Last Wednesday evening, more than 80 individuals packed the soft opening and press preview of FOCUS Refined Eye Care’s Tom Ford pop-up shop, in Houston’s trendy and upscale Montrose District. Fashion-forward folks got a sneak peek into Dr. Bimal Patel’s luxury optometry spa (the first of its kind in the Houston area), while enjoying cocktails, appetizers, Sarah Ali’s Chamak Chocolates, and Neal Hamil Agency models strutting around the shop in Tom Ford eyewear.
FOCUS is unique in that it will eliminate the sterility of typical doctor’s visits and immerse the patient into a soothing, spa-like atmosphere with champagne, eye massages, and a bespoke experience. Through a styling consult based on the patient’s unique fashion sense, he or she will pick the perfect pair of eyewear, followed by an in-depth consultation, in which Dr. Patel will be using state-of-the-art technology to create an e-scription for each patient.
“No one eye is the same, and we will be the only practice in Houston to check our patients’ vision by using the Zeiss VisuPhor 500 and iProfiler,” states Patel. “It combines German-engineered technology that will take into account every curvature and internal formation of the eye, and transform that information into algorithms, which will provide the patient with lenses that give them the most precise vision possible. These are not the typical lenses that you get online, or at one-hour optical stores. These are digitally mastered and unique to each individual.”
Dr. Patel specializes in primary care, and the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases. Through his experience at one of the country’s top refractive surgery centers, Dr. Patel has honed his skills in LASIK management and specialty contact lenses. He is also one of the few doctors in the Houston area certified to fit Orthokeratology contact lenses, which correct vision while the patient sleeps.
In addition, Focus Refined Eye Care will carry the best brands in eyewear fashion, including: Tom Ford, Balenciaga, Salvatore Ferragamo, Zac Posen, Gucci, Dior, Ted Baker, Specs of Wood, Ray Ban, and Burberry.
For more information about the practice and the unique patient experience, visit www.eyelovefocus.com.
Photo Credit: Hershey Juneja Photography