In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
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.
The mom-and-daughter team at Seasons Boutique skim the stress off of shopping by lining the pink-toned walls of their spacious store with trendy, all-occasion fashions. Skate along the marble floors to peruse racks of billowy dresses ($28–$60) and youthful tops ($20–$40), or casually sidle over and introduce yourself to a pair of jeans ($48–$68) that have been eyeing you from across the room. Embellishments such as jewelry ($5–$40), handbags ($35–$63), and fashionably floppy hats with oversized bows ($28–$52) help to ensure that ensembles turn out tastefully complex instead of perplexingly plain.
Helmed by optometrist Dr. Lynn Stromness and ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Jeppsen, Canyon Eye Specialists sharpens the sight of patients of all ages with thorough examinations and an arsenal of stylish frames. In addition to ensuring the long-term health of eyes with routine exams, the good doctors employ sophisticated remedies for blurred vision, such as LASIK procedures that reduce the need for glasses and treatments that allow dry-eyed patients to wear contacts or cry at sad films. The fully accessible office stocks a vast array of frames from brands such as Vera Bradley, Tommy Bahama, and Guess, and the in-office lab speedily fashions prescriptions for most lenses.
An expert is always available at Ski 'N See/ARCS to give you great advice, whether you're looking for just the right slope to conquer or just the right equipment to take out for the day. But the staff's knowledge doesn't end there. The shop's techs also perform tune-ups and maintenance on skis and snowboards, making sure your powder-slicing ride remains as fun and as safe as it gets. While you're in, they also make it easy to grab new gear or discounted lift tickets for nearby slopes.
Half salon and spa, half fashion boutique, Pure Beauty Salon has every facet of beauty covered. Stylists make over manes using popular product lines such as Joico, Moroccanoil, and color by Wella, leaving heads looking chic and ready to reward themselves with one of the shop's colorful or animal print scarves. Guests can inquire about colored hair extensions to match the hue from just-purchased earrings or pick out a new handbag to coordinate fingertips coated in OPI polish or CND shellac. Between shopping and stints in the styling chair, guests can also get eyelash extensions from the eyelash specialist or seek out the salon's skincare sage and master aesthetician, Valerie, who keeps skin looking soft and smooth with facials and waxing services for the full body.