Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames starting at $69.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($159.95+) or Versace ($219.95+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision and while prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at around $80 (for plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN complete lenses ($120) are lightweight heavyweights.
At Richardson Vision Center, shiny displays of designer glasses and sunglasses tempt clients with the sleek designs of Ray-Ban, Vera Wang, and Jhane Barnes. Board-certified optician Paul Wayne Gerald draws from 23 years of experience to fit frames perfectly to faces, adjust and repair damaged eyewear, and cut and edge single-vision and multifocal lenses. He also helps clients find eyewear for rigorous activities such as extreme sports, fishing, golfing, and excessive winking.
While many eye doctors stop at finding their patients' prescriptions and doing surface-level exams, Dr. Kenneth Garza of Complete Family Eye Care believes in going farther. Using the latest eye exam technologies, he ensures each patient's ocular health without the hassles and annoyances of traditional eye appointments. With his dilation-free Optomap technology, Dr. Garza peers into the inner eye, examining the retina for early signs of eye problems or diabetes. His glaucoma screenings eschew irritating air puffs for more comfortable testing methods while still effectively pinpointing possible cases of the disease.
Once guests have their prescription in hand, they can browse the wooden shelves of Dr. Garza's cozy retail area, searching out their dream specs amid dozens of fashionable choices. A two-year warranty keeps glasses in working order in case of warping, breakage, or cases where your nose just up and runs away.
Advanced technology and high fashion meet in Habacker's Bespoke Eyewear, where designer frames by English Laundry, Callaway, Kawasaki, Swiss Flex, and many other brands cozy up to hard-to-find European frames such as Derapage. With a dedication to personalized customer service, staffers help clients select the right single-vision, progressive, or high-definition lenses. Opticians fit faces for a range of frames, from American-made brands such as Kala and Shuron to European lines such as Nowosad, by Polish designer Slav Nowosad. Customers can bring their glasses to the store for free adjustments and ultrasonic cleanings, which de-grime lenses while entertaining neighborhood dogs. Habacker's proudly serves as a donation site for Lions Clubs International’s Recycle for Sight program, which matches gently used spectacles with people in developing countries.