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Holding doctorates in optometry and biochemistry, Dr. Zeinep O. Echetebu dispenses her extensive knowledge of vision to patients at both Gulfgate Vision and Gulf Vision. To assess eye health and help guests find the optimal form of vision correction, her services range from annual exams to visual-field-screening analyses for early detection of diseases. The staff then fits eyes for contact lenses, or leads patients through a stock of designer frames from brands such as Burberry, Juicy Couture, Gucci, and Versace to ensure that clients look stylish when they see themselves clearly in the mirror.

6888 Gulf Fwy
Houston,
TX
US

Combining the personal touch of an optometrist-owned practice with the affordable pricing offered at optical superstores, Today's Vision helps keep customers' eyesight crystal clear. Pooling their resources under the Today's Vision aegis, the independent operators that own each location are able to offer personalized care while taking advantage of large-scale discounts on lenses, LASIK eye surgeries, and novelty eye charts that are printed all fuzzy-like. Those looking for fetching frames can browse through extensive selections from such purveyors as Oakley, De Rigo, and Liz Claiborne.

1337 W 43rd St
Houston,
TX
US

Briargrove carries all major brands of soft or rigid contact lenses, including custom designs and lenses for those with specific eye problems; use your Groupon toward a six-month supply, which averages $100. Eyewear has the ability to instantly alter appearance, making you seem smart, polished, professional, and giving you the ability to take on a new identity if your old one keeps getting hassled by mall security guards. At Briargrove, the expert, friendly staff can help advise on the perfect pair or lenses. Take advantage of shopping for the necessity at a discounted rate. Briargrove Eye Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

5874 Westheimer Rd
Houston,
TX
US

Wayne Davis first discovered Pilates after pulling his hamstring in the 2000 Olympic trials. For a professional athlete and collegiate long-jump record holder, a pulled hamstring was more than just an injury. He turned to Pilates to rehab his leg and realized that what he had seen as a tool to fix his leg was actually improving both his speed and strength. Wayne decided he wanted to extend his knowledge to others and now leads up to seven Pilates classes per day using the Allegro Pilates reformer. The reformer challenges students to a core-tightening, flexibility-focused workout without putting stress on joints or forcing students to throw expensive refrigerators off a four-story building. To supplement the Pilates classes, Wayne and his team of seasoned instructors lead spinning classes and cardio-Pilates classes that combine core-strengthening moves with blasts of high-energy cardio.

1415 S Voss Rd
Houston,
TX
US

Optical Illusionz’s Dr. Esther Kovacs performs comprehensive eye exams to bolster the sight of her patients. As a licensed therapeutic and glaucoma specialist, she’s able to quickly assess and treat ocular diseases as well as conditions such as dry eye or macular degeneration—a major cause of vision loss in adults older than 60. Dr. Kovacs also specializes in fitting eyes with challenging conditions, such as those in need of astigmatism and bifocal contact lenses.

Inside the store, a knowledgeable staff helps match clients' personalities with designer frames from the likes of Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, and Caviar, available in a variety of styles with pint-sized versions for kids. An onsite lab fabricates prescription lenses in as little as one viewing of a 24-hour telethon or one complete day.

5800 Bellaire Blvd
Houston,
TX
US

Hosted by the Antibiotic Awareness Foundation of Texas, the charitable 5K raises awareness of antibiotics in society and agriculture. Though most people know that antibiotics can cure infections, the organization promotes a more nuanced understanding of their properties, including teaching about different types of antibiotics and their proper uses. Safe medication disposal sites provided by the Coalition of Behavorial Health Services at the race’s start showcase the race's mission, but at the post-race party, the mission is to snack, vibe to live entertainment, and celebrate a successful run by creating a dance move called the "neurotic antibiotic."

1101 Uptown Park Boulevard
Houston,
TX
US