For many years, Dr. Jane De Grasse and Dr Jennifer Ratliff have helped patients see clearly with prescriptions, extensive ocular care, and preventative treatments. A selection of specialized lenses resists scratching, water smudging, or UV rays, while a thorough exam with computerized instruments screens eyes for common maladies such as cataracts, glaucoma, or the ability to see other dimensions. An arsenal of frames from brands such as Ray-Ban, Maui Jim, and Gucci encircle eyes with a range of styles, from the contemporary cool of square horn-rimmed frames, to the futuristic wonder of durable memory-metal frames.
If you're willing to let someone operate on your eyes with a laser, what's the one thing they better have? Steady hands are important, sure, but how about experience? All told, The LASIK Vision Institute's doctors have performed more than one million eye surgeries at 57 locations nationwide. Across its network, the company has independent veteran surgeons who are all LASIK experts.
Technology has played a major role in LVI’s success, as well. Each location relies on FDA-approved laser technology that results in minimal discomfort and short recovery times, in addition to helping many patients see 20/20 or better.
For more than 30 years, 1st Eye Care's trained team of optical technicians has sharpened eyes’ style and focus. State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment assists the technicians during eye exams, which check each eye for signs of glaucoma and clear fingerprints from smudged lenses.
Appointments don’t stop there—the staff prides itself on outfitting each pair of eyes with its complimentary frame, and they will take as long as necessary to walk each customer through the boutique’s eclectic collection. Personal style and current trends converge in frames from designers such as Prada, Coach, and Nautica and prescription sunglasses styled by Ray-Ban and Ed Hardy. After customers select a set of frames or invisible contact lenses, lab technicians housed in a 7,000-square-foot optical laboratory carefully customize them to match the unique contours of the wearer’s face.
Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Versace, Ray-Ban, and DKNY. If they're not in the store, clients can utilize the Try-On tool, uploading a photo to see what they or their dog looks like in different types of glasses. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.
Eyes Nouveau founder and president Dr. Ron Davidson, O.D. helms a squad of eye specialists armed with advanced technology and a wide selection of frames. With computerized instruments, the professionals peer deep into internal structures, then inspect the exterior of the eye for obstructions, such as still-affixed lens caps. The team also assists guests as they pair lenses with frames from such designers as Oliver Peoples, Tiffany, Bebe, and Ray-Ban.
Adair offers up an extensive selection of eyewear, with personalized options available for the near- and farsighted alike. Let your pupils pace down the runway behind the frames of high-end brands such as Cartier, Gold & Wood, and Chanel. Contemporary offerings from Teka Eyewear ($200) and Oakley Fat Cats ($200) carry a modern flair, while 1960s-inspired styles whisk wearers back to the decade of mad men and irrelevant Eisenhower impersonators. A knowledgeable staff guides clients through the forest of frames, with founder Alyce Adair Jones and her daughter Melanie forming a team more powerful and eyewear-savvy than peanut butter and jelly. Visit Adair Eyewear to bring clarity and class to rest atop the bridge of your nose.