The crew at Fridley Optical has cared for customers’ eyesight since 1978. Because they want to treat each customer like they’re a part of the family, Fridley’s staff goes beyond general eye exams and expands their service menu to include services such as pre- and post-LASIC care, custom contact fittings, glaucoma treatment, and pink-eye treatment. They provide comprehensive eye exams and stock their store with hundreds of stylish frames from designers such as Caprio and Pavi Optics as well as contacts, bifocals, and trifocal lenses.
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.
Since 1935, Moss Optical has helped fashion-forward customers achieve clear, accurate vision with personalized lenses, designer frames, and a commitment to customer service. Expert staffers help visitors determine which type of lenses best fit their needs, including single-vision lenses ($129+), basic progressive lenses ($259+), and telephoto lenses that allow them to see inside their coworkers' brains. All specs come with scratch-resistant coating, UV protection, and finished edge work; an antireflective coating can also be added, which makes glasses easier to clean ($75).
Look + See's eyewear studio is as swanky as any art gallery, with pale-green walls lined with mirrors and sculpture-esq wooden shelves displaying glasses. Their stock of fashionable frames from around the world was smelted in the factories of top designers. Frames from OGI run between $100-$269, Vera Wang rims cost $150-$280, and Gotti’s chic eyeball offsetters are $315-$558.
Established in 1972, Dinkytown Optical’s team outfits clients with prescription eyewear, diagnosing ocular needs with eye exams and contact-lens fittings. Opticians fit patients with single-vision and progressive lenses, which pair with hundreds of frames from designer brands such as Vera Wang, Armani, and Guess. Located inside the office, Specs On the Beach sunglass specialists stock more than 500 sunglasses from Ray-Ban, Oakley, and Maui Jim, ideal for making a whole pack of dogs look really cool.
Though SEE Eyewear’s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a-kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop’s exclusive coveted selection.
From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn’t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.