Eyeglasses and contact lenses alone can't compensate for all visual acuity concerns. Dr. Carla Adams and Dr. Dianne Anderson recognize this, which is why Optique EyeCare offers vision therapy in addition to more common optometrist services. This whole-body therapeutic approach?behavioral optometry?helps address potentially undiagnosed complications that can cause anything from headaches to double vision in children or adults. Over time, patients can develop improved focus, perception, and coordinated eye movements thanks to a combination of specialized instruments and physical exercises.
Although vision therapy represents one specialty at Optique EyeCare, the staff also offers traditional examinations using cutting-edge technology. Advanced diagnostic systems such as digital retinal cameras, a Marco automated refraction system, and corneal topography equipment that makes 3-D maps of an eye's surface help the optometrists as they scan for the early signs of troublesome conditions. Once measurements are taken, the team can then help patients pick out a new pair of glasses from a selection of frames that includes choices from brand-name designers such as Coach, Gucci, and Ray-Ban.
Helping customers improve their vision is the main concern of the optometrists and eye-care professionals at Eye Boutique, who provide preventive screenings and help choosing from their more than 1,800 frames at each location. In each shop, licensed doctors of optometry scan eyes with comprehensive exams before diagnosing issues or prescribing high-definition Zeiss lenses and contact lenses from Optix and Acuvue. Designer frames from Guess, Nike, and Kenneth Cole house lenses fashionably, and Teflon protective layers help guard lenses from scratches and reduce glare. Sunglasses from brands such as Ray-Ban and Coach also protect eyes from harmful UV rays, creating an accessory that is both stylish and useful, like a diamond with a job.
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.
At Total Vision Family Eye Care, Dr. James Yonkee uses his more than 20 years of experience to keep his patients in excellent optical health with thorough exams, glasses and contact-lens fittings, and emergency eye care. He also treats eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, utilizing retinal imaging to detect diseases early. Dr. Yonkee’s office stocks a wide range of frames from designers such as Gucci, Calvin Klein, and Fendi, as well as Crizal anti-reflective lens coating and Varilux lenses.
An optometrist's job is to ensure eyes stay healthy and continue to perform their assigned function of transferring visual data and winking at judges. That is, unless the optometrist is Dr. David F. Martin. At Family Vision Development Center, Dr. Martin and his team go beyond the usual eye inspections and glasses fittings to check binocular vision dysfunction and even learning-related vision issues. He views ocular health in terms of overall health, believing that visual problems can serve as indicators of deeper, overall wellness issues. In such cases, the doctor can make recommendations to help bring eyes and bodies back into seesaw-like balance.
For more than 25 years, Drs. Blinstrup and Nuccio have tended to the needs of eyes with examinations and healthcare services. When they aren't fitting peepers with custom contact lenses, they treat eye diseases and infections. Symptoms such as pain, sudden vision change, and flashes of light often require urgent attention, which is why the duo remains on call for such emergencies. Their studio shelves—nestled amid bright green and yellow walls and an exposed corrugated-tin ceiling that imparts an urban loft vibe—brim with glasses and sunglasses from brands such as Giorgio Armani, Coach, Calvin Klein, Nike, and Prada. Technicians sculpt single, bifocal, and trifocal lenses in the onsite optical lab and buttress them with protective coatings. Nuccio Optometrists also employs special contact lenses to reshape corneas and, once clear vision is achieved, equip blinkers with retainer lenses that are worn at night. This process eliminates the need for LASIK surgery and spares eyes the embarrassment of wearing ugly metal braces.