Pacific EyeCare & Optical ameliorates the nearsighted and farsighted with a bevy of custom lenses embedded inside designer frames. Guess, Cole Haan, and Izod lead the boutique’s lineup of designer glasses ($99–$259), which attract favorable attention to the upper-cranium without having to wear a Trojan war helmet. Each ocular accessory comes fitted with single-vision plastic ($90), polycarbonate ($146), or mid–high index ($185-$229) lenses. Optical orbs can be embellished with no-line progressive bi-focals ($185), transition tints (additional $85), or glare-free lenses (additional $89) for easier reading in the sun or by the unreliably flickering light of a burning pile of Eat Pray Love Blu-rays.
Dr. Lindsay Hamlin doesn’t despise humble beginnings. As a college student, she served as a receptionist at a local optometry clinic, where she worked with patients during the prescreening and frame-selection processes. After graduation she enrolled in Pacific University College of Optometry, which landed her an internship at a veterans' hospital. Nowadays she and her staff tend to ocular regions by performing eye exams and selling contact lenses. They also snap photos of retinas to detect diseases such as hypertensive retinopathy.