More than 80 years ago, Jack Cohen started selling designer eyewear from a pushcart on Orchard Street. After eight decades, that cart has expanded into more than 100 storefronts whose frames runt the gamut from budget-friendly styles to designer specs from Versace, Fendi, and Calvin Klein. The expert staff helps clients match their glasses to their face shapes and lifestyles. Meanwhile, onsite optometrists dole out prescriptions and screen eyes for diseases such as glaucoma and cat cataracts, which make you only see cats.
Though there are 130 For Eyes Optical stores around the United States, the company still has the heart of a small start-up. Owned and operated since 1972, when a small group of friends started it in Philadelphia, aiming for quality eyewear manufacturing as well as customer service. These same friends, aided by a few family members, still lead the franchise today. They ensure that each location adheres to their original principles and mandates for mustard-colored shag carpets.
In each store, expert independent doctors test clients' visual acuity and general eye health with comprehensive exams. Then, a store associate helps each person outfit their eyes with designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, D&G, and Versace. For Eyes Optical has its own advanced 40,000-square foot optical lab in in Hialeah, Florida, where technicians shape, surface, and coat the lenses to fit each person's exact prescription. After creating the lenses—whether plastic, polycarbonate, or trivex Toughlites—they inspect and fit each into its corresponding frame by hand, a process that ensures quality control and guards against the robots, whose first objective is to hinder our eyesight.
Since its founding in 1961, Pearle Vision has grown from a single office in Savannah, Georgia, to a nationwide chain with more than 600 locations. Each store maintains the core values of attentive customer care and expedited service on which the company was founded. Optometrists sharpen patients' vision by first assessing eye acuity and health via thorough exams. Then, staff members help you pick out face-flattering frames from high-end brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Caviar, and Ray-Ban. Lenses are crafted from materials ranging from plastic to ultra-lightweight polycarbonate.
Dr. Aman Sappal and his team of ocular experts elucidate vision with new glasses and contact lenses, vision therapy, glaucoma treatments, and other sight services. Comprehensive eye exams test vision essentials, such as refractive errors, visual fields, and pupils, before doling out fresh eyewear prescriptions. New lenses, from single vision to no-line bifocals, revel beneath anti-glare or anti-opaque coatings as they perch in stylish frames from designers such as Coach, Gucci, Calvin Klein, and Juicy Couture.
Dr. Gary Goberbille of Eyesite Vision Center isn't satisfied with simply peering into the pupil with a little handheld light. Instead, he relies on advanced technology during his exams. Board-certified to spot a host of eye diseases, he photographs the back of the eyeball with Optomap retinal equipment, which not only reveal tumors and swallowed contact lenses, but telegraph ailments such as high blood pressure and diabetes.