Vision in Gloucester

$3,995 for LASIK Surgery for Both Eyes at Sheth-Horsley Eye Center ($5,990 Value)

Sheth-Horsley Eye Center

Multiple Locations

$5,990 $3,995

With more than 12,000 operations under his belt, Dr. Sheth restores vision with sophisticated laser technology and well-practiced precision

$1,995 for a LASIK Procedure for Both Eyes at Avant LASIK Spa ($3,990 Value)

Avant Lasik Spa

North Shore

$3,990 $1,995

A laser reshapes the curvature of the corneas to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism

$29 for $200 Worth of Prescription Eyewear at Spectacle Eyeware

Spectacle Eyeware

South End

$200 $29

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Spectacle owner and frame designer also offers styles like Velvet Eyewear and Intrigue, though without logos that distract customers

$225 or $300 Toward a Complete Pair of Prescription Eyewear at Cohen's Fashion Optical

Cohen's Fashion Optical

Downtown

$225 $49

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Selection of basic and polycarbonate lenses and fashionable designer frames from brands such as Ray-Ban and Marc by Marc Jacobs

$225 Toward a Complete Pair of Prescription Eyeglasses with Optional Eye Exam at Vision House Opticians (Up to 78% Off)

Vision House Opticians

Cambridge

$225 $49

After an optional eye exam, customers choose prescription lenses and fashionable frames from brands like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Cartier

Up to 50% Off Vision Care — Harvard Square Eye Care

Harvard Square Eye Care

Harvard Square

$50 $25

Eyewear boutique displays a range of styles and brands such as sporty Bollé frames and sleek Ray-Bans.

Prescription Glasses, Prescription Sunglasses, and Multifocal Glasses at JCPenney Optical (Up to 81% Off)

JCPenney Optical

Multiple Locations

$290 $55

Shop stocks wide array of designer frames from brands such as Stafford, Liz Claiborne, Lulu Guinness, and Nicole Miller

$69 for Routine Eye Exam plus $200 Toward Glasses at Salem Vision Center ($329 Value)

Salem Vision Center

Salem

$329 $69

After an optometrist performs an eye exam and makes any needed adjustments to clients' prescriptions, customers then pick out new frames

$45 for $175 Toward Prescription Glasses at Arcade Optical

Arcade Optical

Coolidge Corner

$175 $45

Frames from brands such as Gucci, BCBG, Eye'DC, and Bebe

$19 for $180 Worth of Prescription Eyeglasses or Sunglasses at Weston EyeCare

Weston EyeCare

Weston

$180 $19

Frames from brands such as Prada, Kate Spade, Ray-Ban, and Tom Ford

$45 for $180 Toward a Complete Pair of Prescription Glasses or Prescription Sunglasses at Vision Center of Westboro

Vision Center of Westboro

Westborough

$180 $45

Stylish glasses and sunglasses frames from Burberry, DKNY, and Polo Ralph Lauren outfitted with custom lenses

$50 for $225 Toward a Pair of Prescription Eyeglasses or Perscription Sunglasses at The Optical View

The Optical View

Framingham

$225 $50

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Thousands of frames from brands such as Gucci, Coach & Oakley sheathe eyes in prescription specs & sunglasses

Select Local Merchants

“It’s the challenging fits—either spectacles or contact lenses—that drive me," writes optician John Parrelli on his website. Since opening his first shop in 1978, these challenges have included cataract sufferers who were left without binocular vision following surgery. Parrelli and his team of lens specialists experimented with different materials, designs, and indices of refraction until they could fabricate a lens thin and strong enough to restore these patients’ sight.

Today, Parrelli Optical has grown to six locations, where optometrists inspect patients' vision with a comprehensive, 15-point eye-health assessment and complete visual analysis. Through digital corneal photography, they're able to diagnose corneal disease and increase the precision and comfort of prescriptions. The locations also host a wide selection of designer frames, ideal for experimenting with different styles, such as wearing 20 frames at once.

40 Enon St
Beverly,
MA
US

In 1927, Jack Cohen had a vision. Packing a pushcart full of high-quality frames, he began to sell fashionable spectacles to his fellow merchants along New York City's Orchard Street. After expanding into a small shop on a Lower East Side corner, that humble little cart has since evolved into more than 100 retail outlets known as Cohen's Fashion Optical, where customers fortify their eyesight with a range of acuity-boosting products and services. Rows of frames boast the signature contours of several designer brands, including Tag Heuer, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, and Gucci. In the onsite lab, opticians craft brand-new, custom lenses, including ones that self-adjust to different lighting conditions. Meanwhile, licensed optometrists help renew prescriptions and ensure ocular health during eye exams that measure eye coordination, refraction, and the curvature of the cornea, a concept originally discovered by Ferdinand Magellan when he looked through the wrong end of his spyglass.

210 Andover St
Peabody,
MA
US

Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, this nationally recognized and trusted eye-care center 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. They'll help navigate a nearly endless array of sight-enhancing options: house lines of simple, durable frames and lenses, designer frames from Versace and DKNY, prescription Ray-Ban shades, and contact lenses to suit the chemistry of even sensitive sets of eyes.

9 Sylvan St
Peabody,
MA
US

The staff at Advanced Vision Center stays up-to-date with trends in eye care, from the latest diagnostic technology to the most sought-after ocular fashions. The crew employs modern digital equipment during comprehensive eye exams, and within about an hour, pairs high-tech lenses with frames from high-end designers such as Mykita, Oliver Peoples, Gold & Wood, and Ray-Ban. They also stock a wide variety of contact lenses for people who hate explaining to their children that taking glasses off creates the exact opposite effect as when Clark Kent does it.

The team includes a certified specialist in orthokeratology, a nonsurgical technique that gently reshapes the cornea with custom-designed retainer lenses that clients wear as they sleep.

423 Paradise Rd
Swampscott,
MA
US

With more than 12,000 successful LASIK and refractive procedures performed to date, Dr. Nilesh M. Sheth continues to practice his vision-boosting craft with well-honed expertise. Famous public figures have restored their sight under his steady hand, including Law & Order actor John Fiore, U.S. Senator Scott Brown, Boston Celtics superstar and two-time elementary-school class president Jo Jo White. Together with TPA-certified optometrist Dr. Audra Rowse, Dr. Sheth honors the Sheth-Horsley Eye Center?s half century of high-quality eye care with treatments ranging from advanced cataract surgery, cosmetic procedures to repair droopy eyes and wrinkles, and corrective surgeries to sharpen vision without the need for glasses or contacts.

The doctor is aided in his fight against astigmatism, cataracts, nearsightedness, and farsightedness with leading edge high tech tools including: VISX S4 excimer lasers, Custom Wavefront instruments, and IFS intralase femtosecond lasers.

3 Woodland Rd.
Stoneham,
MA
US

Behind the boutique's crisp brick façade, optometrist Dr. Laura Martin meticulously cares for client eyes, leaving them both looking and seeing better. She addresses a variety of issues through services such as exams, dry-eye treatment, and frame fittings. Frames wear designer labels ranging from Gucci, Prada, and Jaguar, allowing customers to outfit their oculi in prescription style. To fill in the hollow hearts of these empty frames, the boutique keeps a selection of lenses including progressive lenses, sunglass lenses, and five varieties of contacts.

21 High St
Medford,
MA
US