A second-generation eye doctor, Boulder Eyes founder Dr. Craig Beyer became one of the first 10 doctors in the country certified by the FDA to perform laser vision corrective surgery and one of the only humans on earth allowed to look Kevin Costner directly in the eye. Together with seasoned optometry specialists Dr. James Hamer and Dr. Kristen Cain and a caring, qualified staff, Dr. Beyer transforms eyes with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism via photorefractive keratectomy and IntraLase LASIK procedures. A lineup of stylish frames and comfortable contacts awaits patients, and extensive preventive care and exams screen eyeballs for retinal diseases, diabetes, and glaucoma.
Dr. Kevin Crosier sharpens shabby eyesight with comprehensive eye exams that result in prescriptions for contacts and glasses. His friendly staffers then help clients navigate a selection of more than 450 frames from name brand designers, as well as perform contact lens fittings and evaluations for those who prefer to go the frameless route.
If board-certified eye surgeon Dr. Paul Cutarelli kept a physical tally of all the LASIK and PRK procedures he has performed, he would probably be nearing the end of a comically lengthy scroll. That’s because he’s been at the helm of more than 60,000 of these procedures, which are designed to sharpen vision in minutes with the help of a precise laser and wavefront computer technology that determines exactly where to shape the cornea. This former resident of the world-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital pairs his most repeated procedure with a handful of other vision-correcting services. He can trade a scarred cornea for a new one and remove blurring cataracts. He can also insert a lens behind the iris to crystallize vision, an alternative for patients who can’t get LASIK or who refuse to hang magnifying glasses from each eyebrow.
Advanced Eye Care combines the warmth of a small, local business with the high-tech eye care services and upscale inventory of a larger company. Doctors Harve Thompson and Michael J. Keating fit patients for contact lenses, consult for LASIK procedures, and guide customers through the extensive lineup of frames. That includes a collection of unique, hard-to-find frames, up to two-thirds of which are handmade by master craftsmen. Other options include bold, colorful pieces and stately, smart-looking shades from designers such as Anne et Valentin, Oliver Peoples, Maui Jim, and Barton Perreira, all of which are chosen for their superior durability, style, and sense of humor.
Though SEE Eyewear’s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a-kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop’s exclusive coveted selection.
From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn’t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.
Each of Europtics' five eyewear boutiques is helmed by an expert optometrist. Aided by cutting-edge diagnostic tools, these doctors check eyes for visual acuity, disease, or laser-blasting ability with a series of internal and external tests. Based on their findings, they might refer clients to the certified opticians, who conduct fittings for designer glasses and sunglasses frames. Meanwhile, technicians at Europtics' in-house labs sculpt five types of lenses to suit different needs. These range from standard single-vision to personalized progressive lenses.