When Alive magazine publisher Elizabeth Tucker first thought about LASIK surgery as an alternative to the glasses she had worn since second grade, she didn't think it was an option. She feared the cost, worried about the time off work, and was unsure about how safe the procedure would be. Luckily, numerous friends told her about the transformative effects of their own procedures, and she finally decided to take the plunge at Crown Laser Center. There, a team of seven board-certified ophthalmologists, optometrists, and surgeons put Elizabeth and other clients at ease as they correct corneas with trained hands and cutting-edge equipment, boasting a 99% surgery-success rate. Elizabeth is now glasses-free and doesn't regret a thing. "It's been life-changing for me," she says in a video on the laser center's website, "I would recommend it to anyone."
At Advanced Vision, experienced optometrist and Columbia native Dr. Sahba Jalali helps his friends and neighbors see clearly with a wide range of medical and corrective services. High-tech corneal mapping and comprehensive exams help uncover hidden maladies and zero in on exact prescriptions, and frames from designer labels perfect eyesight with high fashion.
The eye center boasts a collection of frames for adults by Prada, Juicy Couture, and Armani Exchange, as well as kid-friendly frames from Disney and Nickelodeon. It also offer patients eye exams, contact lenses, and Latisse eyelash-growth serum, and once a year its optometrists show their support for military personnel and veterans with complimentary eye exams and multiple pats on the back.