Marc F. Raymond Opticians has been deblurring Kingstonians’ views for more than 30 years and carries a bullion of fashion-minded eyewear and sunglass brands. The shop's haute and everyday frame selection drops names such as Optika ($140–$160) and Tom Ford ($410), with sun-damping specs from Maui Jim ($179–$310), Bollé ($160), and more. Cordial resident opticians can help with the selection process for any regular or sunglass pair based on potential wearing scenarios and level of local celebrity. Should adjustment needs arise, customers may return at their leisure for free fit tweaks and professional cleanings, and 50 per cent off repairs.
Since launching as a small optometric practice on Ottawa’s Laurier Street more than 20 years ago, Laurier Optical has grown from that single office into a network of more than 45 locations across Ontario and Quebec. It’s created a new distribution operation to lower costs and increase the diversity of its stock. And it’s helped countless patients feel good about how they see the world.
Today each of Laurier Optical’s locations stocks a selection of frames from an array of recognized designers, along with a variety of contact lenses. Their collection of sunglasses is almost as diverse, helping patients to protect their pupils from ultraviolet rays or simply win a staring contest with their car’s headlights. Each location also maintains an eye-exam clinic to make sure prescriptions stay up to date and offers complimentary eyewear adjustments to help frames maintain an ideal fit throughout the year.
Armed with the latest technology, Dr. David Braun and his team of dedicated vision sharpeners treat patients to full-service optometric care. From evaluating eyes to enabling 20/20 or 4-D vision, certified specialists diagnose optical ailments and help clients achieve clear sight. Inside the office’s eyewear gallery, lime-green walls and small overhead lights highlight shelf after shelf of lenses and designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Gucci, and Rudy Project. A wide array of lenses (among them, polycarbonate and transition) suit specific lifestyles and guard birds from hazardous run-ins with windows to the soul.
With more than 386 locations dotting North America, JCPenney Optical's ubiquity is matched only by its extensive selection of contact lenses and designer frames that includes brands such as Armani Exchange, Liz Claiborne, and Nicole Miller. Despite this wide reach, all lenses are cut at the same optical laboratory, ensuring a consistency of quality and a pretty good idea of where to look if your glasses run away from home. Each location has an independent state-licensed doctor of optometry, who can perform vision exams and help clients determine which type of vision correction will work best.
The licensed eye surgeons of LASIK MD—a laser vision correction provider with over 30 locations in North America—perform more than 60,000 total procedures each year. A chosen treatment among professional athletes and media personalities, LASIK and PRK correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism using advanced excimer laser technology. Treatments begin as patients meet with a LASIK MD eyecare professional for a complimentary consultation. The procedure takes about five minutes per eye, and most patients return to work within 24 hours. To monitor healing and evaluate results, each LASIK procedure includes postoperative assessments.
In almost 30 malls sprinkled across four states, Beauty Plus Salon beckons prospective makeover recipients with a fleet of skilled stylists and a colossal selection of professional beauty products. "The beauty industry never slows down," staffers say on Facebook, so "neither do we." That's why mall-goers find Beauty Salon open seven days a week. Between the retail shelves that average 500 nail polish colors, clients get gussied with services that pamper hair, skin, and nails.