Since its founding in 1961, Pearle Vision has grown from a single office in Savannah, Georgia, to a nationwide chain with more than 600 locations. Each store maintains the core values of attentive customer care and expedited service on which the company was founded. Optometrists sharpen patients' vision by first assessing eye acuity and health via thorough exams. Then, staff members help you pick out face-flattering frames from high-end brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Caviar, and Ray-Ban. Lenses are crafted from materials ranging from plastic to ultra-lightweight polycarbonate.
Drs. Barry Concool and Marc Bosem helm the Correctvision Laser Institute and have performed more than 40,000 LASIK procedures combined. And though he is eager to help their patients cast off their glasses, contacts, and opera lorgnettes with LASIK, that's not all they do.
Teaming up with Dr. Michelle Gonzalez—the institute's Spanish-speaking clinical director and optometrist—they offer a wide range of corrective-vision procedures, such as cataract surgery and conductive keratoplasty, which uses radio frequency instead of lasers to improve farsightedness. They even smooth over wrinkles with Botox, dermal fillers, and spackling paste.
True to its name, Vision World operates on a global scale within the field of optometry. Since 1981, Dr. Jeffrey Reisch and Dr. Mark Gendal have tackled everything from routine exams and contact-lens fittings to emergency treatments and pre- and post-LASIK care. Experience in pediatric and geriatric eyecare lets the duo outfit patients of all ages in designer frames from the likes of Betsey Johnson and Gucci.
Dr. Gary Goberbille of Eyesite Vision Center isn't satisfied with simply peering into the pupil with a little handheld light. Instead, he relies on advanced technology during his exams. Board-certified to spot a host of eye diseases, he photographs the back of the eyeball with Optomap retinal equipment, which not only reveal tumors and swallowed contact lenses, but telegraph ailments such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
The refractive-surgery experts at The Center for LASIK employ Allegretto Wave laser technology to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Board-certified ophthalmologists and cofounders Dr. Randy Burks and Dr. Raymond Gailitis each boast more than 15 years of experience in the business of bringing baby blues back into focus. Alongside their compassionate staff, they ensure comfort and confidence within a fully equipped facility. Clients can expect significantly improved vision, which often eliminates the need for glasses and contacts, and grants the ability to easily read more than minds.
Since 1991, board-certified optometrist Gary Enker has performed more than 20,000 eye exams and 10,000 contact-lens fittings. He has also trained in emergency and pediatric treatment, as well as the fitting of specialty contact lenses and has been commended for his dedication to the field. Dr. Enker draws on that expertise at his eye-care center, where he and a skilled staff test patients' vision with advanced technology and old-fashioned care.
The technicians at the clinic’s onsite eyeglass lab outfit guests with contacts or glasses in about an hour. Clients choose from more than 3,000 pairs of designer frames, which staffers then fill with the proper lenses to suit their needs. The team also offers free routine adjustments for the life of the glasses, from tweaking the fit to adding miniature telescopes.