Photographs of locals sporting designer frames grace the walls of Gainesville Opticians’ latest display room, cluing first-time visitors in to the optical boutique’s long history as a community staple. One of the staff’s licensed opticians began her relationship with the store as a customer at the age of 8; this kind of decades-long dedication remains a point of pride among the entire staff, who specialize in crafting lens-and-frame combinations that blend functionality with style from the ocular world’s top designers. Rather than rush through the all-important fitting process, staff members will gladly take up to two hours to walk each customer through the store's frame collections, matching their personal style with selections from Paul Smith, Lunor, Ray-Ban, and others. The store’s eyewear sign-out policy allows customers to take a set of frames home before buying, ensuring that the glasses in question don’t clash with territorial hats and scarves.
Though it may be just you and your board gliding through a riptide or across hot pavement, a trip to FreeRide Surf & Skate Shop involves actual human interaction. Here, surfers and skaters take a break from board-based exploits to outfit themselves in shorts and bikinis accessorized by Ray-Ban or Oakley sunglasses and sandals from Reef and Vans. Surfboards, longboards, and skateboards—ready to conquer bustling streets, open shorelines, or particularly deep bathtubs—fill the store. If customers can’t find exactly what they are looking for, staffers will special order most items, working hard to match the price and cover shipping on most items.
At Derickson Vision Consultants, complimentary snacks and refreshments greet visitors before Dr. Derickson—a board-certified optometric physician—and his compatriots utilize state-of-the-art equipment to examine eyes and ocular health. Taking the guesswork out of eye measurements, the staff avoids the continual barrage of "better or worse," questions and instead uses retinal-reflection refractive instruments to determine prescriptions. Meanwhile, kids can watch movies in an optical playhouse, and Dr. Derickson, also a certified aviation vision specialist and a private pilot himself, assists pilots with their vision difficulties and helps them avoid mistakenly landing on fashion-show runways.
At Vue Optical Boutique, owner Dr. Dana M. Nolan and her friendly staff expertly outfit men, women, and kids in stylish luxury glasses and sunglasses from brands such as Gucci, Oliver Peoples, and Kate Spade. Shop the chic boutique and select a pair of luxury frames ($150+) before adding a set of single-vision plastic lenses ($90+). Stylish Tom Ford sunglasses ($380), which include aviators, or Fendis protect peepers from the harsh glare of the sun or a Parcheesi rival. Although not included in this Groupon, Vue Optical Boutique also offers eye-care services that use state-of-the-art equipment such as digital retinal 3-D imaging for vision diagnostics, LASIK evaluations, and comprehensive eye-health examinations.
Vintage Recalled specializes in vintage and retro clothing from the 60's, 70's and 80's. We offer a wide selection of men's and women's clothing at affordable prices. Some of our specialties include vintage Levi's, cowboy boots and Converse shoes, sunglasses, belt buckles and so much more!
At his self-named eye and laser institute, Dr. John Vassallo puts his extensive training as a surgeon into practice. His specialties include eye plastic and muscle surgery, lens implants, laser surgery, and LASIK, a quick laser procedure that restores patients’ once-clear vision. This is not to say that Dr. Vassallo doesn’t provide preventative care, however; he also performs eye exams and glasses and contact-lens fittings.