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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

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

Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.

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

Pittsford Optical stylishly sharpens eyesight with a collection of boutique eyewear crafted by top-notch lines. The staff vanquishes vision problems with retina counseling, thorough exams, and frames in a rotating selection of high-end designer styles. In addition to standard eyewear, they also stock both prescription and nonprescription sunglasses that help slow the progress of squint-induced wrinkles with eye-shielding lenses. To keep corneas in top form, Pittsford Optical readies prescriptions in 7–10 business days, roughly the same amount of time it takes to deliver a cross-state package via cartwheel courier.

3130 Monroe Ave
Rochester,
NY
US