Dr. Melania Napolitano grew up in Italy and speaks fluent Italian and Spanish. She earned her doctorate of optometry from SUNY College of Optometry and now uses her linguistic skills to communicate with clients about their vision. When she isn't crafting eyeglass and contact-lens prescriptions, she diagnoses maladies such as glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. The shelves at 20/20 Eye Care brim with frames by designers such as Michael Kors, Juicy Couture, DKNY, and Nike, preparing patrons to read fine print or make fun of the lamest ants in a colony.
For more than 20 years, the opticians at Eye Supply of Bayside have helped their clientele to see the world more clearly. They diagnose eyesight and set prescription lenses into frames crafted by Fendi, Coach, Marc Jacobs, and other designers, and also outfit patrons with prescription sunglasses, reading glasses, or glassed designed for computer work.
A collection of more than 1,250 frames from 50 designers fans out amid Roslyn Eye Centre's funky decor. Licensed opticians fit lenses to frames from Oliver Peoples, Oakley, Cartier, and Prada at their on-site lab. The full-service optical store also offers youth eyewear, contact lenses, and sports eyewear.
At Lens Lab Express, friendly doctors and staffers fit clients with glasses that suit their prescriptive needs as well as style. To correct near- or farsightedness, they discuss how different frame and lens selections impact vision. And to ensure stylishness, they stock a wide array of designer eyewear from brands such as Christian Dior and Prada. Fittings for contact lenses and comprehensive eye exams also boost the health of clients' peepers.
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 use 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.
For more than four decades, the optometrists and lens sculptors at Visions of Manhasset have cared for eyes at the same office where they’re based today. The team specializes in hard-to-fit contacts, though their walls also show off frames by Oliver Peoples, Gucci, Brooks Brothers, and Nine West. Technicians complete them with lenses made in an onsite lab. Before their prescription is filled, patients—even those who can see little without their specs—can check out how they look in different frames using a high-tech Smart Mirror, a digitally enhanced device that takes photos of try-on sessions from various angles and with lenses' laser-shooting function on or off.
When it comes to laser vision correction, the doctors and technicians at Diamond Vision have a lot of options for their patients. Their most well-known treatment, LASIK, gently reshapes the cornea with a minor incision and a laser while LASIK's entirely bladeless cousin, Intralase, uses only lasers. Then there's the photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) procedure, which shapes the cornea directly but requires slightly more downtime. They also offer a few non-laser-based solutions as well that can permanently relieve vision problems or temporarily give patients X-ray vision.