Rocket-pop shades of red, white, and blue are sandwiched together in an elegant pair of glasses from Bebe. Filigree traces the silvery outline of Gucci eyewear. And on a pair of Dior shades, the wire-thin arms cleverly retract into black enamel discs. At each of Stanton Optical’s locations, a panoply of frames crafted for adults and kids by nearly 40 design houses awaits visitors. The face-flattering styles, though, rest on the firm foundation provided by prescription and shaded lenses from Zeiss, Varilux, and Crizal, which allow patrons to pass driving tests or tie a centipede’s shoelaces together.
The board-certified ophthalmologists and optometrists at Panhandle Vision Institute use the latest technology to perform services ranging from basic eye exams to advanced surgical procedures. Dr. Barry Concool, having completed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, is recognized as one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the country. He performs the IntraLase LASIK technique, a blade-free, computer-controlled procedure that can be used even on patients with thin corneas, and is also the only surgeon in the state of Florida authorized to teach the highly precise process to other surgeons. Joining Dr. Concool and the rest of the team is ophthalmologist and facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Mills, who was named one of the top doctors in 2009 by Jacksonville Magazine and has seen his work published in numerous medical journals. Dr. Mills' dual board certification allows him to treat functional eye disorders and complete cosmetic procedures, such as eyelid lifts and facial liposculpting. To correct vision, Dr. Mills and the rest of the surgical team rely on cutting-edge technology including second and third generation Excimer lasers, which utilize cool light beams to reshape corneas without damaging the surrounding tissue or destroying any nearby moons.
The knowledgeable opticians at Tegenkamp Optical have been pulling Pensacola back into focus for their nearsighted and farsighted clients for more than 31 years. After thorough, comprehensive eye exams, they carefully fill prescriptions at their onsite lab. Out in the expansive store showroom, friendly staff members help both adults and kids choose the frames that best flatter their facial features. Earning accolades and rave reviews from Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola Magazine, and 20/20¬¬ magazine, they help their clients sort through more than 2,500 frames from designers such as Versace and Dolce & Gabbana, which range from minimalistic to decorated spectacles bedazzled with rhinestones, animal prints, or glitter.
Tegenkamp Optical is dedicated to supporting the local community and has previously partnered up with the local Lions Club, Special Olympics, March of Dimes, United Way, and many other charities.
With a stylish selection and an expert team, EyeCare Associates stocks frames by designers such as Kate Spade, Nine West, Hugo Boss, and Guess. Comprised of doctors and eyewear specialists, the team can screen for eye disease, administer eye exams, fit contact lenses, and repair old frames.