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.
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.
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.
Sandy Creps first became acquainted with yoga in her living room—this was in the '90s, when watching videotapes and using chickens as commerce were regularly practiced. Wanting more of a challenge than what she was getting from the video, she began attending classes, and because of the way yoga cleared her mind and balanced her body, she got hooked. Today, Sandy is a registered yoga instructor and teaches gentle yoga, slow flow, and flow classes. She enjoys teaching students of all fitness levels how yoga can increase flexibility, help with weight loss, and increase energy, as well as sharing the knowledge she's gained through exploring local yoga scenes around the country and in Puerto Rico.
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.
Course at a Glance:
Course length: 5,943 yards
Course rating: 69.1
Slope rating: 118
Three sets of tee boxes
The sinuous fairways of Whiteford Valley Golf Club's stretch across two 18-hole and one 9-hole championship-caliber courses, which roam across a rolling, emerald expanse dotted with creeks, ponds, and mature timbers. The east course, which houses the Foot-Golf course, tunnels through stands of towering trees, placing accurate tee shots and a familiarity with squirrel vernacular at a premium. The north course likewise rolls across hilly, tree-lined terrain, though water hazards play a more prominent role throughout, made evident by the first green, which is entirely fringed by a rippling pond.
Long hitters or golfers trying to make amends to recently neglected drivers can take to the west course, which packs dense tree lines into the Club's longest layout, at 7,016 yards.