Doctors Todd Saniszewski and Nora Clancy leverage a combined 38+ years of professional experience at Advanced Eye Care of Michigan, which is both a high-end store and an optometrist's office. They see their patients in onsite private offices, offering them guidance and information on any conditions or issues they may be facing. For clients in need of glasses or another prescription, Advanced Eye Care boasts a vast selection of brand-name frames in the front of the shop, and the staff equips them with custom-made lenses. The doctors' eye examinations can discover eye illnesses as well as test for the need for glasses or a third eye. Doctors Todd and Nora also have extensive training in the co-management of LASIK and cataract surgery. They take great pride in their staff, which works to make every visit to their office a simple one, instead of a convoluted symposium on insurance minutiae.
The certified opticians at Lansing Ophthalmology fit visitors with a varied stock of prescription and nonprescription designer sunglasses. Encircle blinkers with stylish Oakley shades ($89+) or shield tear ducts while stomping onions for wine with a pair from Cole Haan ($115+). Single-vision sun lenses ($89+) let wearers speed-read sunsets with stunning accuracy, and cutting-edge lens designs from Seiko and Pentax rival the styles sported by Hollywood A-list talking dogs ($234+). Although this Groupon is not valid toward services, a staff of talented opticians—many of them certified by the American Board of Opticianry—is on hand to diagnose eyeball prescriptions. All sunglasses and lenses are insured by a yearlong workmanship guarantee, subject to an additional fee after 90 days.
The optometrists at eyeQ optical help patients protect their eyesight with preventative care. They treat these patients to comprehensive exams, zeroing in on exact prescriptions and checking for maladies such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes.
After the exam, specialists guide patients toward a stunning array of old-fashioned and ultramodern frames from labels such as Laura Ashley, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Dakota Smith. They then fashion glasses to patients' exact specifications and needs, with optional coatings that enhance scratch resistance, UV blockage, antireflective qualities, and the ability to see the world in all three dimensions.
Galper Eye Center serves as a gallery for wearable contemporary art. The flying-saucer-shaped lights hanging from the ceiling illuminate a collection of glasses frames that break fashion molds. Rather than simply gluing colored macaroni to Ray-Ban frames, the staff strives to stock particularly creative examples of eyewear. They've even held a design showcase for Ziggy and Jean Reno, encouraging guests to browse the collection of hard-to-find specs.
Though its style may be edgy, the center focuses on classic convenience when it comes to eye care. Its optometrist provides exams, contact-lens fittings, and services for pre- and post-op clients, and its vision-therapy programs aid those with binocular vision problems.
Diamond Optical's seasoned eye doctors help patients protect their eyesight, sharpen their vision, and complement their sense of style with prescription eyewear from well-known labels. New glasses from brands such as Calvin Klein, Nautica, LaCoste, and Bolle decorate faces, while lab technicians tweak clients' existing lenses and frames to adhere exactly to new prescriptions. In addition to helping clients see more clearly, Diamond Optical is also a provider of Gasket safety eyewear, which is ideal for those who work in factories or in close proximity to gorgons.
A boutique-style eyeglass shop whose proprietor travels to New York to pick up the latest frames, 20/20 Vision features chic mannequins that rock stylish eyewear, sun wear, and sports glasses pulled from designer collections such as Tom Ford and Vera Wang. The intricate designs of Roberto Cavalli sunglasses block out the nosy sun, while Maui Jam Punchbowl sunglasses trap rose lenses inside chocolate fade frames ($94.50). Fuchsia Jazz and blue and yellow Noyz frames from Rudy Project help match rainbow-sherbet-inspired hair-dye experiments. Lens coatings such as antiscratch and UV can cover the single vision lenses ($109), bifocals ($149), and trifocals ($160) nestled inside overstock designer frames (starting at $50). The store also repairs damaged specs, rescuing frames bent out of shape by games of don't-dodgeball.
Optometrist Dr. Michelle Calder ensures that Urban Optiques Vision’s boutique store gives visitors plenty of incentive to improve their sight. She fills the space with bright colors, original artwork, studio lighting, and original furnishings, including eyewear cases and mirrors handmade from recovered materials such as wood, copper pipe, and hammered metal. In these colorful surroundings, Dr. Michelle treats patients with optometric services including general eye exams, contact-lens fittings, and ocular-disease diagnosis and treatment, equipping them with the tools to spot eagles before the eagles spot them. Meanwhile, at one of the store’s glass-topped fitting tables, opticians fit visitors for designer, luxury, and vintage eyewear by makers such as Tom Ford, Lafont, Chrome Hearts, and Miu Miu.