Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 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 and start at $80 (basic uncoated plastic) and $120 (plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN lenses ($205) are lightweight heavyweights.
With locations in 13 states across America, Stanton Optical helps clients from Georgia to California achieve better vision with prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contacts. Its shelves are stocked with more than 3,000 frames and sunglasses from high-end brands, including Coach, Calvin Klein, and Armani. Full-service onsite labs help optometrists immediately craft glasses and clone monocles without the delay of sending eyewear elsewhere. Eye exams are performed by independent eye doctors conveniently located within or adjacent to Stanton Optical stores.
Helmed by Dr. Renee Fuemmeler, Accent on Vision - East cares for the long-term health and healing of eyeballs of all ages. Extensive eye-health testing and comprehensive exams protect ocular regions from disease, and refractive surgery corrects eyesight permanently. Progressive, single-vision, and bifocal lenses fill out frames from brands such as Prada, Gucci, and Versace, and rigid and soft contacts unblur vision while giving eyes a gentle, loving hug.
Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Donald E. Rodgers spent time as a naval flight surgeon and the state surgeon for the New Mexico National Guard. He now carries over that military-trained precision to his services at New Mexico Eye Clinic. Equipped with advanced techniques and technology, Dr. Rodgers and his team conduct thorough eye exams and can treat a variety of ailments. The advanced LASIK procedure can improve impaired vision and reduce dependency on corrective contact lenses, glasses, or high-powered telescopes.
The eyecare specialists at Folkman Vise Eye Clinic help improve ocular health with comprehensive optometric care, advanced technology, and a stylish stable of sunglasses and prescription frames to outfit patrons' peepers. The clinic's optometrists can fit faces or nearsighted bowling balls with new frames in about 20 minutes, with selections available from brands such as Guess, Calvin Klein, and Versace. Shoppers can shun the sun's intrusive glare with Ray-Ban sunglasses ($145+) or transform fuzzy blurs into crystal-clear forms with Carmen Marc Valvo frames ($120+). Oakley frames ($90+) help wearers win eye exam chart-reading championships, and L'Amy Visions spectacles raise perceived IQs by 10 points ($94+).
There’s a difference between being a practitioner and an ardent supporter. At ABQ Lasik Specialists, Dr. Mark Walker and Dr. Eugene Iwanyk would be characterized as the latter, and the numbers show it. Together, the two men have proven their devotion to their eye-correcting art through a combined 100,000 surgeries, with Dr. Walker going so far as perform the surgery on his wife. He’s also had the surgery performed on his own eyes in order to reap its benefits and understand the patient’s experience more fully. A Fellow in Refractive Surgery, Dr. Walker carries into the operating room an advanced specialization in the physiology of the cornea—the area of the eye affected during LASIK. Dr. Iwanyk, on the other hand, has so much experience working with laser systems that he was selected to start a pilot program to perform refractive surgery on US Army soldiers and elite dignitaries so that treaty-signing staring contests wouldn’t be ruined by lens glare. Together, their skillful procedures work to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, ridding patients of their reliance on contacts and glasses.