Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames starting at $69.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($159.95+) or Versace ($219.95+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision and while prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at around $80 (for plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN complete lenses ($120) are lightweight heavyweights.
Squint a little and you might think that Savon Vision is a daytime disco with thousands of tiny mirrors peppering the walls. But really the flecks of glass are housed in an impressive inventory of 2,000 eyeglass frames and sunglasses made by designers including Perry Ellis, Ray-Ban, and Jono Hennessy. Nearby, a staff of savvy eye-care professionals test ocular health and help clients pinpoint a pair of goggles that complement their face shape and staring-contest brawn. Meanwhile, meticulous technicians labor in the on-site lab to perfect lenses in a spectrum of coatings, constructions, and prescriptions.
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. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.