When instructors lead classes for toddlers and preschool children at Tots University, the colorful 10,000-square-foot space comes to life. Throughout the day, these energetic teachers keep students busy singing songs, working on craft projects, or using macaroni to solve high-level calculus problems. For fun, kids can don costumes and perform in the drama program or hone their coordination and motor skills in gymnastics classes.
The garment masseurs at Comet Cleaners have been remixing attire with relaxing dry-cleaning treatments and hot pressing for three generations, beginning in the 1920s. Call upon their cleanly hands to spruce up separates ($5.50 for pants, $1.99 for shirts), recharge power suits ($11.75), or put the spring back in your sweater’s step ($5). Comfort comforters with a thorough de-cat-furring ($29), and luxuriate in not having to talk your washer out of an unbalanced-spin-cycle meltdown every 10 minutes. The staff hand-presses and inspects all garments that grace their presence, ensuring that all collars have been tamed and all stains sent packing back to the wine bottle they came from.
The skilled aestheticians at The Spa Connection revitalize and refresh worn-down nails and lackluster tresses. Stylists begin the cut and style with a thorough shampoo, confronting tresses with an arsenal of Aquage, Framesi, and Tressa products and forcing mops to relinquish collections of dirt and rejection letters from the musical Hair before snipping away frayed ends and styling locks into a chic new ’do. Alternatively, clients who opt for the mani-pedi can lie back and relax in a comfortable spa chair as a trained digit doctor indulges feet in an exfoliating sugar scrub during the spa pedicure. Next, skilled hands tame overgrown talons and knead knots out of bipedal pads before enveloping them in a hydrating mask and warm towels and brightening toe shields with of splash of polish. The trained techs spread the phalange love during a Shellac manicure, curtailing unwieldy cuticles, massaging hands, and slathering surfaces in a chip-free Shellac polish to ensure nails won't crack under intense questioning about the disappearance of several high-profile scratch-and-sniff stickers.
Vision Source believes that eye doctors have the most success when they have a relationship with the patient and are free to make decisions about what is best for that patient. That’s why, although it’s a network with more than 2,300 offices across North America, all of its offices are independently owned and operated by family optometrists. Vision Source merely grants these doctors access to its shared expertise and resources.
Its doctors inspect eyes to test for disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, and the effects of diabetes. They also diagnose retinal tears and repair most types of eye injuries, from embedded foreign bodies to general wear and tear from staring contests with headlights. The doctors use low-vision-therapy devices to help people suffering from degenerative eye diseases, teaching them how to maximize the vision they still have.
For basic services, they inspect eyes for overall eye health and visual acuity before fitting them with contacts and frames from the likes of Fendi, Calvin Klein, and Guess. Since Vision Source is a network of individual doctors, each office is different from the next and tailors its services to fit the needs of the community.
Since 1995, Little Feet Childcare’s certified teachers have been fostering new generations of inquisitive children in their daily childcare sessions. Childcare groups are separated by age, with infants and toddlers placed in closely monitored classes that follow the Ohio Department of Education’s official infant and toddler guidelines. Preschoolers aged 3–5, meanwhile, have their own curriculum specifically designed to prepare them for the academic rigors of kindergarten, and an after-school program for kids aged 6–12 provides time for both homework and socializing.
Along with standard dry-cleaning services and wedding-gown preservation, the technicians at Dry Cleaning Specialties can even salvage garments damaged by fire, water, and smoke. After an inspection, the team cleans and deodorizes any clothing item, as well as rugs, bed linens, and shoes, returning them to pristine condition. Damaged stuffed animals are also eligible for repairs, should they suffer from the acquisition of too much love.