An extension of Sterling Optical's nationwide empire of visionary clinics, the Hylan Boulevard location offers eye exams, designer frames, and prescription sunglasses under the direction of optician Renata Nannetti. Her thorough exams result in precise prescriptions, allowing lenses to be ground and fitted into designer frames from the likes of Prada, Bulgari, and Fendi. Contact-lens exams, meanwhile, measure sight spheres for a comfortable contact fit, and include a follow-up appointment to ensure visual acuity and to coach superheroes to quickly change out of the glasses of their alter egos.
The eye experts at Precision Vision?including licensed optometrist Dr. Selvin Gnanakkan and second-generation optometrist Dr. Anthony Glasser?provide a range of services using the latest optical technology. Since the 1980s, the team has performed procedures ranging from routine exams and screenings for glaucoma or cataracts to LASIK surgery. Staffers help patrons choose from a large selection of designer frames, from playful, contemporary specs to more conservative looks worthy of gracing the face of The Thinker.
Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.
At Columbus & Perfection Lasers, Dr. William F. Columbus and a team of licensed practitioners draw from thousands of successful laser-based vision correction procedures to restore the sight of grateful patients. The good doctor and his staff master the versatile capabilities of amplified light, from sharpening fields of vision to distracting overstimulated kittens. Under the steady hand of a qualified medical professional, beneficial beams are wielded in a host of vision correction services such as LASIK, PRK, and the LAHayeSIK method which aim to restore 20/20 vision and correct astigmatisms.
One of the East Coast's best-known Members-only wholesale retailers, BJ's serves more than six million Members in more than 200 clubs as far west as Ohio. Within these sprawling locations, BJ's helps provide more selections to savvy shoppers looking to knock out most of their errands in a single stop. In the same visit, Members can stock up on economy-sized groceries?including USDA choice meats, farm-fresh produce, and everyday essentials?grab name-brand electronics, and even plan a vacation through BJ's Travel. Each service makes up a single part of BJ's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's only goal; in 2012 alone, the company donated more than $2.2 million to charitable organizations.
The staff of medical professionals at Katzen Eye Group, which first opened its doors in 1968, brings blurry vision into focus at four locations in Baltimore, Abingdon, Lutherville, and Rosedale. Attentive physicians peer into peepers of all ages as they administer comprehensive exams, outfit patients with prescription glasses, and help prevent diseases such as glaucoma. Lasik surgery can correct one's distance vision. Cataract surgery, which replaces one's cloudy natural lens with a clear implantable lens is also performed at Katzen Eye Group. Additionally, a staff of aesthetic professionals beautify bodies through services including skincare and cosmetic laser treatments, which can eliminate wrinkles around the eyes more effectively than staring at a jar of cold cream.