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.
Voted No. 1 from 2209-2013 by the readers of the Akron Beacon Journal, Novus Clinic was born 20 years prior from board-certified ophthalmologist Todd L. Beyer and optometrist Jerry Sude?s vision for a one-stop eye-care facility. To bring this idea to fruition, they first recruited a neuro-ophthalmologist and a second optometrist to their team and eventually constructed a 3,800-square-foot surgery center in 1998. The state-of-the-art center was built in response to the voices they heard asking for laser vision-correction procedures such as LASIK and cosmetic treatments. Dr. Beyer, also a certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, began performing face-lifts along with noninvasive skin treatments after he found himself fielding queries from more and more patients about dermal fillers, peels, and laser hair removal.
With the expanding list of offered services, the clinic shed its original title, System Optics, and was reknighted Novus Clinic in 2003. The word novus, which translates to ?fresh and exciting? in Latin, more accurately encompasses the clinic?s multifaceted approach to ocular and anti-aging treatments. The doctors never forget the primordial soup from which they sprang, though, and still conduct eye exams and keep a venerable inventory of designer frames.
Over the past 63 years, Thoma & Sutton Eye Care has crisscrossed Ohio and Kentucky, planting 20 eyewear outposts across the region. At each optical stronghold, teams of talented opticians examine peepers, determine prescriptions for glasses and contacts, and fit faces with thousands of stylish specs flown in from fashion capitals around the world. Clients can peruse the up-to-date displays, which feature frames from designers such as Coach, Calvin Klein, and Kenneth Cole, before trying on a pair and slipping past a parole office.
With 40,000 LASIK procedures and 30,000 cataract surgeries under their belt, the team at Davis Eye Center has plenty of experience enhancing and protecting patients' vision. The center's board-certified ophthalmologists, Dr. Charles Davis and Dr. Allison Landes, serve as pioneers in the field, studying and implementing the latest techniques and technologies before other area practices. This forward-thinking approach surfaces most notably in the center's cutting-edge WaveLight and LenSx laser systems, which allow the doctors to perform corrective surgeries with greater speed, accuracy, and efficiency.
Davis Eye Center doesn't limit its services to surgical procedures though. The practice's team also includes opticians, registered nurses, technicians, and optometrists. With so much diverse talent available, the center is able to provide comprehensive care capable of addressing various vision concerns. Routine exams can determine prescriptions and scan for early signs of troublesome conditions, while personalized treatment regimens help manage the symptoms caused by everything from glaucoma to conjunctivitis. Davis Eye Center even stocks more than 2,000 frames by more than 50 brand-name designers, helping visitors boost their style and chances of being admitted to MIT with a new pair of glasses.