Hossein Silani began a legacy when he opened his first eye-care facility in Beverly Hills more than 30 years ago. Today, he operates multiple stores with his sons, Kambiz and Kamran, including Super Vision Optical, a Beverly Hills eyewear staple for more than 60 years. Rows of modern frames from Gucci, Armani, Carrera, and SUPER line the shop’s shelves and contrast with vintage aviators from Ray-Ban, which invite patrons to switch their cell phones to flight mode before they try on a pair. To ensure that frames fit both faces and prescriptions, optometrists Dr. Bita Shokouh and Dr. Kambiz Silani perform eye exams, as well as custom contact lenses fittings, sports vision testing, and glaucoma treatments.
One of the eye-care professionals behind Beverly Hills Institute of Optometry, Dr. Kambiz Silani, strives to help his patients improve their eyesight and understand their eye-care needs. His comprehensive eye exams serve as preventative measures, illuminating potential vision problems, such as cataracts or macular degeneration. The practice also houses a spread of technologically advanced equipment to deliver exact prescriptions and draft computerized diagnostics of each patient's vision.
Though SEE Eyewear’s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a-kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop’s exclusive coveted selection.
From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn’t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.
Dr. Paul Super helms an experienced team of optical technicians that pampers peepers with thorough exams, contact lenses, and stylish frames. The esteemed Chairman of Optometry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Super draws on knowledge gleaned over years of dedicated practice to restore eagle-eyed vision with prescription lenses and health-boosting vitamins from AmeriSciences. Technicians at EyeSite, an Optometric Group's onsite lens laboratory whittle single-vision and multifocal lenses to fit frames from designers such as Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith, and Tag Heuer. Specialty coatings can be added to spectacles to diminish the glare from oncoming headlights or help locate the escape routes in pitch-dark whale bellies.
Melamed Eye Care’s experienced optometrist Dr. Fouad Melamed assesses acuity while searching for ocular diseases. He is also certified in the treatment of glaucoma, which is a rarity among optometrists. Dr. Fouad allies himself with Dr. Elliot Vaupen—the former president of the Los Angeles County Optometric Society—at an eye boutique stocked with frames from Coach, Vera Wang, Gucci, and other top name brands. The boutique also carries specialized lenses such as anti-reflective lenses and polarized spectacle lenses, which improve visibility by reducing glare caused by sunbeams and smiles from pageant queens.
Since 1999, Lux Eyewear has been offering a constantly updated inventory of more than 2,000 designer styles. Friendly staff members guide customers through a cornucopia of high-end brand-name shades by design houses such as Ray-Ban, Celine Eyewear, Chanel, Tom Ford, Versace, Persol, and Tiffany, prompting customers to retire the tinted SUV windshields they may have been holding in front of their faces.