The board-certified optometrists at Total Vision Eye Health Associates alleviate ocular ailments with thorough eye examinations and frames from well-known brands. During the one-hour examination, expert technicians wield advanced equipment to scrutinize orbs for overall eye health and diagnose vision strength. Next, opticians collaborate with each patient to measure lens prescriptions, answer questions, and make recommendations regarding personal-vision concerns or vacation destinations. With today's second option, the friendly staff will help clients find the perfect sight enhancers from single-vision ($50+), bifocal ($89+), trifocal ($125+), or progressive ($220+) lenses to frames from designers such as Kate Spade, Dior, and Nike ($59–$700). An arsenal of additions personalize eyewear even further, with customizable lenses boasting antireflective and scratch-resistant technology, or miniature windshield wipers.
In their modern medical facility, Bowden Eye & Associates' talented team also bestows a bevy of skin-beautifying cosmetic treatments. Guided by the caring hands of licensed medical aesthetician Karen Lamm, the 40-minute consultation and application of the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance facial treatment gently exfoliates the skin's surface, removing damaged epidermal layers to reveal smoother, tighter, and brighter skin. Obagi formulates a unique of blend of chemicals designed to treat an array of skin conditions, which include acne scarring, photodamage, and perdurable Pinocchio nose.
Photographs of locals sporting designer frames grace the walls of Gainesville Opticians’ latest display room, cluing first-time visitors in to the optical boutique’s long history as a community staple. One of the staff’s licensed opticians began her relationship with the store as a customer at the age of 8; this kind of decades-long dedication remains a point of pride among the entire staff, who specialize in crafting lens-and-frame combinations that blend functionality with style from the ocular world’s top designers. Rather than rush through the all-important fitting process, staff members will gladly take up to two hours to walk each customer through the store's frame collections, matching their personal style with selections from Paul Smith, Lunor, Ray-Ban, and others. The store’s eyewear sign-out policy allows customers to take a set of frames home before buying, ensuring that the glasses in question don’t clash with territorial hats and scarves.
A veteran of more than 69,000 successful laser vision corrections, ocular adjuster Dr. Martin Burger at LASIK Specialists adjusts patients’ ocular health through the use of LASIK refractive eye surgeries. The accomplished ophthalmologist tailors procedures to match each client’s individual optic ailment, unleashing a range of laser technologies, including custom ablation, high-definition vision, premier LASIK, and field trips to planetarium light shows. Refractive surgery can be used to safely treat most common ocular maladies—including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism—and most patients are able to resume normal activities within a few days.
There's a theory that if one practices a specific task 10,000 times, he or she becomes an expert. By this measure, Dr. Gregory Snodgrass is an expert two times over, as he has performed more than 20,000 cataract surgeries in the more than 20 years he has been in practice. He performs these surgeries—as well as treating dry eyes and glaucoma—fits contact lenses, and corrects vision inside Gainesville Eye Physicians East laser surgery center and optical laboratory. Dr. Snodgrass was one of the first ophthalmologists in the region to use the ReSTOR lens, a premium multifocal lens used to help cataract patients see near, far, and into the neighbor’s window.
With decades of professional experience, founders Danny Marshall and Mark Randall lead a medical team that clears clients' vision with designer eyeglasses and shades. Resident optometrist and competitive blinker Dr. Jason Iannarelli can peer into the eyes of patients and pinpoint their prescriptions. Once he finishes exams or clients bring in a valid prescription from home, high-tech, custom-made lenses—carved in the sophisticated onsite lab—focus eyesight through a wide range of optical enhancements, such as glare prevention, transitional UV protection, and heat vision. Frames from top labels, such as Lindberg, Salt, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Gucci, encircle lenses, gifting patients with both clear vision and stylish faces.
In addition to banishing fuzziness with lab-manufactured light refractors, Eye Design Eyewear equips pupils with chic sunglasses from brands such as Kate Spade and Michael Kors, deftly blocking harmful UV rays and cleverly shielding the eyes during heavyweight staring contests.