Associated Eye Care fields a trio of ophthalmologists who specialize in the all-laser iLASIK system, which utilizes wavefront-guided laser technology to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The vision-correcting procedure begins with a WaveScan eye mapping, which blueprints the cornea’s imperfections and creates a customized 3-D image to guide the surgeon throughout the process. The all-laser IntraLase then creates a precise corneal flap, which reduces the risk of side effects, complications, and mirages of pink elephants. The CustomVue laser reshapes the cornea according to the 3-D eye map to improve vision before the protective flap adheres to the eye naturally. The procedure takes around 10 minutes per eye, and cornea-numbing eye drops are applied to minimize discomfort. Clients usually return to their normal routine within one to three days and typically achieve full vision results within one to four weeks—the same time it takes to find a pair of glasses in a crowd of Coke bottles.
The friendly team at Metro Optics is dedicated to the ocular wellness of everyone who steps into their welcoming clinic. Here, doctors Reznicow and Tuttle inspect eyes to guard against health concerns and assess sight, employing advanced technology instead of asking patients to read letters from bowls of alphabet soup. Once they've determined a prescription, the practice's opticians craft lenses using their in-store lab. The specialists then outfit eyes with frames from a selection of over 1,000 styles, which includes brands such as Gucci, Armani, Rayban, D&G, Guess, and Prada. Should clients find themselves unable to choose a look, they are welcome to take home up to three pairs to test-wear before making their final decision. The staff also supplies patients with contact lenses, and can provide prescription sunglasses to shade eyes year round.
Amy Haugen was hesitant when she mixed lotion with cranberry seed oil. Little did she know it would not only make her skin radiant, but also jumpstart a new business venture. After seeing the results on her own skin, Haugen tested it on her friends. From there, the Haugen started Stillwater Skin and have created more than 25 products including shampoos and eye gels.
At Stillwater Skin, they use the healing properties of cranberry seed oil to provide toxin-free, certified vegan skin care products. The all natural products infuse skin with vitamins, antioxidants, and polyunsaturated fats that leave skin hydrated and vibrant. The team of skin specialists also rejuvenate skin with exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments and brow waxes. Their photofacials use broadband light to treat sun damage caused by years of UV bullying.
For more than half a century, the opticians at Graf Optical have been helping to correct vision and combat ocular illness with health and wellness checkups and stylish eyewear. The center stocks frames from Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren, and Versace, many of which are eligible for upgrades such as anti-reflective coatings or impact-resistant, polycarbonate lenses. And for those who prefer to wear invisible frames, Acuvue Oasys also carries contact lenses and sometimes offers unsolicited advice about the importance of mime schools.
Hudson Optical adorns oculars with a range of budget and high-end eyewear for men, women, and children. Visitors can choose from an extensive selection of brands, such as Kashiyama Japanese eyewear, Dolce & Gabbana, and Ice Cream French Eyewear, as they seek to pair elegant frames with eligible lenses like a Victorian matchmaker. Frames designed by Kennith Cole ($159), BCBG ($189), and Cole Haan ($199) comfortably perch on bridges of noses, while eye-opening bifocals range from the Crizal Avancé bifocals ($290) to the Varilux Progressive Transition lenses ($375). Hudson Optical can perform eye exams on-site but welcomes outside prescriptions as well. Groupon customers will also receive a complimentary deluxe case, cleaner kit, and portable fire hydrant to keep the spectacles spick-and-span.
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.