Dr. Louis Balkany specializes in vascular disorders, assessing and treating them at his practice, Byrne Road Vein Clinic. His sclerotherapy treatments take roughly 15 minutes and alleviate spider veins and small varicose veins. His incision-free laser ablation treatments, on the other hand, work their magic on larger varicose veins in roughly one hour.
SVS Optical 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 50 locations sprawled across 10 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 Optical Center’s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.
Since opening its emerald alleyways in 1956, Woodlawn Golf Club's semiprivate, 18-hole course has tested the skills of all golfers, from greenhorns to green jacket holders. Featuring undulated bentgrass fairways cleaved through rows of mature trees, the par 71 course spans 5,943 yards and culminates at small, contoured greens known for their speed. Numerous water hazards, strategically placed bunkers, and thickheaded squirrels entering hibernation work in unison to lure errant golf balls as they attempt to circumnavigate the course.
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Across three locations, the opticians at Cunningham Vision Centers help customers select from a variety of designer frames and fit them with high-quality lenses. In the show room, experts help match frames with customers' individual face shapes. Cunningham Vision Centers then forges any existing prescription into accurate single-vision or progressive lenses before fitting the lenses into the frames. Lens prices vary based on the patient's prescription, and lens materials range from standard plastic to polycarbonate to the thinner and lighter high index. Clients have the option to add additional lens treatments, such as anti-glare treatments, ultraviolet protection, or a scratch-resistant coating that protects spectacles from grizzly bears demanding to try them on just once.
For eye exams, available by appointment, Dr. Thomas Cunningham channels more than a quarter-century of experience when regaling patients about the ‘80s invention of indoor sunglasses or assessing ocular health. He’s joined by the former team optometrist for the Detroit Lions—Dr. Jeffrey Rautio—who takes a special interest in dry eye and glaucoma management as well as specialty contact lenses.
Dr. Eric LaMey, DC, has dedicated himself to helping patients banish pain and live healthier lives out of the Washtenaw Wellness Center in Ypsilanti and the Onsted Family Chiropractic Center. Using a holistic approach, the licensed chiropractor considers all aspects of his patient's health and lifestyle in order to single out the underlying causes of ailments, rather than merely treating symptoms. He also uses pulsed electro-magnetic therapy, which works to alter the body's inherent magnetic fields in order to alleviate pain. By moving magnetic fields across the body, the therapy introduces an electric current to the soft tissues, stimulating them without the use of heat or joke hand-buzzers. In many patients, this FDA-approved treatment can help reduce swelling and joint pain and trigger beneficial reactions in blood, muscle, bone, and cartilage.