Eyeglass Factory combines 30 years of retail experience with a huge selection of stylish eyewear, which made it a finalist in the Santa Barbara Independent's Best of 2012 competition. After optometrists examine eyes at a convenient next-door location, customers can browse the collection of budget-friendly and designer brands. Staffers can handcraft lenses within onsite production laboratories in less than an hour, with the notable exception of clown-size prescription trifocals.
For more than 15 years, the caring crew at Eyeglass Factory has provided free services and glasses to people in the community who cannot afford vision care. Eyeglass Factory works in conjunction with Surgical Eye Expeditions International (SEE), a Santa Barbara?based nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that optical health is within everyone's reach.
Dr. Gregory Stainer's Southwest Eye Care and Laser has amassed an extensive collection of fashionable eyewear to complement its prescription eyeglasses, which are crafted with high-quality lens material and tailored to your needs. Keep those soul-windows en vogue with designer frames from Dior, Gucci, Juicy Couture, Armani, Michael Kors, and more. Southwest Eye Care's helpful, savvy staff can consult to find the best-fitting frame for anyone’s style, whether they want to don traditional wire-framed specs or wear something to complement their owl-themed superhero persona. Southwest Eye Care also offers prescription sunglasses, as well as eye exams performed by Dr. Glenn Kaprielian, Dr. Cheree Wilhelmsen, and Dr. Keith Miller, though your Groupon is not valid toward eye exams.
Empire Eye & Laser Center operates under the watchful eyes of Drs. Joseph and Daniel Chang, brothers who each boast highly accomplished professional backgrounds. Joseph currently serves as Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute, demonstrating current methods of cataract surgery and banging erasers together for the school's resident surgeons. Daniel, a former chief resident in ophthalmology at Emory University, recently spoke at an international conference on lens implants and volunteers as a surgeon for his own foundation that accommodates patients with little or no insurance.
They, along with four other physicians and one laser aesthetic nurse, perform treatments from a menu divided into two sections: see better and look better. See better treatments tackle a range of ocular needs, from eye exams for kids and adults to LASIK surgery for patients such as MLB pitcher Colby Lewis. Oculoplastic surgeries populate the look better section, as well as laser cosmetic treatments that decimate hair and signs of age.
With locations in 13 states across America, Stanton Optical helps clients from Georgia to California achieve better vision with prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contacts. Its shelves are stocked with more than 3,000 frames and sunglasses from high-end brands, including Coach, Calvin Klein, and Armani. Full-service onsite labs help optometrists immediately craft glasses and clone monocles without the delay of sending eyewear elsewhere. Eye exams are performed by independent eye doctors conveniently located within or adjacent to Stanton Optical stores.
Surf-N-Wear's Beach House has sustained surfers’ needs since 1962, bestowing boards, accessories, swimwear, and beach apparel upon beach bums and wave wanderers alike. Bind feet to boards, decrease the chance of a wipeout, and sculpt self-portrait candles for mermaids with grip-enhancing surf wax ($1.50). Land-venturing surf sorcerers can sport board-brand T-shirts (starting at $19) while shielding the eyes and fashioning the face with a variety of sunglasses (starting at $12.99). An assortment of swimwear, board shorts ($39+), and bikinis ($60+) supplies sea-bound adventurers with durable garb, while jewelry, sandals, and wallets aim to adorn beach-goers.
As a child, Marcela Gonzalez would play with her mother's makeup. She had a blast by mixing red lipsticks with blue eye shadows, creating her own untamed looks on her face and on those in the witness protection program. When she grew older, she began to experiment her makeup techniques on friends and came to realize that she had developed a true passion for the art of makeup application. Today, Marcela is a certified professional makeup artist and licensed aesthetician, implementing the same flair for beauty and creativity that she had as a child in her present-day beauty services. She specializes in bridal makeup services and skincare treatments while also offering tanning, waxing, and hair services with the help of a similarly talented staff.