Raymond A. Kolkmann founded Raymond Opticians in 1959, prior to the advent of advanced lens technology, and consequently perfected his ability to pair patients with their optimal prescriptions. He later passed this skill to his three sons, who, in turn, imparted the art of optometry to their own sons through careful instruction and basic osmosis. Today, Raymond Opticians' third generation of ocular outfitters benefits from not only the techniques and standards developed by Raymond Sr., but also from modern lens technology, such as Varilux lenses that help correct vision problems and Transitions, which darken when outside. After examining and diagnosing each patient's eye issues, the doctors help them select from a vast array of designer frames and sunglasses by Oakley, Prada, and Versace.
The world looks a lot clearer once you leave Hudson River Eye Care. Inside the clinic, an optometrist checks for problems and writes a prescription for lenses. Then, you can browse the collection of frames and choose a pair to keep those lenses from running away to join an observatory.
Dr. Ingeborg Dziedzic and her husband, Dr. John Dziedzic, both studied at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Ingeborg received her medical degree from the school, and John completed his fellowship in neuropathology there after receiving his PhD in biochemistry at Fordham University. Both continue to practice the specialties that launched their medical careers—ophthalmology and anesthesiology respectively—though they've expanded their practice to encompass new territories of treatment and more wall space for framed diplomas.
Patients seek out the knowledgeable couple for everything from laser vision correction to cosmetic procedures such as Botox or Radiesse, and spa services such as microdermabrasion. The Dziedzics also stock a wide variety of natural supplements to holistically improve health, and guide patients through weight-loss programs supplemented by HCG, and can test for specific food allergies with ALCAT blood testing to pinpoint causes of fatigue, skin reactions, or milk-related night terrors.
Central-Eyes Optical houses thousands of frames primed for prescription from the center's two distinguished doctors. Dr. Saimovici specializes in sharpening vision with LASIK surgery. His counterpart, Dr. Kallman, draws on more than 25 years of experience to alleviate a variety of general vision issues, including problems with contact lenses or low-hanging branches.
The staff pairs patrons with new sets of eyes, including frames from designers such as Versace, Fendi, and Gucci. They also assist guests as they compare contact lenses from Bausch & Lomb and CooperVision, or outfit younger family members with one of more than 500 frames designed specifically for children.
If there's one thing the optical team at Cohen's Fashion Optical have learned in their 22 years of business, it's that people don't want to wait to see better. That's why they keep their lens laboratory on-site. After Dr. Thomas O'Kane finishes assessing visual acuity, the lab techs craft prescription lenses and fit them into one of their boutique's more than 1,400 styles of frames.
For 50 years, Spring Valley Optical and its staff of ocular experts have facilitated clear vision with eye exams and prescription lenses. It carries a full line of brand name frames from designers that range from Ray-Ban and Polo Ralph Lauren to Tiffany & Co., Gucci, and Coach, as well as Zeiss lenses. Transitions and Varilux lenses fill said frames, available in thin and shatter-resistant strengths with add-ons such as Crizal antireflective coating.