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Vision Excel Eyecare

When it comes to what a customer wants when shopping for new glasses and the “eye candy” they can be, I have to speak in the first person as I just had personal experience at Vision Excel Eyecare and it was beyond my imagination.
Not only was the customer service amazing—the runway-worthy medley of frames fabulously fashionable—but the latest rage in choosing eyewear is now available to the community! It’s called the Visioffice that according to optician/owner Glen Pomerantz can measure for the most custom-made digital lenses on the market—and also demonstrate lens materials.
This state-of-the-art technology allows one to see photos and videos with numerous frames on. Patients can now put on four styles and see stills and videos of exactly how they appear. If you’re like most people you’ve experienced the trauma and indecision of which frame silhouette or color looks best. And looking in a mirror isn’t the same as seeing yourself on a monitor just as someone else observes you. Worse yet—for those who are nearsighted—it’s a vicious cycle as you take your glasses off to try on frames and you’ve lost your vision just when you need it to make a selection!
Pomerantz detailed the joyful statement he hears most often about this new technology: “This is fantastic; I could never see how the frames look when I take off my glasses.” And, on the medical side Vision Excel has two Doctors of Optometry—Dr. Ellen Schaefer and Dr. Melvin Guzman who also do specialty contact lens fittings and treat or co-manage for various eye diseases.   

–text and photo by Rochell Riservato

Vision Excel Eyecare  

1636 Route 9W, Lake Katrine  

845-336-6310; visionexceleyecare.com