Founded by Dr. Stephen Joffe and Craig Joffe, a father-and-son team who used LASIK eye surgery to correct their own vision, Joffe MediCenter has four locations across the country where expert ophthalmologists use advanced diagnostics to conduct each custom wavefront LASIK surgery. Treatment begins with a free, noninvasive examination with Bausch & Lomb Orbscan and Zywave mapping systems—derived from technology developed for astronomy and physics applications. They generate a 3-D model of each eye, which, like a fingerprint or favorite line from The Princess Bride, is unique to each person.
Upon assessing the results to confirm LASIK candidacy, doctors schedule an in-office surgery in their state-of-art clinic. The LASIK procedure is designed to eliminate your need for glasses and contacts regardless of whether you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. The vast majority of patients experience 20/20 vision the next morning after treatment. After the procedure, doctors will schedule postoperative exams.
The highly trained and experienced team at The Eye Care Institute cares for eyes with services ranging from routine family eye care to advanced LASIK surgical procedures. The clinical crew is comprised of six eye doctors, including three board-certified ophthalmologists who are all diplomates of the National Board of Medical Examiners and fellows of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. They specialize in laser vision correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, using the latest technological innovations to restore 20/20 sight and impart the ability to see through holiday wrapping paper.
Aside from caring for eyes, the medical staff members also help care for the community. They are the official eye doctors of the Louisville Bats baseball team, as well as supporters of the American Diabetes Association and several local charities.
20/20 Eyecare's optometrists examine eyes and dress them up in specialty lenses and designer frames. They can recommend gear for almost any pair of soul windows with a supply of scratch- and glare-resistant lenses as well as OSHA–certified safety glasses. Technicians offer free adjustments, perform minor repairs, and change glasses' oil, often with same- or next-day service.
As an Alcon–sponsored Dry Eye Center of Excellence, 20/20 Eyecare is notably equipped to treat dry-eye syndrome.
Modern frames are so sleek and dynamic that dozens of full-sighted individuals attempt to gain access to the elite club of Glassed Americans. Advanced Vision of Louisville offers a bevy of sight-betterers to fit any face shape or budget. Choose from a dizzying array of designer frames including models by Vanni, DKNY, Gucci, Anne Klein, Guess, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Nike, and Nikon. Europhiles needn't feel left out with frames from European designers including Prodesign, Klik, and Fysh. Budget frames are $99 and designer frames are $159–$500. If you buy frames that cost $200 or more, you can't use the 25% discount on the difference. Lenses start at $75 for a pair of plastics, and an exam is $92.
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.
In business since 1861, Heimerdinger Cutlery Company is the Louisville area’s only German cutlery store, whittling away household worries with a bevy of sharp-sided merchandise. Stock up on miniaturized swordcraft from name-brand knifesmiths such as Wusthof, Dovo, and William Henry. Victorionx's Swiss Army pocket knives (starting at $17) cut through inconvenience with a variety of colors and added accouterments, solving situational snafus with built-in bottle openers, screwdrivers, and English-newspeak dictionaries. Hunters and fish-fetchers can direct pointed questions to the Buck 105BKS Pathfinder ($71.95), an all-purpose, 5-inch outdoor knife with a phenolic black handle. Keep culinary cutlery drawers occupied with new blades from Dexter Russell, such as specialized stickers including boning knives ($19.50), petite paring pokers (starting at $10), and Japanese chef's knives ($35), built tough enough to slice through the island nation's traditional Godzilla tenderloins.