At Absolute Eyecare & Optical, founder Dr. Neal Pithwa sharpens eyesight with a stylish array of frames and a wealth of optics expertise gained during stints at Mercer University and Nova Southeastern College of Optometry. In an office graced with sleek lines, rich hardwoods, and notes of earthy terra cotta hues, Dr. Pithwa investigates prescription changes, treats eye ailments, and preps corneas for corrective LASIK surgery. An expansive array of eyewear awaits inside the office’s boutique, with frames from well-known labels such as Juicy Couture, Marc Jacobs, and Burberry opening the door for exciting sight-intensive careers including fighter pilot or portrait artist specializing in insects.
Stanton Optical stocks a chic lineup of designer and name-brand eyeglass frames, sunglasses, and prescription lenses. A friendly staff of optical overachievers helps vision seekers to select the most flattering frames from brands that include Coach ($180+) and Nike ($150–$200). Pricing for sunglasses varies based on shade styles, but begins at around $129. Options include men's styles from Armani and Club Beymen as well as women's designs from brands such as Gucci and Dior. Although not valid for eye exams, this Groupon may be used toward new prescription lenses, which Stanton Optical's full-service lab can customize with scratch-resistant or time-travel-resistant coating.
Backed by an impressive success rate and more than a decade of experience, Dr. Stewart improves vision using LASIK techniques and other eye-correction alternatives. With the help of his team, Dr. Stewart offers eye exams, showcases a retail selection of glasses and sunglasses, and employs minimally invasive surgery to end clients’ reliance on lenses. Expanding into the surrounding ocular area, the doctor also performs cosmetic procedures including Botox and Latisse. Bamboo shades and creamy, earth-toned décor soothe eyes and their owners as soon as they walk or roll into treatment rooms.
The whole family is welcome at Premiere Eyecare, where optometrist Dr. Brent Fry and staff not only treat eyes but share "a few jokes" in the process. Their services include preventive and family care as well as infection and disorder management. They also prep patients for donning a pair of the boutique's glasses by administering prescription exams. Dr. Fry continually attends professional seminars to make sure he stays abreast of the latest developments in his field. The office’s website features educational resources and can take requests for appointments as well as confirm and change them.
At Biltmore Cakeball Bakery, pastry chefs swathe frosted cake in a frosted shell, sealing in more than 30 flavors of moist, bite-size batter balls. Popular picks include the red-velvet, chocolate, and key-lime confections, though adventurous tongues can also juggle a daily rotating cast that includes the likes of exotic guava, spicy chocolate, and coconut pecan. Once the balls are complete, chefs decorate the spheres with icing stripes to match patrons’ flavor and design specifications, ensuring an eye-nabbing display for birthdays, baby showers, and court arraignments.