Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide including the Springfield location, where Drs. Kostelnik and Gericke—known as Drs. K and G around the office—draw on more than 60 years of combined experience to assess the ocular health of patients no longer able to discern between aunts and ants in flowered dresses.
In the store, opticians help customers to navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Armani, Nine West, Eddie Bauer, and Nicole Miller. They also help to focus the world with contacts from Acuvue, allowing cyclops to throw away their anachronistic monocles and fit in with the 21st century's hip, nonprescription spyglasses.
Wild Angels Clothing Company collects a fun, eclectic mix of casual tops, summer dresses, and flashy accessories to enhance shoppers' wardrobes. Guests can step out for a night on the town with colorful printed tees and tanks, accentuate outfits with jewelry and snapback hats, or make eye-catching entrances at parties with glittery masquerade masks.
With more than 386 locations dotting North America, JCPenney Optical's ubiquity is matched only by its extensive selection of contact lenses and designer frames that includes brands such as Armani Exchange, Liz Claiborne, and Nicole Miller. Despite this wide reach, all lenses are cut at the same optical laboratory, ensuring a consistency of quality and a pretty good idea of where to look if your glasses run away from home. Each location has an independent state-licensed doctor of optometry, who can perform vision exams and help clients determine which type of vision correction will work best.