The Marietta Eye Clinic System is a full-time comprehensive eye care center consisting of seven offices located in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Patient services include adult and pediatric eye examinations, cataract, laser and refractive surgery (including LASIK), and optical dispensing of eyeglasses and contact lenses
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Comprehensive eye examinations
Brands Used: Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Ray-Ban, Tiffany & Co., Polo Ralph Lauren
When Dr. Ivo Horak—a member of the Georgia Optometric Association and American Optometric Association—established Eyes R Us, he wanted to emphasize convenience. To make eyecare as accessible as possible, he hired staff members who, like himself, are multilingual and experienced with providing treatments for children, adults, and seniors. With the help of digital retinal scans, these experts examine eyes and assign prescriptions to correct vision. They then either assist with contact-lens fittings or produce prescription lenses in an in-house lab, often within 30 minutes. Lenses are fit into designer frames chosen by customers from a large selection.
Over the course of her career, optometrist Dr. Janelle Davison has worked with military veterans, children, and the general public, but her mission has always been the same: to educate patients about their eyes. As she makes her optometric evaluations, she gets patients involved in their eye health by explaining how to manage dry and red eyes, the next steps in treating eye conditions such as glaucoma or macular degeneration, and how to keep playfully crossed eyes from staying that way. Afterward, she sharpens vision with an array of contacts, single-vision lenses, and Kodak Progressive plastic lenses.
A fleet of dentists and oral surgeons at various dental offices have banded together with one aim: to keep Georgians' smiles as bright and healthy as possible. Managed by the same business, each Dental Practice Group of Atlanta office has its own name and staff. Patients at each location recline in comfy chairs as licensed dentists and experienced technicians remove excess plaque, inspect gums for signs of disease, and x-ray chompers for cavities. Available at every office, Venus White teeth-whitening treatments improve upon pearly whites' luminescence and ability to serve as a projection surface for miniature film festivals.
Optometrist Dr. Mital Patel wears glasses herself, so she knows how important the right prescription is. During eye exams, she diagnoses visual ability and measures the breadth of the eye-roll before checking on the health of systems such as the optic nerve and retina. Lenses for eyeglasses and sunglasses are stylishly held in frames engineered by the likes of Gucci, Oliver Peoples, Tom Ford, Lafont, Banana Republic, Columbia, and Paul Smith, a designer who embellishes frames with uplifting words such as Smile or Never Assume.
Though there are 130 For Eyes Optical stores around the United States, the company still has the heart of a small start-up. Owned and operated since 1972, when a small group of friends started it in Philadelphia, aiming for quality eyewear manufacturing as well as customer service. These same friends, aided by a few family members, still lead the franchise today. They ensure that each location adheres to their original principles and mandates for mustard-colored shag carpets.
In each store, expert independent doctors test clients' visual acuity and general eye health with comprehensive exams. Then, a store associate helps each person outfit their eyes with designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, D&G, and Versace. For Eyes Optical has its own advanced 40,000-square foot optical lab in in Hialeah, Florida, where technicians shape, surface, and coat the lenses to fit each person's exact prescription. After creating the lenses—whether plastic, polycarbonate, or trivex Toughlites—they inspect and fit each into its corresponding frame by hand, a process that ensures quality control and guards against the robots, whose first objective is to hinder our eyesight.