In Greek mythology, Argos was a hero and a giant who was said to possess nearly 100 ever-watchful eyes. Though they couldn't possibly help clients see that well, optical surgeons Dr. Elena Mier Trotter, MD and Dr. Selvin Gnannakkan, O.D. want to try. As the resident physicians at Argos Vision and Eye Care Center, they use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat ocular diseases ranging from the common to the complex.
In addition to preventative care, they also perform routine exams to check visual acuity and weed out which patients are actually under the control of tiny robots living behind their eyes. These exams can lead to custom fittings for soft or rigid contact lenses as well as glasses lenses. In the case of the latter, patients may be turned over to optician Alex Finkelshteyn, who will fit them for designer frames by brands such as Gucci, Ray-Ban, and Persol.
Shady Grove Ophthalmology founder Dr. Anthony Roberts has logged more than 30,000 refractive surgeries over the course of his prolific career. Dr. Roberts has been in private practice since 1996 and serves as the official ophthalmologist of the Washington Redskins. He regularly performs LASIK vision-correction and cataract surgeries, which help patients rid themselves of glasses and cumulonimbus lenses.
The Eye Institute of Reston’s head optometrist, Dr. Sheebani Bathija, helps clients view the world with 20/20 clarity. During regular eye exams, the doctor makes sure eyesight is up to snuff by asking patients to read letters on the Snellen chart or the cursive scribbles in her 5th grade diary. Those in need of ocular assistance can assemble their own pair of prescription glasses with their choice of lenses and designer frames from brands such as Nike, Michael Kors, and Valentino. Guests who wish to live glasses-free can also opt for contact lenses, or sit down with Dr. Bathija to discuss laser vision correction.
Dr. Joanna Barnett and her associates at EyeDocDulles assess and correct eye issues from their Sterling offices. After a comprehensive vision examination, visual acuity and refraction tests discern eye health and ability. A Computer Vision Syndrome screening pinpoints symptoms, from dry eyes to headaches, which may be linked to extended computer gazing, enabling the doctor to prescribe a specific course of action for relief. Patrons shed their face-frames during a contact-lens fitting, and stroll out of the office toting prescriptions for both contacts and eyeglasses, as well as a month of Extended Premium Wear contacts that let faces finally show off their nose-bridge tattoos.
Eye Doctors of Washington offers Latisse eyelash treatments (regularly $120 per box) to peepers wishing to add more pizzazz to eyelids. With Latisse's eyelash growth treatment, clients will apply a Food and Drug Administration–approved solution to their eyelashes every night before going to bed. The procedure results in longer, fuller, and darker lashes, maximizing batting and blinking effects. One box covers one month of treatment, with full results generally seen in three to four months. As a bonus, Eye Doctors of Washington is throwing in a 20% discount on up to two additional boxes, beyond the two included with this deal. This Groupon also includes a consultation with one of Eye Doctors of Washington's array of ophthalmologists and optometrists.
People might not think of surgery as a creative field, but Dr. Ravi Dahiya disagrees. In fact, it’s the creative challenges of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery that the board-certified doctor loves so much about his job. Inside his practice at Potomac Facial Plastic Surgery, he applies this problem-solving spirit to the task of making clients look years younger, sometimes recommending face-lifts or eyebrow lifts, and sometimes injections of Radiesse or Juvéderm. He also restores youth by removing dead skin cells via microdermabrasion or chemical peels by Glytone. Dr. Dahiya fills bald spots with hair transplants or makes the whole body essentially one giant bald spot with laser hair-removal treatments.