While many eye doctors stop at finding their patients' prescriptions and doing surface-level exams, Dr. Kenneth Garza of Complete Family Eye Care believes in going farther. Using the latest eye exam technologies, he ensures each patient's ocular health without the hassles and annoyances of traditional eye appointments. With his dilation-free Optomap technology, Dr. Garza peers into the inner eye, examining the retina for early signs of eye problems or diabetes. His glaucoma screenings eschew irritating air puffs for more comfortable testing methods while still effectively pinpointing possible cases of the disease.
Once guests have their prescription in hand, they can browse the wooden shelves of Dr. Garza's cozy retail area, searching out their dream specs amid dozens of fashionable choices. A two-year warranty keeps glasses in working order in case of warping, breakage, or cases where your nose just up and runs away.
Advanced technology and high fashion meet in Habacker's Bespoke Eyewear, where designer frames by English Laundry, Callaway, Kawasaki, Swiss Flex, and many other brands cozy up to hard-to-find European frames such as Derapage. With a dedication to personalized customer service, staffers help clients select the right single-vision, progressive, or high-definition lenses. Opticians fit faces for a range of frames, from American-made brands such as Kala and Shuron to European lines such as Nowosad, by Polish designer Slav Nowosad. Customers can bring their glasses to the store for free adjustments and ultrasonic cleanings, which de-grime lenses while entertaining neighborhood dogs. Habacker's proudly serves as a donation site for Lions Clubs International’s Recycle for Sight program, which matches gently used spectacles with people in developing countries.
The four eye surgeons at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Center—Dr. David Kleiman, Dr. Anthony Evangelista, Dr. Aaron Amacher, and Dr. Farshid Ighani—specialize in surgeries that render blades unnecessary, replacing them with laser technology. Their Blade-Free HD IntraLASIK surgery, for example, corrects vision problems with beams from the IntraLase iFS and VISX Star S4 lasers; the process reshapes corneal tissue more effectively than glasses whose lenses have been replaced with Jell-O molds.
Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames starting at $69.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($159.95+) or Versace ($219.95+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision and while prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at around $80 (for plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN complete lenses ($120) are lightweight heavyweights.
Eyes can be troubled by far more than nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. At Optical Zone, Dr. Akshet Joshi understands that maintaining healthy eyes requires a both preventive and ongoing vision care. To that end, the optometrist and his staff use modern diagnostic tools—such as digital retinal photography and corneal-topography scanners—to test everything from depth perception to eye-muscle balance and Waldo spotting. Although the team's combination of experience and technology enables them to spot serious and benign conditions, they also provide patients with contact lenses and prescription eyewear to correct their vision needs. The staff works with visitors to help them pick a flattering pair of frames, most from well-known designers such as Gucci, Michael Kors, Ray-Ban, Juicy Couture, and Versace.
To ascertain Dr. William A. Boothe's devotion and success in his field, just look at his surgery stats: He has performed 137,000 LASIK procedures and counting. In 2012, he performed more procedures using the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q laser than any other surgeon in the DFW area, counting among his trusting patients pro football players, who rely on keen eyesight to see their opponents' thoughts. His talents at Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center have earned many accolades, including having been named one of the best doctors in Collin County by D magazine several years running, and in April 2013, Boothe Eye Care was deemed the best LASIK center by readers of the Plano Star Courier.