Before stepping onto the ice or the baseball diamond, members of the Carolina Hurricanes and the Durham Bulls pay a visit to Drs. Michael Peters and Jason Price of Eye Care Associates, who have provided top-notch eyeglasses, contact lenses, and eye exams for nearly 35 years. The vision specialists help rid blurriness from pucks, balls, and signs held by adoring fans. When they’re not gazing into the eyes of athletes, they and their fellow doctors at a network of clinics stay busy correcting the vision of seniors, children, and adults. The company topped Indy Week's 2012 Readers’ Choice poll for best optometrists in the area and received a Standing Ovation award as the best eyecare center in the Triangle in 2012 from readers of Metro Magazine.
The professional optometrists at Wendell Eyecare Optometric and Knightdale Eyecare Optometric pamper peepers with a panoply of stylish sight enhancers, including brand-name frames and high-quality lenses. Customers perch Liz Claiborne frames ($170) or a variety of other designers' wares atop their noses. Groupon purchasers can also select from the offices' range of single-vision, anti-glare lenses ($170–$230), which deflect bright glints and disapproving stares. High-index lenses keep chins up with their thinner, lighter shape, and progressive lenses ($295) help correct for poor near, middle, and distance vision without succumbing to bifocals' pesky lines or annoying complaints about identity crises.
Clients who walk into Oasis Eye Care find a softly glowing emporium of eyewear, with many designs from upscale makers such as Prada, Gucci, Versace, and Tag Heuer. The centers make sure to keep plenty of options for women, men, and kids in stock at all times. Dr. Ahmed Said and his team make sure to get clients into those frames fast by guaranteeing to see each patient within no more than 10 minutes of their scheduled appointment. They also welcome them back again and again by offering to clean, align, and adjust each pair of frames they sell until the owners replace them or get their eyes replaced with lasers.
The opticians and eyewear experts at Rick Hall Eyewear draw on more than 25 years of experience matching customers with their potential vision-correcting mates. They factor in a variety of lifestyle variants, including computer habits, jobs, sports, and hobbies, when selecting glasses for each client. They carry frames from designers such as Ray-Ban and Liz Claiborne and a full range of prescription lenses. They customize the fit for each person, and teach them how to use and care for their new glasses.
For more than 20 years, Lowry Porter Ophthalmology's staff has helped to improve vision and ocular health at their full-service medical, surgical, and optical shop. To better care for their clients, ophthalmologists R. Frank Lowry Jr. and Isaac W. Porter focus on specialties: Dr. Lowry has performed more than 8,000 LASIK procedures, and Dr. Porter completed a fellowship at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago to become a cornea and refractive surgeon. Their extensive experience prepares them to handle everything from thorough vision check-ups to entrenched monocle removal. Once armed with fresh prescriptions, patients can browse a spacious optical boutique stocked with designer frames by Kate Spade, Gucci, Fendi, and Flexon.
After discovering an innate talent for skincare, Dee Dee Clarkson opened Bella Derma Spa to spread the wealth of her expertise by performing organic skincare treatments for women, men, and teenagers. Her arsenal of Image Skincare products helps clarify pores during the Bella Mini facial, and a barrage of other facials deploys enzyme peels and red-light therapy to clear complexions of unsightly grime and stray tic-tac-toe games. Clarkson also offers waxing services and custom chemical peels that refine pores, reduce wrinkles, and tighten the skin.