The professional visionaries at Eye Designs see to ocular health while also attending to mid-face fashion with a variety of designer frames. Give struggling eyeballs an intelligent look with frames from such sharp brands as Ted Baker ($150), Genevieve Boutique (Rene frames, $120), or Gucci 2769 Strass ($300). A pair of Nike Veer ($149) or Fendi 5092 sunglasses ($344) renders bright days crisper and shadier than an apple from a Disney villain. Near- and far-sighted customers can also fill frames with a choice of basic and advanced lenses, such as the SV lens ($100), polycarbonate lens ($115), and SV Transition lens ($155). Eye Designs' experts can help determine what lens type will work best for each customer depending on ocular health, lifestyle, and eye strain from staring at heavy objects.
The eye doctors at Family Eye Physicians, which include an ophthalmologist with a resume that lists advanced training in pediatric eye care a position as chief resident of John Stroger Hospital, employ the latest technology to perform preventative and restorative services. To diagnose eye issues, they create three-dimensional images with high-resolution optical coherence tomography and use a technique called fluorescein angiography, in which a fluorescent dye is injected into the arm to highlight ocular abnormalities, such as deposits beneath the retina or blood vessel patterns that resemble Elvis. The highly trained team can improve cataract patients' vision at all distances via intraocular lens implants, or make glasses and contacts obsolete with microkeratome or bladeless LASIK vision-correction surgery.
Since starting his business in 1988, Dr. Dennis Gaeta has honed the vision of more than 18,000 active patients. He makes each pair of eyeglasses himself to ensure the accuracy of the prescription, which can be presented in digitally processed lenses, no-line bifocals, and Transitions lenses that adjust to the amount of light both outdoors and inside the car. These lenses get fitted into fashionable frames from brands such as Bellagio, Mandalay, and Modern Optics.
The multilingual doctors of optometry at Smart Optical conduct eye exams and outfit clients with new eyewear, whether clients prefer to speak English, Spanish, Korean, Cantonese, or Mandarin. Once their prescriptions are up to date, guests can browse a selection of designer frames and sunglasses.
At Boss Optical, a team of opticians and doctors of optometry guide patients through each stage of the vision-correction experience. Starting with a comprehensive eye examination, the doctors pore over ocular orbs for signs of aberration and screen for disease. Prescriptions are then sent to their onsite lab, where technicians churn out single-vision, bifocal, and progressive lenses within a few days; enough time for patients to pick out an ideal pair from more than 1,000 frames—including more than 60 from designer brands—but not so long that their eyes have already turned into raisins. The staff can also satisfy frame-free tastes by fitting eyes with contact lenses from brands such as Acuvue and Bausch + Lomb. A free, private parking lot is available next to Boss Optical's building.
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.
Dr. Martin Burger knows his patients place a lot of trust in him when they elect him to perform their LASIK procedures. That trust isn't something he takes lightly, even though he has performed more than 60,000 corrections in his career. He ensures it's continued by monitoring his patients throughout the whole LASIK process, instead of handing them off to a technician or an unpaid intern. Vision One Lasik Center also employs other skilled professionals to dole out glasses-free sight. Both William and Jason Brand have years of experience treating patients with LASIK technology and also engage in pre- and post-operative care.