At Richardson Vision Center, shiny displays of designer glasses and sunglasses tempt clients with the sleek designs of Ray-Ban, Vera Wang, and Jhane Barnes. Board-certified optician Paul Wayne Gerald draws from 23 years of experience to fit frames perfectly to faces, adjust and repair damaged eyewear, and cut and edge single-vision and multifocal lenses. He also helps clients find eyewear for rigorous activities such as extreme sports, fishing, golfing, and excessive winking.
While many eye doctors stop at finding their patients' prescriptions and doing surface-level exams, Dr. Kenneth Garza of Complete Family Eye Care believes in going farther. Using the latest eye exam technologies, he ensures each patient's ocular health without the hassles and annoyances of traditional eye appointments. With his dilation-free Optomap technology, Dr. Garza peers into the inner eye, examining the retina for early signs of eye problems or diabetes. His glaucoma screenings eschew irritating air puffs for more comfortable testing methods while still effectively pinpointing possible cases of the disease.
Once guests have their prescription in hand, they can browse the wooden shelves of Dr. Garza's cozy retail area, searching out their dream specs amid dozens of fashionable choices. A two-year warranty keeps glasses in working order in case of warping, breakage, or cases where your nose just up and runs away.
Advanced technology and high fashion meet in Habacker's Bespoke Eyewear, where designer frames by English Laundry, Callaway, Kawasaki, Swiss Flex, and many other brands cozy up to hard-to-find European frames such as Derapage. With a dedication to personalized customer service, staffers help clients select the right single-vision, progressive, or high-definition lenses. Opticians fit faces for a range of frames, from American-made brands such as Kala and Shuron to European lines such as Nowosad, by Polish designer Slav Nowosad. Customers can bring their glasses to the store for free adjustments and ultrasonic cleanings, which de-grime lenses while entertaining neighborhood dogs. Habacker's proudly serves as a donation site for Lions Clubs International’s Recycle for Sight program, which matches gently used spectacles with people in developing countries.
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 Preston Park Shopping Center location, where a dedicated staff assesses 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 Versace, Ray-Ban, and DKNY. They also help to focus the world with contacts, allowing cyclops to throw away their anachronistic monocles and fit in with the 21st century's hip, nonprescription spyglasses.
The four eye surgeons at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Center?Dr. David Kleiman, Dr. Anthony Evangelista, Dr. Aaron Amacher, and Dr. Farshid Ighani?specialize in surgeries that render blades unnecessary, replacing them with laser technology. Their Blade-Free HD IntraLASIK surgery, for example, corrects vision problems with beams from the IntraLase iFS and VISX Star S4 lasers; the process reshapes corneal tissue more effectively than glasses whose lenses have been replaced with Jell-O molds.
Eyes can be troubled by far more than nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. At Optical Zone, Dr. Akshet Joshi understands that maintaining healthy eyes requires a both preventive and ongoing vision care. To that end, the optometrist and his staff use modern diagnostic tools?such as digital retinal photography and corneal-topography scanners?to test everything from depth perception to eye-muscle balance and Waldo spotting. Although the team's combination of experience and technology enables them to spot serious and benign conditions, they also provide patients with contact lenses and prescription eyewear to correct their vision needs. The staff works with visitors to help them pick a flattering pair of frames, most from well-known designers such as Gucci, Michael Kors, Ray-Ban, Juicy Couture, and Versace.