With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
Dr. Michael Johnson, a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, and his trained staff outfit clients in stylish designer spectacles in Eagle Vision Eye Care's modern boutique. Frames from Coach ($180+) as well as Michael Kors and Gucci ooze urban sophistication, while blinkers from Tommy Bahama and Nike convey relaxed and sporty looks respectively ($150–$200). Whether choosing a pair to match their mood, wardrobe, or a neighbor's lawn ornament collection, clients can opt to add durable specialty lenses with scratch-resistant, anti-reflective, and UV coatings ($80+).
Skaters fly over the double-pocket bowl and full street-skate course custom-built outside Surf & Skate, and visitors inside try on apparel in themed fitting rooms with beaches, snow, and street scenes. Custom-designed countertops showcase styles reflecting from various local artists, such as urban graffiti and whimsical mosaics. Atop the counters rest skate, wake, surf, and snow gear from brands including O'Neill, Roxy, and Unit, whereas boards designed for surfing, skating, and practicing medicine line the walls alongside bikinis and snow pants.Owner Bob Mitchell opened Surf & Skate in 1981 to supply local skaters and surfers, eventually expanding his shop to supply wakeboarders and snowboarders. Team members are each skilled in at least one or two extreme sports and possess in-depth knowledge about all products. Surf & Skate also hosts events at its skate park, such as the 2010 Volcom Brand Jeans tour, which featured pro skaters, and summer-night sessions with skate shows and barbecue fare. The skate park is open for use for all skaters who have the proper equipment and sign a waiver at the store.
Dr. William Ellis sharpened his corneal crafting skills at the side of Professor Syvatslov Fyodorov, the father of modern radial keratotomy, and has since completed more than 50,000 LASIK procedures in his career. With a keen focus on personal attention and individual patient needs, he performs every laser vision surgery at all six Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center locations, relying on an armory of advanced technology to map eye terrain, correct vision, and prepare patrons to work as a chameleon’s parole officer. Further showcasing his knowledge on the subject, Dr. Ellis has written a medical textbook on eye surgery entitled Keratotomy Surgery for Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism.
Under the direction of Dr. Paris E. Royo, a board-certified ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon, the staffers at Royo Eye and Laser Center dedicate themselves to bringing the world into focus for their clients. They bring years of experience to every service, from basic eye exams to more intensive procedures such as LASIK, reconstructive surgeries, and implanting 3-D glasses. After meeting with doctors, patients can browse an optical department that sells name-brand frames or tend to the rest of the face with cosmetic services, including Botox and dermal fillers.
Launched more than three decades ago, Site for Sore Eyes now operates in more than 35 showrooms throughout the Bay Area. Staffers at every location share their dedication when pairing customers with head-turning eyewear and contacts. The company offers a $25 warranty that secures all of its products, replacing broken frames for free and furnishing half-price replacements for glasses that are lost, stolen, or transformed into an acorn squash. In case eyes require prescription tweaks, each shop sits next door to California-licensed Sterling VisionCare doctors of optometry.