When Dr. Irwin M. Roth founded his first optometric practice in the 1950s, he began a family tradition that would span decades. Dr. David Roth and Dr. Ashley Roth?the second and third generations of Roth optometrists respectively?continue this tradition at Eye Desire Eyecare & Optical Boutique. During comprehensive exams, they check eye health, visual acuity, depth perception, peripheral vision, pupillary response, and winking skills. The on-site laboratory then shapes lenses to pop into frames by designers such as Prada, Ray Ban, and Gucci.?They also offer specialized contact lenses for hard-to-treat conditions and?for patients who prefer not to have anything come between them and their favorite photons?gentle corneal-reshaping therapy performed by special lenses that correct your vision while you sleep, allowing 20/20 vision during the day.
The founder of Clean Start Cleansing Spa aims to cleanse the body of toxins. This is done by purging insides of the toxins through purifying services such as colonics, ionic footbaths, reflexology, detox massages, and facials as well as with an entire shop stocked with herbal cleansing products. Her passion for sparkling insides comes as no surprise, since her parents started their successful careers hawking herbal supplements to health-seekers almost three decades ago. An ardor for holistic wellness runs in the family.
Dr. Espaillat, who has performed thousands of ocular surgeries and laser treatments, brings his eyeful of expertise to a practice that focuses on custom LASIK and cosmetic laser treatments. His custom approach to LASIK incorporates highly detailed 3-D maps of each eye, drawn by child psychics, which affords him greater precision and a higher rate of success. Lasers find their way into a variety of his other services, such as blepharoplasty, which lifts eyelids for a more youthful appearance.
Though there are 130 For Eyes Optical stores around the United States, the company still has the heart of a small start-up. Owned and operated since 1972, when a small group of friends started it in Philadelphia, aiming for quality eyewear manufacturing as well as customer service. These same friends, aided by a few family members, still lead the franchise today. They ensure that each location adheres to their original principles and mandates for mustard-colored shag carpets.
In each store, expert independent doctors test clients' visual acuity and general eye health with comprehensive exams. Then, a store associate helps each person outfit their eyes with designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, D&G, and Versace. For Eyes Optical has its own advanced 40,000-square foot optical lab in in Hialeah, Florida, where technicians shape, surface, and coat the lenses to fit each person's exact prescription. After creating the lenses?whether plastic, polycarbonate, or trivex Toughlites?they inspect and fit each into its corresponding frame by hand, a process that ensures quality control and guards against the robots, whose first objective is to hinder our eyesight.
Two thousand pairs of designer frames pepper the walls of My Eyelab's various locations. Clients fresh from an exam with one of the onsite opticians swim through that sea of options, examining spectacles and trying them on to see which pairs will be accepted by their noses. With so many prescription and sunglass options to choose from, customers are able to find many pairs that match their personal style. And with specialty features like flexible arms and shatter-resistant lenses, specs are also customized to wearers' needs. Eye exams are performed by independent eye doctors conveniently located within or adjacent to My Eyelab stores.
Dr. Rodrigo Belalcazar, medical director of Vision Specialty Care, has carved a career out of making eyes more eagle-like with a resumé counting more than 2,500 cataract and corneal transplants and more than 4,000 LASIK procedures. He and his team of ophthalmologists and optometrists continue to add to those numbers, while also offering routine eye exams and treating eye diseases. In addition to four clinic locations, a roving mobile unit brings vision care to those not able to travel.