At Metro Eye, Drs. Amy Jankowski and Kaelyn Zaporski strive not only to outfit their patrons with precise prescriptions but also to educate them about their overall eye health and proactively assess their ocular condition. The doctors' digital eye photography helps to detect any signs of ocular diseases and the hideout of renegade bands of eyelashes, and an epic refraction system maps corneal topographies for a highly accurate prescription. Located in the historic Third Ward amid charming brick buildings and geometric street lamps, the minimalist optical lounge’s contemporary interior provides a streamlined contrast to its surroundings. Natural light floods in through floor-to-ceiling windows, illuminating the built-in display shelves, which encase more than 1,000 designer frames waiting their turn to balance atop equally stylish noses. The optical stylists spend ample time discussing their art with each client, helping them to find frames that match their personal style while satisfying any parrots living on their shoulders.
The eye experts at Dr. Wagner’s Southridge Optical remedy blurry vision with prescription lenses fitted into more than 1,000 styles of brand-name frames. During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Wagner runs peepers through the gamut, assessing eye health and calibrating prescriptions with high-tech equipment, multiple stages of testing, and retinal photographs. Afterward, the optometrist guides visitors through lens options that can solve near- and-farsightedness and help wearers to differentiate between their mailboxes and the family dog. Clients then select face-flattering frames by such designers as Coach ($179.95– $319.95), Versace ($199.95– $529.95), and Harley Davidson ($159.95– $199.95). Prescription eyeglasses are typically ready for pickup in about a week, so in the meantime, clients should string together temporary glasses using Coke bottles, superglue, and glitter.
Having been a locally-owned business since 2003, $18 Eyeglasses Place uses their expertise to help patrons adorn their ideal pair of glasses. The store's wide variety of brands—ranging from Rampage, D&G, Versace, Harley Davidson, Vogue, Gant, Guess, Candies, William Rast, Anne Klein, DKNY, Geek, Tommy Hilfiger, and more—offers prescription-holding customers a wide array of choices in shape, style, and color.
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Julie Johnson has been at the helm of Delafield Vision Center, where she faithfully serves the citizens of Lake County and beyond. Dr. Julie and her staff work together to outfit their clients in the ideal set of frames from a selection that includes high-end designers such as Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, and Tory Burch. Delafield also stocks a selection of exclusive designs that boast the latest in optical fashions, including placing a mini fedora over each eye. In addition to standard eye exams, Dr. Julie is proficient in adolescent optometry as well as performing special exams for those interested in pursuing LASIK surgery.
At Primary EyeCare Associates and EyeWear Gallery, four optometrists diagnose and correct vision problems with state-of-the-art services and instruments, including the NIDEK TonoRef II Autorefractor/Keratometer. They collaborate with patients to design personalized treatment plans, considering the patient’s lifestyle and eye condition before recommending LASIK and prescription eyewear. Frame stylists and optometric technicians support the process, whether recommending designer frames or teaching clients how to insert contact lenses.
Helping customers improve their vision is the main concern of the optometrists and eye-care professionals at Eye Boutique, who provide preventive screenings and help choosing from their more than 1,800 frames at each location. In each shop, licensed doctors of optometry scan eyes with comprehensive exams before diagnosing issues or prescribing high-definition Zeiss lenses and contact lenses from Optix and Acuvue. Designer frames from Guess, Nike, and Kenneth Cole house lenses fashionably, and Teflon protective layers help guard lenses from scratches and reduce glare. Sunglasses from brands such as Ray-Ban and Coach also protect eyes from harmful UV rays, creating an accessory that is both stylish and useful, like a diamond with a job.