When students of optometry learn how to fit contact lenses, there’s a good chance they pick up The Fitting Guide for Contact Lenses, a textbook co-authored by Dr. Roger F. Shaw, III of Southern Eye Center. As an authority on lens fitting, Dr. Shaw carefully scrutinizes each eye and pinpoints factors that make it a candidate for specific lenses. In addition to continually exercising his skills at Southern Eye Center, he disseminates his knowledge as an adjunct professor with three colleges of optometry. Dr. Ann Hardin Shaw joins Dr. Roger Shaw at Southern Eye Center, contributing expertise in the areas of nutrition and vision care for children with special needs. The duo draws on a full repertoire of ocular measurement equipment to determine prescriptions, prep eyes for corrective LASIK surgery, or tailor comfortably curved pairs of contact lenses or eye umbrellas.:m]]
Carey Long’s professional interest in fitness stems from something personal. After experiencing the early passing of his parents, Carey decided to focus his fitness approach on prolonging life. Racking up certifications in physical therapy and strength and conditioning training, Carey began developing Real Life Fitness, a system catered to regular people who want to improve the quality and extend the longevity of their lives. The system seeks to boost energy, address chronic health problems such as high cholesterol, and promote physical activity, all while keeping in mind the time limitations and challenges of everyday life.
At Define Fitness Studio, co-owners Dana Guillory and Lauren Villa help exercisers get in shape one interval at a time. Their fitness classes include a mix of high-intensity interval training and simply named classes such as Define, which incorporates deep stretches for improved flexibility, and Release, which mixes yoga and isolated core work. During Torch classes, exercisers burn calories using tabata interval training, an intense four-minute series composed of 20-second exercise periods, 10-second rest periods, and 0.01-second crying periods.
At Bodyworks LLC., owner Vickie Rush helps clients detoxify and rejuvenate their bodies with alternative therapies, such as rehabilitative percussor treatments, infrared body wraps, and ion-charged footbaths designed to draw out heavy metals, chemicals, unwanted acids, and unassimilated fats. Vickie hunts for unwelcome items lurking in the body, such as parasites, chemicals, yeast, and gummy bears that refuse to come out of hibernation. The treatments that ensue may help reduce chronic pain, brighten mood, boost immunity to disease, and slim physiques.
Students bend, twist, and balance their way into core-strengthening poses at Yoga Vibe. A number of classes focus on different levels of yoga, and a restorative yoga class helps students suffering from neck, back, and knee aches. Instructors crank up the heat during hot yoga classes that aim to stretch out muscles and detoxify the body while preventing injuries. Further soothing spirits, the studio's holistic healers aim to relieve stress and tension with reiki and Thai yoga massage.
New Orleans native Dr. Jonathan Weiler and his staff enhance natural beauty with cosmetic procedures and laser services that remove tattoos and unsightly veins. They also provide minimally invasive treatments that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.