I was interested in Peepers because of the positive Yelp reviews and I agree with them: thorough eye exam, great service, fantastic selection of frames and truly helpful staff. First Alex did prelim checkup and offered the dialation-free Optomap Retinal Exam. It costs an extra $35 (which they inform you before you consent to the test) and is absolutely worth it. Alex was friendly and professional--put me totally at ease.Then I saw Dr.Trisha Rogers and she was great, too. Very good at listening to my concerns as well as going over the Optima Retinal Scan in detail. She recommended a brand new soft daily-wear contact lens for me to try that's extremely comfortable and allows oxygen and the edges fit on your eye almost like a gel. She herself had been trying them out the past week.
I didn't have time to shop for glasses, as I was there on a lunch break, but The visit took less than an hour. I came back the following week on a Tuesday (they are open until 7 pm, so I went in right after work , around 5:30 pm--which was an ideal time to go as the shop was not busy.) Alex was also very friendly and professional, and suggested several pairs of glasses for me to try. He offered honest opinions and was an extraordinary consultant, helping me pick out the perfect pair, and in less than an hour. I also needed sunglasses and both he and Tek helped me peruse different frames.
Then Tek measured my face for the frames and walked me though the pricing with my insurance. Tek was very knowledgeable and personable as well. I ended up purchasing both designer eyeglasses and some HOT Vera Wang shades that came to barely over $500 with my insurance. They took less than the estimated 2 weeks to arrive. When I went to pick them up, Tek was very helpful in making sure they fit PEFECTLY.
On a subsequent visit, I brought in a pair of late 1940's manufacture plastic frames I found at the Denver Modernism show. I sat down with Alex and he went over the various lens options, saving me about $60 in the process. The retro frames were ready at the same time as my other frames. When I picked them up, they actually seemed newer and in better adjustment for my face then when I originally brought them in.
I can't say enough favorable things about Peepers Optical. I will absolutely visit again, and recommend their practice, staff and frame selection HIGHLY.