Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames starting at $99.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($149.95+) or Versace ($205+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision ($120 for plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN complete lenses ($205) are lightweight heavyweights.
Before opening Selkin Laser Center, Dr. Robert Selkin honed his refractive marksmanship as a fellow at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, an educational partner of Harvard Medical School. He has logged more than 65,000 LASIK procedures in his prolific career, with other doctors, many of his own staff members, and professional athletes included in those numbers. This expertise and experience, combined with an office outfitted with of high-tech equipment from Bausch + Lomb, Orbscan, and Zyoptix, has garnered Dr. Selkin rave reviews from his patients and protest letters from local monocle manufacturers.
If you're willing to let someone operate on your eyes with a laser, what's the one thing they better have? Steady hands are important, sure, but how about experience? All told, The LASIK Vision Institute's doctors have performed more than one million eye surgeries at 57 locations nationwide. Across its network, the company has independent veteran surgeons who are all LASIK experts.
Technology has played a major role in LVI?s success, as well. Each location relies on FDA-approved laser technology that results in minimal discomfort and short recovery times, in addition to helping many patients see 20/20 or better.
After graduating with honors from the chemical-engineering program at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Alette Howard Davis earned her optometry degree and became the on-staff eye doc at Insight Vision Center. Skilled in both pediatric and geriatric care, the doctor takes her patients? whole-body health into account whether she?s addressing allergies, glaucoma, infections, writing a spectacles prescription, or offering post-op care for surgery patients. She also offers designer glasses and sunglasses, contact lenses, and lenses that can prevent the eye strain associated with using computers or watching the DVD player in the car next to yours. A gallery of the hip new looks she's helped create can be viewed here.
Cold Stone's ice cream inhabits a quantum flux between soft-serve and traditional ice cream, with a rich, creamy texture that whispers tales of its super-premium quality as it glides over taste buds. The ice cream generously welcomes dozens of toppings, as traditional as crumbled cookies and chopped nuts or as quirky as granola and black licorice. Choose your favorite ice cream from among dozens of silky flavors, such as Irish cream and butter pecan. Then make certain no one will try and steal a taste by topping it protectively with brownies, gumballs, and peach pie filling. Whatever Frankencream you create, it'll be scooped cold off the frozen granite stone into a freshly made waffle cone or bowl. Cold Stone's ice cream and toppings vary between seasons and location, and they also offer non-dairy sorbet and an array of lighter toppings such as fruit and honey. Ice-cream creations run between $4 and $6, depending on size.