablation (PRK), and cataract surgery. He employs state-of-the-art equipment during LASIK surgeries, eschewing a handheld blade or Keebler elf’s samurai sword in favor of the advanced IntraLase femtosecond laser.
When Dr. Barry Katzman opened West Coast Eye Care & Med Spa, he envisioned the space as a small practice that would help locals better enjoy the city’s famous sunsets and beaches. With his expertise—he’s participated in hundreds of studies for advanced treatments—the business quickly took on enough customers to sustain seven offices, a staff of a dozen doctors, and its own language, which outsiders describe as Latin spoken in pig Latin. After outfitting eyes with prescriptions and preventive care, staffers can help them navigate an optical boutique stocked with more than 10,000 designer frames by Dior, Bvlgari, and Tom Ford. Regular performances of more advanced surgeries, such as LASIK, cataract laser procedures, and eyelid lifts, made the staff intrigued about similar aesthetic procedures. As a result, they opened a med spa, where they tighten and brighten skin with injections, rejuvenating laser treatments, and even plastic surgery.
Dr. Neville Cohen knows eyes. For more than three decades, the optometrist and his courteous staff have played matchmaker to countless clients, pairing them with their ideal set of vision-correcting frames and lenses. From Fendi to Ray-Ban, the shelves at his two-eye oasis are packed with fashionable designer glasses and sunglasses. Dr. Cohen also employs LASIK surgery and corneal refractive therapy, which uses custom-fitted contact lenses to gently reshape corneas, to help eyes achieve the 20/20 vision needed to stare down bald eagles.
Dr. Barry R. Mozlin's team of optometrists and opticians tests sight with computer-assisted eye exams before outfitting adults and kids with a chic selection of optical frames. The practice also stocks prescription and nonprescription sunglass frames, contact lenses available for same-day delivery, and lenses with Transitions photochromic technology, which darken in sunlight or during staring contests with light bulbs. Along with eyewear needs, Dr. Mozlin performs preoperative and postoperative work for laser-surgery patients.
At OC Optical Company, an accomplished staff of opticians and technicians fits patients with glasses and contact lenses. An extensive inventory of designer frames for women, men, and kids alike help customers create stylish new looks with help from Lulu Guinness, Versace, Van Heusen, and Guess. The optical shop ensures new glasses fit perfectly by offering adjustments and screw replacements free of charge. In addition to helping clients look their best and see clearly, the staff at OC Optical Company gives back to the community, with free in-home optical services for seniors and glasses donations and vision checkups through local and state Lions Clubs.
At Eyestyles For Lifestyles, skilled optometrists calibrate prescriptions for lenses that are ground in onsite express labs. The eyewear technicians slip the quickly created lenses into frames from designers such as Gucci and Juicy Couture, turning out vision-enhancing creations that flatter faces better than a close-talking admirer. They also guard against the glare of the sun with prescription sunglasses, and clients can order contact lenses from brands including Bausch & Lomb.