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. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.
Doctors Kirsten Albrecht and Catherine Earl of Southern Eyes interrogate ocular orbs with eye exams and outfit struggling eyes with high-tech lenses. The 45–60 minute appointment can diagnose common eye problems including glaucoma and cataracts and uncover underlying causes of vision loss, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or backward ski masks. Most exams involve dilating drops, but they can be circumvented with cutting-edge digital Optomap Retinal exams (a $39 additional fee). After the exam, eyeballs get the assist from cutting-edge ocular technology, such as shatterproof polycarbonate lenses—which use some of the thinnest high-index materials available—and Varilux progressive lenses that mask the telltale signs of bifocals, preventing civilians from guessing your alter-ego's true age.
In 1954, Dr. Rocky Stroud opened his first eyecare practice in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Though he might not have known at the time, decades later, his venture would transform into Eye Care Center—an ocular health system that, today, serves its patients at 50 clinics spread throughout North and South Carolina.
At each location, teams of skilled optometrists and opticians check vision during routine eye exams for children and adults, perform Optomap retinal examinations, and push eyes that have just seen a really great deal on sandals back into place. The doctors also treat ocular diseases ranging from glaucoma and diabetes-related issues to general infections.
Plus, Eye Care Center outfits clients with designer frames from brands such as Burberry, DKNY, and Ray-Ban, soft and gas-permeable contact lenses by Acuvue and FreshLook, and prescription transitional and polarized sunglasses.
Our goal is to serve our patients by helping them with their personal eye health and providing them with professional and state-of-the-art eyecare. We believe that healthy eyesight is vital to a high quality of life – both of which we are committed to!
Independent licensed optician Steven M. Pitman personally designed Spec's Optical Boutique, filling it with a massive wall grid of designer frames and abundant mirrors and employs his more than 25 years of experience in overseeing every element of fitting faces with frames. He and his wife, Gwen, demonstrate their lens-crafting acumen and devotion to customer service by happily outfitting wearers who bring in even the most difficult of prescriptions. An on-hand designer helps to pair patrons with frames that flatter their facial shapes, sense of style, and inner child.
Doctors David J. Matthews and Jeffery S. Pockl helm Devine Eyes, a comprehensive optical boutique with a staff fluent in Spanish and English. After graduating from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in '94 and '93, respectively, the doctors went their separate ways; Dr. Matthews worked on treating patients with glaucoma in Georgetown, and Dr. Pockl worked as a staff optometrist in the U.S. Army, examining peepers and equipping them with lasers. The two decided to partner up in 2003 and open Devine Eyes, where they perform comprehensive eye exams, treat eye diseases, and recommend luxury frames from brands such as Tom Ford and Prada.