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.
Repartee Gallery & Frameworks' framing specialists provide a variety of services for preserving paintings and keepsake objects. Because each frame, glass, and matting combination sums up to a different cost, an in-house architect spends one-on-one time with clients to compose projects that stay within budget and truly complement macaroni art. Custom projects ($50+) need not conform to a standard rectangular shape or size, but can take the shape of the object within, be it a baseball glove, an insect collection, or an autographed bocce ball.
Bountiful Dentistry aims to keep smiles in tiptop shape. Drs. Aaron Stobbe and Hans Smith helm the practice and treat patients in semiprivate dental stations that face oversized windows for a bright and cheery environment. The duo's services include whitening teeth, crafting porcelain veneers, and straightening smiles using Invisalign clear retainers.
Scrapbook Outlet contains all the necessary materials to craft a personalized memento, from stacks of colorful paper to stickers and decals. The shop has sales each week featuring such items as card stock and paper pads, which bear seasonal decorations such as Christmas prints and Election Day hanging chads.
For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.
Scoreboard carries popular athletic brands for men and women such as Nike, Puma, A6, Canterbury, and Harrow, along with any gear you need to collectively punish a variety of entertainment-providing orbs and ellipsoids. Specialty footwear such as Adidas F50 soccer cleats ($179.99) or Mizuno Wave Rally women's volleyball shoes ($57.59) help you build your game from the sole up, but don't forget to buy a full-grain leather volleyball ($42.99), since it's hard to return a shoe serve. If you've already got a collection of accoutrements, buy a portable containment system such as an Adidas duffel bag ($35.99), or finish your Bjorn Borg look with a headband ($4.99).