In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
The staffers at Top Gear Bicycle Shop are competitive road cyclists. They're also cross-country racers. They're also triathletes. So naturally, they stock gear that they can vouch for themselves. Sidi bicycle shoes include adjustable cleats, Velcro straps, and micro-adjust buckles to optimize riding performance. And the shop carries bikes from MBC and Trek, the company that signed cycling legend Lance Armstrong in 1997. Top Gear's certified technicians repair road and mountain bikes alike. They also perform comprehensive tune-ups and even hand build new wheels tailored to the client's riding style, with custom spoke diameters and lacing patterns designed to safely hold a baseball card.
Alpenglow Dental's team of five practitioners—all Utah natives—track down the latest research and employ modern technology to maintain oral health at four local practices. Their spectrum of services encompasses many mouth-based needs, whether patients seek a regular cleaning or need veneers to conceal misaligned teeth. ClearCorrect invisible braces use removable aligners instead of metal wires for straighter smiles and more intimidating growls. The dentists are also able to lift stains from age, coffee consumption, and smoking with whitening treatments.
Dr. Todd Daynes and Dr. Francis Wapner, the ophthalmologists behind Advanced Eye Care, wield experience gleaned from thousands of surgeries, exams, and medical evaluations when correcting ocular issues. The office outfits eyes in a number of stylishly sight-enhancing frames or secretly spiffs up vision with a pair of contacts. For those looking to shed their eyewear altogether, the doctors terraform corneal surfaces during traditional LASIK treatments performed with a microkeratome, often leaving patients with 20/20 vision or better and reducing their need for glasses, contacts, or large-print maps of their living rooms.