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 ($99.95+), or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($149.95+) or Versace ($205+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision, and although prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at around $120, whereas specialty PearleThin complete lenses ($315+) are lightweight heavyweights.
Dr. Gary Goberbille of Eyesite Vision Center isn't satisfied with simply peering into the pupil with a little handheld light. Instead, he relies on advanced technology during his exams. Board-certified to spot a host of eye diseases, he photographs the back of the eyeball with Optomap retinal equipment, which not only reveal tumors and swallowed contact lenses, but telegraph ailments such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Since graduating from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry with honors, Dr. Seechel Patel has been demonstrating her personalized approach to correcting vision in a private-practice setting. She specializes in contact-lens fittings, glaucoma treatment, and family eyecare, with a particular interest in conducting early childhood exams in a campaign against amblyopia. She is also on hand to offer an opinion or standing ovation as patients model frames from brands such as Gucci, Lafont, or Montblanc.
A veteran of more than 69,000 successful laser vision corrections, ocular adjuster Dr. Martin Burger at LASIK Specialists adjusts patients’ ocular health through the use of LASIK refractive eye surgeries. The accomplished ophthalmologist tailors procedures to match each client’s individual optic ailment, unleashing a range of laser technologies, including custom ablation, high-definition vision, premier LASIK, and field trips to planetarium light shows. Refractive surgery can be used to safely treat most common ocular maladies—including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism—and most patients are able to resume normal activities within a few days.
At Eye Site Vision Center, board-certified optometrist Dr. Gary Goberville keeps clients of all ages in good ocular health with thorough exams and a wealth of specialty eyewear, lenses, and frames. High-tech equipment, such as Optomap Retinal Exams and Humphrey Automated Visual Fields capture exact images of retinas and optic nerves, while frames and sunglasses dress nose-bridges in fashions from Chrome Hearts, Lindberg, Oakley, and Gucci.