Over the past 63 years, Thoma & Sutton Eye Care has crisscrossed Ohio and Kentucky, planting 20 eyewear outposts across the region. At each optical stronghold, teams of talented opticians examine peepers, determine prescriptions for glasses and contacts, and fit faces with thousands of stylish specs flown in from fashion capitals around the world. Clients can peruse the up-to-date displays, which feature frames from designers such as Coach, Calvin Klein, and Kenneth Cole, before trying on a pair and slipping past a parole office.
Vision Source believes that eye doctors have the most success when they have a relationship with the patient and are free to make decisions about what is best for that patient. That’s why, although it’s a network with more than 2,300 offices across North America, all of its offices are independently owned and operated by family optometrists. Vision Source merely grants these doctors access to its shared expertise and resources.
Its doctors inspect eyes to test for disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, and the effects of diabetes. They also diagnose retinal tears and repair most types of eye injuries, from embedded foreign bodies to general wear and tear from staring contests with headlights. The doctors use low-vision-therapy devices to help people suffering from degenerative eye diseases, teaching them how to maximize the vision they still have.
For basic services, they inspect eyes for overall eye health and visual acuity before fitting them with contacts and frames from the likes of Fendi, Calvin Klein, and Guess. Since Vision Source is a network of individual doctors, each office is different from the next and tailors its services to fit the needs of the community.
Ensuring healthy eyes and crystal-clear sight are the two main goals of the staff at Performance Vision Care's two locations. The practice's optometrists?Dr. Dan Uzl, Dr. Ryan Zimmerman, and Dr. Karen Coates?emphasize the importance of preventative maintenance, performing comprehensive examinations that check for signs of disease or injury and measure everything from visual acuity and depth perception to pupillary response. Once the exam is over, optometrists and their support staff work together to correct blurriness caused by nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. In addition to offering contact lens fittings, the teams also offer help selecting a pair of prescription eyeglasses from Performance Vision Care's of designer frames and cutting-edge lenses, including polarized and scratch-resistant options.
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.
Kane and Figler Optometry outfits faces with a smorgasbord of fashionable frames from high-end designers. Models from Oliver Peoples ($294–$510) accent eyes with a vintage-inspired flair, and shades from Maui Jim ($149–$299) or Ray-Ban ($165–$270) protect peepers during fire-juggling roommates’ practice sessions. Revolution lines ($199–$365) represent with bold frames from Ed Hardy and edgy, Bohemian styles from True Religion, and Badgley Mischka spectacles ($387–$987) rest on noses with the consummate poise of a Lilliputian ballerina. Colors pop in compositions from Mikli ($375–$500), a designer whose dedication to freedom and resisting conformity is manifested in eyewear made with tightly rolled & painted copies of the Bill of Rights.
Voted No. 1 from 2209-2013 by the readers of the Akron Beacon Journal, Novus Clinic was born 20 years prior from board-certified ophthalmologist Todd L. Beyer and optometrist Jerry Sude?s vision for a one-stop eye-care facility. To bring this idea to fruition, they first recruited a neuro-ophthalmologist and a second optometrist to their team and eventually constructed a 3,800-square-foot surgery center in 1998. The state-of-the-art center was built in response to the voices they heard asking for laser vision-correction procedures such as LASIK and cosmetic treatments. Dr. Beyer, also a certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, began performing face-lifts along with noninvasive skin treatments after he found himself fielding queries from more and more patients about dermal fillers, peels, and laser hair removal.
With the expanding list of offered services, the clinic shed its original title, System Optics, and was reknighted Novus Clinic in 2003. The word novus, which translates to ?fresh and exciting? in Latin, more accurately encompasses the clinic?s multifaceted approach to ocular and anti-aging treatments. The doctors never forget the primordial soup from which they sprang, though, and still conduct eye exams and keep a venerable inventory of designer frames.