The optometrists at eyeQ optical help patients protect their eyesight with preventative care. They treat these patients to comprehensive exams, zeroing in on exact prescriptions and checking for maladies such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes.
After the exam, specialists guide patients toward a stunning array of old-fashioned and ultramodern frames from labels such as Laura Ashley, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Dakota Smith. They then fashion glasses to patients' exact specifications and needs, with optional coatings that enhance scratch resistance, UV blockage, antireflective qualities, and the ability to see the world in all three dimensions.
In 1974, the founders of Northville Vision Clinic couldn’t have predicted the technology that would shape their business four decades in the future. Now, Dr. Martin Levin and his team of ocular experts wield powerful sight-enhancing technology that allows them to quickly examine the inner workings of eyes. Retinal cameras photograph the interior of they eye without the need to dilate the pupil. A computer-guided autorefractor machine measures the prescription of each eye automatically, saving patients the hassle of looking through myriad lenses and sitting through tedious slideshows of the eye-chart’s visit to other exam-room walls. Smart Mirror technology lets customers view simulations of themselves wearing any frame or lens so they can judge material thickness, magnification, and the color of tinted contact lenses in their eyes.
Optometrist Dr. Michelle Calder ensures that Urban Optiques Vision’s boutique store gives visitors plenty of incentive to improve their sight. She fills the space with bright colors, original artwork, studio lighting, and original furnishings, including eyewear cases and mirrors handmade from recovered materials such as wood, copper pipe, and hammered metal. In these colorful surroundings, Dr. Michelle treats patients with optometric services including general eye exams, contact-lens fittings, and ocular-disease diagnosis and treatment, equipping them with the tools to spot eagles before the eagles spot them. Meanwhile, at one of the store’s glass-topped fitting tables, opticians fit visitors for designer, luxury, and vintage eyewear by makers such as Tom Ford, Lafont, Chrome Hearts, and Miu Miu.
Galper Eye Center serves as a gallery for wearable contemporary art. The flying-saucer-shaped lights hanging from the ceiling illuminate a collection of glasses frames that break fashion molds. Rather than simply gluing colored macaroni to Ray-Ban frames, the staff strives to stock particularly creative examples of eyewear. They've even held a design showcase for Ziggy and Jean Reno, encouraging guests to browse the collection of hard-to-find specs.
Though its style may be edgy, the center focuses on classic convenience when it comes to eye care. Its optometrist provides exams, contact-lens fittings, and services for pre- and post-op clients, and its vision-therapy programs aid those with binocular vision problems.
SVS Vision Center?s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 60 locations sprawled across 8 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Vision Center?s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.
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.