While 20/20 vision may be good enough for most optometrists, at Westwood Eye Center Optometric Corp., it?s only a solid C+. During exams, the doctors work to whet vision to unprecedented sharpness by tracking down compromising illnesses?such as dry eyes and glaucoma?and fitting eyeballs with modern contact lenses designed to correct myopia, astigmatism, and reading problems.
Prescription in hand, patients can shop the boutique?s nearly 40 designer brands of frames, such as Polo, Dolce & Gabanna, and Burberry. Courteous staffers help sort through the vast selection, guiding guests to the perfect pair of frames to suit the thickness of their prescription and the shape of their face.
If you're willing to let someone operate on your eyes with a laser, what's the one thing they better have? Steady hands are important, sure, but how about experience? All told, The LASIK Vision Institute's doctors have performed more than one million eye surgeries at 57 locations nationwide. Across its network, the company has independent veteran surgeons who are all LASIK experts.
Technology has played a major role in LVI?s success, as well. Each location relies on FDA-approved laser technology that results in minimal discomfort and short recovery times, in addition to helping many patients see 20/20 or better.
Owner of Good Eye Optometry, Dr. Farah Gozini also doubles as the office's optometrist, sizing up patients' prescriptions and conducting exams to ensure eyes are in good health. Dr. Gozini sees every one of the patients who walks through her door, including kids, adults, and near-sighted pet turtles. With new or updated prescriptions in-hand, customers can peruse the shop's selection of fashionable frames from designers such as Burberry, Jimmy Choo, and Tom Ford.
Dr. Paul Super helms an experienced team of optical technicians that pampers peepers with thorough exams, contact lenses, and stylish frames. The esteemed Chairman of Optometry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Super draws on knowledge gleaned over years of dedicated practice to restore eagle-eyed vision with prescription lenses and health-boosting vitamins from AmeriSciences. Technicians at EyeSite, an Optometric Group's onsite lens laboratory whittle single-vision and multifocal lenses to fit frames from designers such as Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith, and Tag Heuer. Specialty coatings can be added to spectacles to diminish the glare from oncoming headlights or help locate the escape routes in pitch-dark whale bellies.
Optician and eyewear designer Karina Leigh draws from her years of experience running upscale boutiques to outfit a clientele of celebrities such as Kanye West, LL Cool J, and J. Lo with top-shelf eyewear from both well-known and up-and-coming artisans. Like an elegant sword-cane or a cast bedazzled in tiny diamonds, the upscale assortment of eyewear turns a necessary tool into a must-have fashion accessory, as evidenced by the patronage of people who are frequently photographed. The Amir Taj–designed studio blends aristocratic grace with notes of whimsy, surrounding visitors with a pristine interior of white lacquered wood, Louis XV furniture, chandeliers made with crystals by Swarovski, and light globes that model some of the store's most popular frames. A huge vintage collection adorns noses with the haute fashion of bygone eras, and pieces from designers such as Gucci, Tom Ford, Prada, and Benjamin Eyewear deck out faces with the modish looks of the near future.
Hossein Silani began a legacy when he opened his first eye-care facility in Beverly Hills more than 30 years ago. Today, he operates multiple stores with his sons, Kambiz and Kamran, including Super Vision Optical, a Beverly Hills eyewear staple for more than 60 years. Rows of modern frames from Gucci, Armani, Carrera, and SUPER line the shop’s shelves and contrast with vintage aviators from Ray-Ban, which invite patrons to switch their cell phones to flight mode before they try on a pair. To ensure that frames fit both faces and prescriptions, optometrists Dr. Bita Shokouh and Dr. Kambiz Silani perform eye exams, as well as custom contact lenses fittings, sports vision testing, and glaucoma treatments.