Since 1984, the ocular experts at Luxoptics and Eyeland have been performing high-tech exams in an effort to provide clients with fitted contacts and frames. The staff’s comprehensive exams typically involve computerized tests that zero in on issues and reveal hard-to-see problems such as tissue damage or worrisome buildups of loose pennies. Once eyes have been thoroughly examined, clients can select single-vision, transition, polarized, and bifocal lenses to pair with frames from high-end brands such as Bulgari, Dolce and Gabbana, and Prada.
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.
WIDLS, Washington Institute for Dentistry & Laser Surgery, offers cutting edge technology integration in today's dental cosmetics and oral health therapies. While Dr. Claudia Cotca believes that beauty starts with health, she focuses on lasers and porcelain as her long standing technology optimized treatment interests.
In 2001, Dr. Robert Samit had a vision, which was a pretty appropriate phenomenon, considering that he's an optometrist. He saw in the future a network of eye doctors, united under the banner of a single company that provides quality vision care—plus a huge selection of value-priced and designer eyewear frames—to patients throughout Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Together with company president Sue Healey Downes, they now boast a whopping 51 locations throughout the region, each with a licensed Doctor of Optometry on hand. They equip this army of eye examiners with the latest technology. When a doctor determines that a corrective lens is called for, he or she prescribes them before MyEyeDr.'s team of eyecare consultants helps patients choose from a huge array of frames from such brands as Chanel, Oakley, and Ray Ban RX.
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Adams Morgan Optical's experienced optometrist, Dr. Benjamin Hartz, has been providing friendly, wide-pupiled service since 1990, not uncoincidentally the same year Ernest went to jail. His individualized attention educates customers of all ages about their specific vision needs and the field's latest technologies. During your routine eye exam (a $65 value), your sight will be thoroughly tested and evaluated, as will the overall health of your eyes and lids. This Groupon is not valid for specialty exams.
Fashion Optical outfits the eyes of men, women, and kids in stylish frames and corrective lenses. Following eye exams, customers select designer frames from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, and Jungle Eyewear, a line specifically designed for children. In addition to regular glasses, Fashion Optical offers contact lenses and sunglasses for blocking out the prying gaze of the voyeuristic sun.
Embassy Opticians' board-certified ocular experts utilize 150 years of combined experience to closely inspect eyes and outfit them with the appropriate frames and lenses. Since 1960, professionals at the Dupont Circle shop have evaluated patients' peepers through thorough exams, reviewing medical histories, checking for ocular diseases, and determining visual acuity and its relationship to chewing-gum preferences. After exams, the savvy staffers aid in adorning noses with flattering frames by Lafont ($250+), Austin Reed ($140+), Gucci ($295+), and many other designers. Groupon customers can use their $200 credit toward a new pair of bifocals or one lonely monocle but cannot request replacements to old glasses or contacts.