As owner Harry Roth says on eyeQ’s website: “We are not here to just sell a pair of glasses, too many other places already do that.” More than three decades of work as an optician give Roth an insight into customer needs, which us uses to deliver personalized, thoughtful service. His clients can arrange private viewings of the store’s designer and boutique frames, or schedule meetings at their homes or offices. Customers can also bring in their current frames for repairs or to be fitted for new lenses. The shop can often do minor repair work for free. Technicians can complete custom fittings in the store’s on-site lab. The lab’s computer-based equipment creates precise lenses quickly, and clients can even commission specialty glasses for tasks such as night driving, computer work, golfing, or looking through eyeglasses catalogs.
With a licensed doctor of optometry and an optician at each of its two locations, EyeStyles of New Jersey helps turn customers' blurry vision crystal clear. Doctors Lowell S. Davis and Barry E. Davis perform thorough eye examinations before a licensed optician fits customers with their ideal lenses. Fashionable frames from dozens of designers, such as Oakley, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, and Dior, help faces achieve a new look without having to draw on a second set of eyebrows. An onsite lab makes for speedy service and ensures that many patients leave the same day with new glasses.
Dr. Russell Kateman helms Amalgamated Eyes, where he harnesses his two decades of optometry experience to bolster the sight of his clients through thorough exams and fashionably functional eyewear. During exams, he checks for glaucoma, general visual acuity, and drafts in the window to the soul. Prescriptions furnished from exams then can go on to fuel stylish frames from designers such as Prada and Armani.
Staffers at this trendy eyewear shop stock their shelves with hundreds of chic designer frames from Gucci, Michael Kors, Ray-Ban, and Maui Jim. Premium-quality lenses marry practicality to fashionable frames: anti-reflective lenses battle glare, and thin, lightweight high-index lenses improve clarity for stronger prescriptions. An alternative to bifocals, Varilux digital progressives correct near, far, and hindsight vision. High-tech options include computer lenses and Transitions, which morph from clear to tinted to instinctively shield eyes from sunlight or 3-D romantic movies. The store abuts a quality eye-care office, where a trio of board-certified ophthalmologists performs routine exams as well as LASIK and other eye surgeries.
The family-owned Marshall Troast Vision & Hearing Center gets to know patients and offers them a friendly smile before helping them with their hearing or sight problems. Troast and the rest of the staff at Marshall Troast Vision & Hearing Center can pinpoint an eyeglasses prescription and offer an array of lenses from children's lenses, sport lenses, and safety lenses. They also help patients pick out stylish frames from Steve Madden, DKNY, Maui Jim, and other designers.
At Allwood Optical Boutique, licensed optician Donald Trischetta oversees an onsite optical lab that turns out lenses specialized for a wide range of tasks. Before setting his lens-crafting team to work, Donald determines his clients’ prescriptions and takes into account whether or not they strain their eyes by using a computer every day or working as a file clerk in a dollhouse. His lab is also equipped for emergency repairs of broken lenses, which it prioritizes with same-day service.
Guided by the expertise of Dr. Keith Gurland, the chief of ophthalmology at Bayonne Medical Center, the optical experts at Specs Unlimited have been calibrating prescriptions and outfitting eyes with name-brand frames for more than a quarter century. The full-service eye-care center flatters faces with designs from Prada, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren while also sharpening eyesight to read street signs or the fine print on tattoos. The professionals also fit contact lenses for patients hoping to walk through the world with ears and noses unshackled by spectacles.