With more than 50,000 eye surgeries under his belt, Dr. Edward Yavitz is a true expert in his field. Educated at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Yavitz holds board certification from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was one of the first doctors to be certified in LASIK surgery. But, even with all these accolades and achievements, he remains friendly and approachable; he even gives his cell-phone number to patients in case they have questions before and after procedures or just want to swap potluck recipes.
Both Drs. William and Jason Brand know their patients place a lot of trust in them when they use them for their eye care needs or elect them to perform their LASIK procedures. That trust isn't something the father and son teams takes lightly. They ensure it's continued by monitoring patients throughout the whole LASIK process, instead of handing them off to a technician or an unpaid intern. The doctors have years of experience treating patients with LASIK technology and also engaging in pre- and post-operative care.
The ocular savants at All About Eyes meticulously fit designer frames (average $179) from names such as Dolce & Gabbana, Enchant, and Versace to unframed visages. Professional eyes help determine the best frame color and shape for each customer based on facial contour, skin tone, and hair texture, and can tweak frames to rest effortlessly with a fitting that lasts 15–45 minutes. A pair of designer sunglasses (average $150) from Oakley or Prada snubs insolent celestial bodies, and clients taken with a certain celebrity look can bring in a photograph of that luminary, from Obama in Ray-Bans to Tony Robbins wearing tinted windshields, and an expert will track down the brand and style. Dithering customers can exchange their frames for any of equal or lesser value for 30 days after their purchase.
The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.