Since the company's founding in 1927, Cohen's Fashion Optical has grown from a pushcart business into a successful franchise peddling prescription and designer wares at more than 100 locations spanning seven states and Puerto Rico. Each store employs experienced doctors of optometry who test pupils with comprehensive eye exams to assess ocular health, pinpoint visual acuity, and ensure that no wool has been pulled over the eyes. The store's visionary staff can also help outfit peepers with contact lenses or designer frames from brands such as Prada, Ray-Ban, and Dolce & Gabbana.
The five dentists at The One And Only Dental Care offer total dental wellness by combining their individual specializations, including root-canal therapy, implant surgery, and cosmetic dentistry. Thanks to their wide range of expertise, they can offer a wealth of services from Invisalign treatments to extractions of teeth that are damaged or perilously caught behind enemy lines.
Practicing dentistry for more than four decades has given Dr. Steven Poznyansky the perspective that a patient's health doesn't end at the mouth. He and the team view oral health as an extension of total health, and they express this philosophy by keeping procedures such as dental implants, cosmetic gum surgery, and extractions as noninvasive as possible. They work to keep the body safe from foreign bodies by replacing metal fillings with nontoxic resins and clearing away dental plaque that can leach into the blood stream and clog arteries.
Change can be terrifying, but at The Exercise Studio, owner Millie Miraglia and her team of seven instructors help students of all levels face their fears as they transform their bodies with classes that combine the principles of yoga with effective cardio workouts. The Brooklyn-based studio, with a classroom on each of its two floors, has been opened for almost three decades and offers women-only Zumba and fitness sessions—including total-body workouts and body toning—and Hatha and Vinyasa-style yoga classes are open to both women and men. Offering small classes with one-on-one instruction, the Exercise Studio even goes one step further to ensure students learn how to lead healthy lives by providing regular workshops and courses that have included classes on restorative yoga and how to balance one's chakra using just a paper clip and a stick of gum.
As a cancer survivor, Millie knows firsthand how negative emotions can impact the healing process, which is why she created The Exercise Studio's Pathways to Healing. The noninvasive stress-management program is designed to help clients bring balance back to their mind and body by using a blend of restorative yoga, meditation, and reiki modalities.
Inside the Vein Center at NYC Surgical Associates, Dr. David Greuner uses the latest minimally invasive techniques to oust unsightly varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein disorders. Dr. Greuner began his medical career as a resident at the University of Arizona and Mount Sinai School of Medicine affiliate hospitals, where his skill with patients and spot-on stethoscope impression won him Chief Resident of the Year. He went on to complete a cardiovascular and thoracic surgery fellowship, as well as improve his knowledge of minimally invasive procedures and minimal access/robotic surgery. Now a board-certified surgeon and Fellowship Trained Cardiovasular surgeon, Dr. Greuner perfects his craft by continuing his medical education and hosting lectures nationwide.
The hiss and clank of weight machines from manufacturers such as Cybex and Precor blend with the whir of recumbent cycles and treadmills to form the perpetual soundtrack at each of Dolphin Fitness Clubs’ 24-hour locations. To augment individual exercise regimens, nationally certified staffers teach aerobic classes throughout the week, with offerings ranging from classic step classes to low-impact yoga and pillow-fighting lessons.