Founded by Dr. Stephen Joffe and Craig Joffe, a father-and-son team who used LASIK eye surgery to correct their own vision, Joffe MediCenter has five locations across the country where expert ophthalmologists use advanced diagnostics to conduct each custom wavefront LASIK treatment. Treatment begins with a free, noninvasive examination with Bausch & Lomb Orbscan and Zywave mapping systems?derived from technology developed for astronomy and physics applications. They generate a 3-D model of each eye, which, like a fingerprint or favorite line from The Princess Bride, is unique to each person.
Upon assessing the results of the LASIK exam, doctors schedule the in-office treatment. During the procedure, the experienced LASIK specialist uses an excimer laser to gently reshape the cornea, which can improve vision to 20/20. LASIK reduces eyes' dependence on glasses and contacts regardless of whether clients suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. In most cases, the patient's vision improves rapidly enough to drive the following morning. After the procedure, doctors schedule a postoperative exam.
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.
Dr. Broderick Moses, the licensed optometrist behind Texas Eye Center, has spent years cultivating an extensive knowledge of ocular health. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Xavier University, he enrolled at University of Houston College of Optometry, where he earned numerous scholarships, letters of excellence, and medals shaped like giant eyeballs.
Today, at Texas Eye Center, Dr. Moses continues to help patients see the world more clearly. He diagnoses visual imbalances with precision, then corrects them with contact lenses or eyeglasses that feature frames by designers such as Vera Wang and Michael Kors. And, in addition to routine visual correction, Dr. Moses can treat medical issues such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and dry eye.
Helmed by Dr. Charles Moore, a refractive surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, International EyeCare Laser & Lifestyle Center uses modern technology and procedures to clarify patients' fuzzy vision. Together, the staff has performed more than 50,000 vision-correcting procedures for everyone from fellow ophthalmologists to marathon needle threaders. The center's WaveLight Allegretto excimer laser system reshapes corneas in as little as 10 minutes, although the team can also use cataract surgery, radio-wave energy, and corneal implants to improve eyesight. Collectively, these procedures help correct the blurring effects of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
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.