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Dupont Circle

$200 $49

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For Eyes Optical

On Location

$200 $35

Designer frames from Burberry, Prada, and Ray-Ban contain light, resilient Toughlites lenses with a 30-day comfort zone guarantee

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Fashion Optical

Adams Morgan

$200 $19

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Visual Health Doctors of Optometry

Multiple Locations

$200 $19

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Optometrists examine ocular regions before customers select designer frames from Gucci, Ted Baker, Nike, Flexon, Coach and BCBG

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Steer Optical

Ballston Commons Mall

$140 $49

Eye exams determine prescriptions and eye health with optomap retina checks

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Shady Grove Ophthalmology

$5,000 $2,499

Custom wavefront LASIK improves patients' vision by creating detailed blueprints before carefully reshaping corneas

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Oliver Opticians

Duke St. - Landmark - Van Dorn

$175 $15

Optometrist examines eyes and prescribes scratch- and UV-resistant polycarbonate lenses, pairing them with designer name-brand frames

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Argos Optical

Gaithersburg

$300 $49

After an eye exam, patients can browse for chic frames by Fendi, Coach, Prada, Armani, and other designer brands

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Modern Optometry

Chantilly

$200 $39

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Exams zone in on the overall health of the eye and doctors provide prescriptions; eyewear from labels such as Cody Air, Gucci, and Hugo Boss

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MyEyeDr

Multiple Locations

$225 $35

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Optometrists examine eyes and prescribe lenses from locations in Annapolis, Columbia, Eldersburg, Pikesville, Towson, and Canton Crossing

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At Eyeland Eyecare Center and Luxoptics, friendly optical experts sharpen fields of vision and protect precious eye parts with thorough examinations and an arsenal of contacts, sunglasses, and traditional frames. Frames from labels such as Prada and Burberry add a touch of stylish class to pupils, and the store’s sophisticated software precalculates benefits from nearly all available insurance plans. After working alongside his brother at Eyeland for more than three decades, Robert Bojarski founded Luxoptics, a newly christened sister store built around the concept of outfitting clientele with modern, high-end eyewear and making the monocle popular again. Frames from Bulgari and Ray Ban grace faces with fresh designs, and selections from Persol complement patients’ heads with styles that blend old and new. Luxoptic’s sunny, high-ceilinged studio welcomes visitors with pristine white decor, and the in-house lab grinds lenses to computer-calculated specifications.

13808 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring,
MD
US

Alexander C. Nnabue knows that caring for eyes is really about caring for people. After earning doctor of optometry degrees from both Imo State University in Nigeria and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Dr. Nnabue decided to found his own company to help restore patients' ocular health. What began in 1994 as a single storefront has blossomed into six Visual Eyes locations throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Today, the caring doctor leads biannual medical mission trips to Africa, including one trip that, according to a 2006 Nigeria World article, put thousands of eyeglasses and medications in the hands of those in need. Dr. Nnabue also shares his knowledge as an adjunct faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Optometry, a senior examiner with the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, and an international instructor in countries including Israel and Norway. 

At Visual Eyes, he and his fellow optometrists use advanced technology to diagnose and treat various conditions. A trained technician manufactures lenses at an in-house lab, and Dr. Nnabue specializes in orthokeratology, a vision-correcting process that eliminates the need to wear glasses, contacts, or a sign that says, "Sorry for walking into you; I forgot my contacts or glasses." The team also prides itself on showcasing the latest designer frames, including Oliver Peoples, Prada, and Robert Marc.

1835 University Blvd E
Hyattsville,
MD
US

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 trusted community doctors and a huge selection of value-priced and designer eyewear frames.

Together with company president Sue Downes, 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 and MyEyeDr.'s team of eyecare consultants helps patients choose from a huge array of frames from such brands as Gucci, Coach, Oakley, and Ray Ban RX.

7254 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda,
MD
US

Voted a Hot 100 Company by Internet Retailer Magazine two years in a row, EyeBuyDirect wields a massive selection of frames, lenses, and prescription sunglasses designed to bring the world into sharper focus. Spectacle-seekers can search for eyeglasses (from $7.95 for frame and single-vision lenses) by shape, style, frame, material, or color, before selecting a lens and adding a prescription or x-ray laser beam. While each standard order from EyeBuyDirect is outfitted with 1.5-index single-vision lenses and an anti-scratch lens coating, clients can opt for a lens upgrade, with 1.57-index lenses ($25), light-adjusting lenses ($35.95), or an antireflective lens coating ($6.95) to prevent pals from gawking at you while picking kernels out of their back molars.

7315 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda,
MD
US

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.

7272 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda,
MD
US

Though SEE Eyewear’s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a-kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop’s exclusive coveted selection.

From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn’t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.

1261 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US