In 1927, Jack Cohen began selling eyeglasses from a pushcart in New York City with a novel goal: to match each wearer with a pair that fit their style as well as their prescription. Today, specialists carry on his philosophy with prescription specs from American and European labels such as Prada, Valentino, and Coach. After a visitor sits down for a fitting, a trained style professional handpicks the eyeglasses or sunglasses that best complement their face shape, eye color, and tattoo of four eyeballs. Frames come in a variety of colors and materials, and each can be customized with polarized and optical-quality lenses to ward off glare and UV rays. Meanwhile, a team of optometrists resides onsite to assess the pupils during comprehensive eye exams.
For Dr. Jason Bart, Optometry isn?t just a career, it?s a family legacy. His father, Dr. Arnold Bart, founded Ultra Vision Optical in 1974 when Jason was just five months old. Growing up around the office, Jason was inspired to follow in his father?s footsteps, even attending his father?s alma mater, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, before joining his dad on staff in 2000. Today, he stands at the helm of the established practice, bringing modern updates that include computer vision analysis, LASIK consultations, and the latest styles.
A specialist in multi-focal fits, Dr. Bart performs all eye exams and contact fittings in-house, checking overall eye health while testing for diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy with the brand new OPTOMAP equipment. He then lets patients loose in the showroom, offering guidance as they choose from a selection of 1,500 frames that includes styles from top brands such as Michael Kors, Ray Ban, and Gucci, and a large selection of children's frames are available as well. The shop also stocks a range of contacts to fit clients' needs, and with a on premises lab same day service is possible. Blue light prevention lenses are also available for protection against the strain of computer screens.
Rubber Stamps, Inc. allows its customers to authenticate forms and decorate paper-wrapped gifts with personalized style, providing them with custom-designed old-fashioned rubber ink stamps. Notary publics and architects equip their office with authoritative seals, and small businesses can add their logo to envelopes with self-inking punch stamps.
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.