Shouse Optical has been correcting vision with custom prescription lenses set in designer frames for more than 30 years. Ditch flashy x-ray specs for simpler frames ($35+), or upgrade a familiar style to high-fashion frames by Polo, Prada, or the rimless Silhouette. Prescription glasses take form with common single-vision lenses ($65+) as well as bifocals ($90) and progressives ($200) and are generally ready in one day depending on their features. Patrons with eagle eyes can cast aside clear eyewear in favor of designer sunglasses by Gucci and Versace ($60+), which protect eyes on the beach or during lazy strolls across the sun.
The clear-vision aficionados at Stratton Eyes draw on 60 years of collective optometric experience as they assess eye health and outfit faces with frames. A sight specialist first examines peepers for signs of disease before calibrating prescription lenses ($97) based on the ability to see letter charts, protons, and imaginary friends. Clients then select their favorite styles from a wide selection of frames that includes brand names such as Coach, Prada, and Burberry ($69+).
PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.
20/20 Eyecare's optometrists examine eyes and dress them up in specialty lenses and designer frames. They can recommend gear for almost any pair of soul windows with a supply of scratch- and glare-resistant lenses as well as OSHA–certified safety glasses. Technicians offer free adjustments, perform minor repairs, and change glasses' oil, often with same- or next-day service.
As an Alcon–sponsored Dry Eye Center of Excellence, 20/20 Eyecare is notably equipped to treat dry-eye syndrome.
At Joffe MediCenter, Dr. Kenneth Smith heightens the sight of his patients with advanced LASIK technology, backed by his extensive training as a chief resident at the University of Louisville. Patients eyes get sized up with a complementary comprehensive LASIK eye exam before any treatment, ensuring that the LASIK procedure is the right choice for his patients through Wavefront analyzers, 3-D maps of the corneal structure, and a careful observation of the way in which light travels through the eye.
The highly advanced custom Wavefront LASIK treatments employ an array of meticulously calibrated lasers and microsensors to execute a precise, individually tailored sight correction for every patient, allowing many patients to return to work the next day. Post-treatment, many patients boast clearer vision than they had when relying on contacts, glasses, or vintage View-Masters.
Modern frames are so sleek and dynamic that dozens of full-sighted individuals attempt to gain access to the elite club of Glassed Americans. Advanced Vision of Louisville offers a bevy of sight-betterers to fit any face shape or budget. Choose from a dizzying array of designer frames including models by Vanni, DKNY, Gucci, Anne Klein, Guess, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Nike, and Nikon. Europhiles needn't feel left out with frames from European designers including Prodesign, Klik, and Fysh. Budget frames are $99 and designer frames are $159–$500. If you buy frames that cost $200 or more, you can't use the 25% discount on the difference. Lenses start at $75 for a pair of plastics, and an exam is $92.