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.
Dr. Sergei Yuryk attacks plaque in a new, modern, eco-friendly office, treating both adults and children to the latest in enamel defense. The comprehensive exam ($82 value) throws a spotlight on gum disease and gingivitis before they can escape with their pearly tooth-loot. Willow Festival's digital x-rays ($121 value) emit less radiation than other x-rays while offering a close-up on any pesky cavities. Finish with a meticulous teeth cleaning ($86 value), buffing chompers to a radiant sheen. Throughout the process, Dr. Yuryk will attentively listen to any patient concerns and answer any questions, from "How many times a day should I floss?" to "Why can't my teeth cut through shoes like my Ginsu knives?" Patients can also learn about a variety of cosmetic dental options, including Invisalign adult braces with a complimentary consultation. Willow Festival Dental holds Saturday hours for those who only work weekends but still want to take time off to go to the dentist.
Though there are 130 For Eyes Optical stores around the United States, the company still has the heart of a small start-up. Owned and operated since 1972, when a small group of friends started it in Philadelphia, aiming for quality eyewear manufacturing as well as customer service. These same friends, aided by a few family members, still lead the franchise today. They ensure that each location adheres to their original principles and mandates for mustard-colored shag carpets.
In each store, expert independent doctors test clients' visual acuity and general eye health with comprehensive exams. Then, a store associate helps each person outfit their eyes with designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, D&G, and Versace. For Eyes Optical has its own advanced 40,000-square foot optical lab in in Hialeah, Florida, where technicians shape, surface, and coat the lenses to fit each person's exact prescription. After creating the lenses?whether plastic, polycarbonate, or trivex Toughlites?they inspect and fit each into its corresponding frame by hand, a process that ensures quality control and guards against the robots, whose first objective is to hinder our eyesight.
Corner Optical is a Professional Opticianry specializing in bespoke services for its clientele. Using the best products available in the optical industry, Corner Optical has been able to define itself as a destination for patients with difficult prescriptions or demanding tastes.
Even if it takes you hours to select the perfect frames from i2i eyecare’s vast selection—which boasts designer styles from Ray Ban, Tory Burch, and Vera Wang—it typically takes the optician 60 minutes to fit them with prescription lenses. Helmed by the on-site optometrist Dr. Lisanne Close-Rogers, the center’s one-hour lenses help streamline the shopping process, sending patrons quickly back into the world without running into the door on the way out. She draws on more than 15 years of optometry experience to administer eye exams and fit contact lenses, and also screens for and treats common ocular diseases. Crafting customized for progressive lenses may require more time.
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.