It's not uncommon for vision problems to run in the family. That's why the amicable optometrists at Premier Eye Care tailor their practice to suit the whole clan, from grandparents to kids as young as six months old. That may seem like a wide age range, especially on the younger side of the spectrum, but it makes sense in light of one of their core tenets: early detection. They use state of the art machines, such high-definition digital retinal cameras, to seek out and correct any ocular maladies before they worsen. They can also use this cutting-edge technology for more advanced procedures, such as visual field testing and corneal topography that ensures there aren't any vision-impairing apples growing in there.
Once exams are complete, patients can wander the sleek, hardwood-floored space to try on stylish frames or talk about the possibility of contact lenses with a professional. The walls are lined with a slew of designer brands, including Versace, Prada, Oakley, and Gucci.
The expert team at Key-Whitman Eye Center has been caring for clients’ vision for more than 50 years. President and chief surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, MD draws on extensive experience to continue the center’s healing tradition. Doubly board certified in ophthalmology and in LASIK surgery, Dr. Whitman’s impressive resume also includes the American Medical Association's prestigious Physician's Recognition Award and tenure as president of the American College of Eye Surgeons. He shares his insight on sight in media outlets such as Fox 4, where he discussed the causes of and treatments for blurry vision.
At Key-Whitman Eye Center, Dr. Whitman and his physicians sharpen sight with all-laser LASIK procedures performed with Wavefront analyses. The clinical crew also specializes in accommodating multifocal-lens implants, which can allow patients to see things that are nearby, far away, and stuck in parallel dimensions. In addition, the center offers general eye-care services and showcases designer frames in its optical center.
The four eye surgeons at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Center—Dr. David Kleiman, Dr. Anthony Evangelista, Dr. Aaron Amacher, and Dr. Farshid Ighani—specialize in surgeries that render blades unnecessary, replacing them with laser technology. Their Blade-Free HD IntraLASIK surgery, for example, corrects vision problems with beams from the IntraLase iFS and VISX Star S4 lasers; the process reshapes corneal tissue more effectively than glasses whose lenses have been replaced with Jell-O molds.
For more than 30 years, 1st Eye Care's trained team of optical technicians has sharpened eyes’ style and focus. State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment assists the technicians during eye exams, which check each eye for signs of glaucoma and clear fingerprints from smudged lenses.
Appointments don’t stop there—the staff prides itself on outfitting each pair of eyes with its complimentary frame, and they will take as long as necessary to walk each customer through the boutique’s eclectic collection. Personal style and current trends converge in frames from designers such as Prada, Coach, and Nautica and prescription sunglasses styled by Ray-Ban and Ed Hardy. After customers select a set of frames or invisible contact lenses, lab technicians housed in a 7,000-square-foot optical laboratory carefully customize them to match the unique contours of the wearer’s face.
Eyeworks's expansive selection of fetching frames and vision-correcting lenses focuses malfunctioning ocular orbs with aplomb. Frames from such brands as Tiffany ($99), Dolce & Gabbana ($199), and Tommy Hilfiger ($189) come in a plethora of shapes and sizes to complement patrons' differing styles and number of noses. Capri’s Flexure children's frames ($200) comfortably fit youthful faces, and luxury frames from the likes of Prada ($399) accessorize faces with opulent design. Lenses range from basic, single-vision plastic options ($111) to advanced polycarbonate sight-sharpeners ($251), with optional anti-glare technology to ease sunlit escapades and protect eyes against the gleaming smiles of tooth fairies.
For many years, Dr. Jane De Grasse and Dr Jennifer Ratliff have helped patients see clearly with prescriptions, extensive ocular care, and preventative treatments. A selection of specialized lenses resists scratching, water smudging, or UV rays, while a thorough exam with computerized instruments screens eyes for common maladies such as cataracts, glaucoma, or the ability to see other dimensions. An arsenal of frames from brands such as Ray-Ban, Maui Jim, and Gucci encircle eyes with a range of styles, from the contemporary cool of square horn-rimmed frames, to the futuristic wonder of durable memory-metal frames.
Exotic fish waggle their fins at passersby from their aquarium at Fugu's Sushi & Wok, daring visitors to experience the ocean with all five senses. Yellow lights bathe dark wood tables in warmth as guests dive into fresh sushi, sashimi, and other cool treats. From behind the sushi bar, a skilled chef rolls and chops 60 types of maki and nigiri, including yellowtail hand rolls and two-piece bites of squid and octopus. Specialty rolls arrive accented by ingredients such as avocado, chili sauce, and white or brown rice and radiate more color than a rainbow trapped in a gumball machine. Warm Chinese entrees such as walnut shrimp and cashew chicken brim with earthy flavors, which pair nicely with the restaurant's selection of sakes and crisp white wines.