For the past 30 years, the staff at Eye Contact Vision Center has been helping patients of all ages improve their vision with prescription eyewear and contact lenses. Past rows of fashionable frames from Dolce & Gabbana, Tiffany, and Bvlgari, independent optometrist Dr. Carmela Losurdo holds court five days a week—performing eye exams and impressing clients with her ability to translate eye charts in English, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Losurdo also diagnoses and treats most types of eye problems, including myopia, conjunctivitis, and double vision.
A vibrant purple awning is what draws eyes to Euro Optika’s trendy boutique, but it’s the stylish frames within that lure them indoors. Rare European eyewear from such designers as Anne et Valentine, Lafont, and Oliver Goldsmith line pale wooden shelves, sidling next to Maui Jim and Ray-Ban’s stateside shades. A knowledgeable staff is on hand to educate customers on lens types, while helping pair them with frames that best complement facial shapes, lifestyles, and slow-motion hair tosses. As an added convenience, the boutique keeps its doors open until at least 6 p.m. seven days a week.
Though SEE Eyewear’s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop’s exclusive coveted selection.
From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn’t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.
The opticians at Perfect Eyes Optique blend healthcare with style, equipping clients with fashion-forward prescription glasses and sunglasses, fitting frames with single-vision, progressive, and bifocal lenses when necessary. Chic frames from Israel, Italy, and France carry renowned brand names such as Gucci, Giorgio Armani, and Prada, as well as Coach, OGA, and Ray-Ban.
The optometrists at Bella Vista Optics screen for glaucoma and cataracts during eye exams, as well as perform specific contact-lens exams to ensure patients are paired with contacts that fit their eyes comfortably. Patients can then select glasses outfitted with standard or transitions lenses or grab a box of contacts from the Bella Vista optical store, which carries every contact brand, including those with colored or laser-imbued lenses. Patients can also get one-hour emergency service from the store's onsite laboratory.
The optometric team at Optical World looks past the eyes when sharpening vision. During exams, the optometrist peers into the eye looking for signs of ocular diseases and for symptoms of other diseases that can show up in the eye, such as diabetes. Once patients have their prescription in hand, they sojourn to the boutique, where the staffers extend their knowledge of facial shape and current styles to pair clients with the ideal frames.
Leon Kalmus opened up shop in 1949 to outfit near- and farsighted customers with hand-fitted specs, which optometrist Myron Singer has been helping patients choose since 1963. The boutique corrects vision with contact lenses, prescription mascot costume heads, and designer frames by Ray-Ban, Prada, and Tom Ford.