In 1930, Dr. Joseph Rosin and his brother, Maurice, opened a small shop on Cermak Road in Cicero. In 80 years, the shop has grown from a small family-run optometrist's office to a regionally renowned business that has sharpened the eyesight of celebrities such as Joe DiMaggio and Plácido Domingo and left its mark on the Chicago area by designing famous symbols such as Harry Caray's trademark glasses and the novelty shades that adorn the John Hancock Center. Today, Rosin Eyecare rests in the hands of the third generation of Rosins, ably helmed by brothers James and Jonathan, who continue a proud tradition of warm, personal service as they improve eyesight with high-tech LASIK and PRK treatments as well as stylish eyeglasses with scratch-resistant lenses. At 16 locations, including the newest office Long Grove, a staff of optometrists keeps optical orbs in high function with comprehensive exams, treating each patient's individual needs with products such as a contact-lens implant or a prescription safety eyewear.
Mack Eye Center bedecks browbones with fashionable prescription eyewear from designers including Ray-Ban, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and more. After selecting a new set of ocular armor from myriad lenses and frames, clients can expect their specs to be ready for pick-up in about 7–10 business days, fully assembled and house trained. To avoid eyeball melting and UV damage, customers can opt for designer shades. Ray-Ban (average of $180) and Maui Jim (average of $200) serve up a selection of classic designs, and Gucci (average of $300), Max Mara (average of $200), bebe (average of $180), and Dolce & Gabbana sling chic shapes capable of stopping encroaching water balloons midair.
Eyeglasses and contact lenses alone can't compensate for all visual acuity concerns. Dr. Carla Adams and Dr. Dianne Anderson recognize this, which is why Optique EyeCare offers vision therapy in addition to more common optometrist services. This whole-body therapeutic approach?behavioral optometry?helps address potentially undiagnosed complications that can cause anything from headaches to double vision in children or adults. Over time, patients can develop improved focus, perception, and coordinated eye movements thanks to a combination of specialized instruments and physical exercises.
Although vision therapy represents one specialty at Optique EyeCare, the staff also offers traditional examinations using cutting-edge technology. Advanced diagnostic systems such as digital retinal cameras, a Marco automated refraction system, and corneal topography equipment that makes 3-D maps of an eye's surface help the optometrists as they scan for the early signs of troublesome conditions. Once measurements are taken, the team can then help patients pick out a new pair of glasses from a selection of frames that includes choices from brand-name designers such as Coach, Gucci, and Ray-Ban.
Both Drs. William and Jason Brand know their patients place a lot of trust in them when they use them for their eye care needs or elect them to perform their LASIK procedures. That trust isn't something the father and son teams takes lightly. They ensure it's continued by monitoring patients throughout the whole LASIK process, instead of handing them off to a technician or an unpaid intern. The doctors have years of experience treating patients with LASIK technology and also engaging in pre- and post-operative care.
In more than two decades, Dr. Mark Golden has performed more than 23,000 LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, and Conductive Keratoplasty procedures for eliminating the need for glasses and contacts. This extensive experience along with his own firsthand knowledge—he has received both LASIK and Conductive Keratoplasty treatments himself—helps him relate to patients and calm their nerves before and after procedures.
But refractive eye procedures aren't the only treatments offered. Traditional eye exams and treatments for dry eyes, glaucoma, and astigmatism are also listed on the Doctors For Visual Freedom's service menu. In addition, Dr. Golden performs dermal filler injections to erase facial lines and offers Latisse products to help clients grow long natural lashes that will cool their cheekbones on hot summer days.
Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Versace, Ray-Ban, and DKNY. If they're not in the store, clients can utilize the Try-On tool, uploading a photo to see what they or their dog looks like in different types of glasses. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.