Vision in Ithaca

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Armed with the latest technology, Dr. David Braun and his team of dedicated vision sharpeners treat patients to full-service optometric care. From evaluating eyes to enabling 20/20 or 4-D vision, certified specialists diagnose optical ailments and help clients achieve clear sight. Inside the office’s eyewear gallery, lime-green walls and small overhead lights highlight shelf after shelf of lenses and designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Gucci, and Rudy Project. A wide array of lenses (among them, polycarbonate and transition) suit specific lifestyles and guard birds from hazardous run-ins with windows to the soul.

120 Julian Pl
Syracuse,
NY
US

With more than 386 locations dotting North America, JCPenney Optical's ubiquity is matched only by its extensive selection of contact lenses and designer frames that includes brands such as Armani Exchange, Liz Claiborne, and Nicole Miller. Despite this wide reach, all lenses are cut at the same optical laboratory, ensuring a consistency of quality and a pretty good idea of where to look if your glasses run away from home. Each location has an independent state-licensed doctor of optometry, who can perform vision exams and help clients determine which type of vision correction will work best.

3649 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse,
NY
US

The licensed eye surgeons of LASIK MD—a laser vision correction provider with over 30 locations in North America—perform more than 60,000 total procedures each year. A chosen treatment among professional athletes and media personalities, LASIK and PRK correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism using advanced excimer laser technology. Treatments begin as patients meet with a LASIK MD eyecare professional for a complimentary consultation. The procedure takes about five minutes per eye, and most patients return to work within 24 hours. To monitor healing and evaluate results, each LASIK procedure includes postoperative assessments.

1304 Buckley Rd
Syracuse,
NY
US

For more than 90 years, Sterling Optical’s physicians and eyeglass specialists have paired peepers with stylish brand-name frames. Men, women, children, and seeing-impaired mannequins can browse frames by Coach, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, and Kenneth Cole (designer frames are $229+), among others such as Peachtree Eyewear ($119). Eyewear technicians forge lenses in about one hour before bestowing customers with two pairs of custom frames—one for daily wear and one for incognito trips to the grocery store. If within 30 days of their purchase patrons tire of frames with x-ray vision, Sterling Optical will gladly replace said specs with another pair of equal or lesser value.

6081 State Route 96
Farmington,
NY
US

Soon after Rochester Optical was founded in 1932, the staff established contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense to supply the armed forces with durable, combat-ready glasses. Today, they continue to specialize in military eyewear, along with high-performance sports and safety glasses and a huge selection of designer frames. A team of optometrists—which includes a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a fifth-generation Rochesterian, and an eye doctor who has worked at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Salem, Virginia—performs comprehensive eye exams, and technicians manufacture lenses in an in-house, state-of-the-art optical lab. In addition to traditional single-vision lenses or no-line bifocals, they create digitally surfaced, free-form lenses that offer an expanded field of vision and minimize image distortion, allowing wearers to more clearly see apparitions standing next to them.

6720 Pittsford Palmyra Rd
Fairport,
NY
US

Recognized as a center of excellence by major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, Robbins Eye has built its reputation on a team of experienced doctors and the latest laser, surgical, and diagnostic technology. Dr. Allan Robbins was one of the first surgeons in the country to use intraocular lenses for cataract surgery, and helped bring surgical advancements such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and bladeless LASIK to upstate New York.

In addition to completing laser procedures, Dr. Robbins and his colleagues receive ongoing training in innovations such as surgical Crystalens implants, which operate like a hinge and are therefore highly flexible. Performing treatments at their dedicated surgery centers allows them to control key factors such as equipment updates and temperature and humidity levels, which can be critical for optimal outcomes and proper Chia pet growth.

1678 Empire Blvd
Webster,
NY
US