Stratton Eyes' Dr. Jennifer Brown and accompanying optometrists draw on more than 50 years of combined experience to help clients see the world clearly. Dr. Brown herself graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, and she has provided eye care in both retail chains and private practices for the last several years in Fayette and Woodford counties. After welcoming visitors to a clean, stylish office outfitted with a play space for children, the doctors examine eyes using advanced techniques such as Optomap laser retinal exams, which can detect early signs of medical issues such as hypertension and diabetes in addition to assessing ocular health. After exams, clients can peruse frames from brands such as Ralph Lauren and Ray-Ban to hold their newly minted prescription lenses.
Shouse Optical has been correcting vision with custom prescription lenses set in designer frames for more than 30 years. Ditch flashy x-ray specs for simpler frames ($35+), or upgrade a familiar style to high-fashion frames by Polo, Prada, or the rimless Silhouette. Prescription glasses take form with common single-vision lenses ($65+) as well as bifocals ($90) and progressives ($200) and are generally ready in one day depending on their features. Patrons with eagle eyes can cast aside clear eyewear in favor of designer sunglasses by Gucci and Versace ($60+), which protect eyes on the beach or during lazy strolls across the sun.
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 use the Try-On tool, uploading a photo to see what they look like in different types of glasses. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.
Dr. Martin E. Burger of LASIK Specialists LLC tallies more than 69,000 successful LASIK procedures on an extensive resume. Fully immersed in the realm of refractive surgery, Dr. Burger has been a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the American Osteopathic Association. Many patients who depend on their sight for their livelihood—including pilots, commercial drivers, and seeing-eye dogs—have sought out Dr. Burger for LASIK procedures, which can help completely eradicate the need for glasses or contacts. His practice also encompasses a friendly staff and multiple laser technologies.