Coach, Vera Wang, and DKNY rank among the designer brand names you'll find emblazoned on frames at Everything Optical. And because they're marked at wholesale prices, the glasses here can fit into most budgets. The same goes for contact lenses: Everything Optical's prices compare to those of mail-order packages. If you accidentally scratch or crack your fresh specs, the shop's staff can usually repair them the same day.
At Visual Eyes, Dr. Karen Wrigley, Dr. Georgietta Gdovin, and their experienced staff flatter faces and outfit orbs with designer frames and quality lenses. Vision vexations of all varieties are easily corrected with polarized, polycarbonate, and multifocal lenses, as well as iZon high-resolution eye shields, which increase sharpness, contrast, and clarity while retaining the client's inability to see through walls. Frames from designer brands such as Christian Dior ($325) and Versace ($225) rub plastic and metal elbows with rhinestone-studded Fendi frames ($285); child-friendly specs stand ready to put imaginary friends back into focus, and sunglasses await to courageously guard eyes from dastardly UV rays.
Since its opening in 2000, Omega Optical has sold designer frames in both classic and cutting-edge styles. At the Cheltenham Mall and Comcast Center locations, certified Doctors of Optometry perform routine preventive care and measure patients for prescriptions. Customers can then explore the store's collection, which includes glasses and sunglasses from Tom Ford, Alain Mikli, Prada, Gucci, Burberry, Kazuo Kawasaki, and more. To help them decide on a pair, staffers show them frames that complement both their lifestyle and face shape, whether it resembles an oval, a square, or a Spanish galleon. Omega maintains a close connection to the community around them; the Omega Optical Scholarship Foundation raises funds for local college-bound students.
At Columbus & Perfection Lasers, Dr. William F. Columbus and a team of licensed practitioners draw from thousands of successful laser-based and cosmetic procedures to restore the sight, rejuvenate the skin, and whiten the teeth of grateful patients. The good doctor and his staff master the versatile capabilities of amplified light, from removing unwanted hair to sharpening fields of vision to distracting overstimulated kittens. DermaMed microdermabrasion equipment treats minor imperfections and exfoliates the top layer of dead skin, and cosmetic injections safely smooth away offending wrinkles. Under the steady hand of a qualified medical professional, beneficial beams of photons target imperfections, leaving behind glistening rows of teeth after Zoom! whitening procedures or 20/20 vision during LASIK treatments.
Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.