With more than 20 years of individual experience, optometrists Dr. Joel Kestenbaum and Dr. Michelle Zalaznick lead Optix Family Eyecare Center’s small, dedicated army of eyeball preservationists, providing residents with fashionable ocular correctives and designer-designed retina sunshields. Optix is the largest designer-sunglasses oasis in the area, so brands such as Ray Bans ($139–$279), Nike ($139–$199), and Coach ($159–$289) are available for the discerning UV fighter. If you choose to go the prescription route, polycarbonate lenses are available standard ($129) and with a non-glare package ($199). Today’s deal includes a $50 eye-exam credit; complete health eye exams start at $95, so expect about half off the test that can determine your eyesight and whether Ray Bans will make you look more like Jake, Elroy, or their brother Joshua, who only wore them because of his extreme sensitivity to neon lights.
Jodie Feist, a licensed optician and the architect behind Plainview Opticians, captains a dedicated team that remedies fuzzy eyesight with comprehensive exams, a wealth of alluring frames, and vision-correcting contacts. Jodie's mission to undermine the reluctance to wear prescription eyewear comes to fruition with Plainview Opticians' collection of fashion-forward spectacles from esteemed designers such as Oliver Peoples, Legre Eyewear, Ray-Ban, and Calvin Klein. In the office's onsite lab, opticians can fit freshly made lenses into any style of frame or farsighted telescope, enhancing clarity with antireflective coating, bifocal panels, and progressive technology.
For Dr. Jason Bart, Optometry isn’t just a career, it’s a family legacy. His father, Dr. Arnold Bart, founded Ultra Vision Optical in 1974 when Jason was just five months old. Growing up around the office, Jason was inspired to follow in his father’s footsteps, even attending his father’s alma mater, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, before joining his dad on staff in 2000. Today, he stands at the helm of the established business, bringing modern updates that include computer vision analysis, LASIK consultations, and the latest monocle styles.
A specialist in multi-focal fits, Dr. Bart performs all eye exams and contact fittings in-house, checking overall eye health while testing for diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. He then lets clients loose in the showroom, offering guidance as they choose from a selection of 1,500 frames that includes styles from top brands such as Michael Kors, Ray Ban, and Gucci. The shop also stocks a range of contacts to fit clients' needs, as well as a full line of eyeglasses accessories such as chains, cleaning products, and teeny, tiny bow ties.
Hobie Polarized sunglasses shield eyes from the elements in sporty style. The Motion collection boasts 14 styles with frames forged from TR-90 nylon and lenses that block 100% of UV rays and 99% of stingrays, excluding the really tiny airborne ones. Frame styles including the sleek, sporty Surfrider in black or tortoise shell or the aviator-style Naples peep out from the easy-to-browse website. HydroClean hydrophobic coating firmly but sensitively rejects advances from untoward water droplets, dust, and grime. The easy-to-clean specs also resist scratches and are virtually immune to shattering, enabling a lifetime warranty.
Optic Masters uprights topsy-turvy eyeballs with a full-service optical center and on-premises lab, whose friendliness and professionalism has helped earn it a "Best of Long Island" nod for "Best Eye Care" two years running from the Long Island Press. Finally address that laser-shooting third eye with a comprehensive eye exam ($75), measuring refraction, eye coordination, and pupil dilation, among a host of other vision variables (contact lens exam not included). Frames ($59+) come in a fleet of stylish brands, including Tom Ford, Vera Wang, and Juicy Couture, while sunglasses ($39+), anti-reflective coating ($100+), and tinting ($15+) shield eyeholes from that rascally, thought-stealing Sun. The friendly staff of optometrists and opticians counter eyesight inhibitions with prescription ski and sports goggles as well as standard specs.
When it comes to laser vision correction, the doctors and technicians at Diamond Vision have a lot of options for their patients. Their most well-known treatment, LASIK, gently reshapes the cornea with a minor incision and a laser while LASIK's entirely bladeless cousin, Intralase, uses only lasers. Then there's the photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) procedure, which shapes the cornea directly but requires slightly more downtime. They also offer a few non-laser-based solutions as well that can permanently relieve vision problems or temporarily give patients X-ray vision.