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 950,000 eye surgeries at 46 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.
Inside the sunny La Peer Beauty shop, patrons assisted by licensed pulchritude professionals browse glass shelves stacked high with candy-colored OPI nail polish, high-end skincare and hair products, and fragrances in twinkling bottles or room diffusers. Colognes such as Thymes’s Agave Nectar leave a bright, crisp fragrance on dermises, and skincare regimens from brands such as Dermalogica treat façades stressed out by harsh weather or the thought that professional wrestling is fake. An arsenal of curling and straightening irons and hair-dryer attachments help home stylists create their ideal dos, and hairsprays such as L’Oreal Elnett keep styles fast in place. An onsite salon puts La Peer’s products to the test as stylists trim hair or add extensions, aestheticians treat skin with facials and eye treatments, and wax techs whisk away unwanted hairs.
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.
When he's not doing missionary ophthalmic work in Mexico or providing eye care for victims of domestic abuse, Dr. Armin Vishteh partakes in continuing medical-education courses to stay up to date with industry techniques and help bestow patients with the best care possible. The American Board of Ophthalmology–certified medical director of Rancho Laser Vision Center has corrected nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in more than 20,000 eyes with laser-based LASIK and PRK procedures. Before bolstering patients’ blinkers, Rancho Laser Vision Center offers a complimentary consultation, during which Dr. Vishteh discusses their vision health and how it may affect their eligibility for laser vision correction or x-ray-vision installation.