Green Buffalo Food Company lets customers avoid the grocery-store rigmarole by gracing doorsteps with certified organic and locally grown fruits and veggies that are free from harmful pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and GMOs. Each week, clients choose their favorite seasonal veggies and fruits, which they can eat solo or use to create crowd-pleasing and wholesome meals from Green Buffalo Food Company’s regular recipe suggestions. Every box full of healthful, delicious greens and fruits feature items from area farms such as Fossil Creek Farms, Triple V Ranch, and Fiddletown Bakery and help customers connect their diets to the earth without munching on a gob of molten mantle.
Green Buffalo Food Company keeps a close eye on its chain of supply to keep up its commitment to sustainability. The company uses the shortest routes possible for deliveries and cuts down on wastefulness by using recyclable packing materials and composting organic waste.
If board-certified eye surgeon Dr. Paul Cutarelli kept a physical tally of all the LASIK and PRK procedures he has performed, he would probably be nearing the end of a comically lengthy scroll. That’s because he’s been at the helm of more than 60,000 of these procedures, which are designed to sharpen vision in minutes with the help of a precise laser and wavefront computer technology that determines exactly where to shape the cornea. This former resident of the world-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital pairs his most repeated procedure with a handful of other vision-correcting services. He can trade a scarred cornea for a new one and remove blurring cataracts. He can also insert a lens behind the iris to crystallize vision, an alternative for patients who can’t get LASIK or who refuse to hang magnifying glasses from each eyebrow.
Advanced Eye Care combines the warmth of a small, local business with the high-tech eye care services and upscale inventory of a larger company. Doctors Harve Thompson and Michael J. Keating fit patients for contact lenses, consult for LASIK procedures, and guide customers through the extensive lineup of frames. That includes a collection of unique, hard-to-find frames, up to two-thirds of which are handmade by master craftsmen. Other options include bold, colorful pieces and stately, smart-looking shades from designers such as Anne et Valentin, Oliver Peoples, Maui Jim, and Barton Perreira, all of which are chosen for their superior durability, style, and sense of humor.
A second-generation eye doctor, Boulder Eyes founder Dr. Craig Beyer became one of the first 10 doctors in the country certified by the FDA to perform laser vision corrective surgery and one of the only humans on earth allowed to look Kevin Costner directly in the eye. Together with seasoned optometry specialists Dr. James Hamer and Dr. Kristen Cain and a caring, qualified staff, Dr. Beyer transforms eyes with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism via photorefractive keratectomy and IntraLase LASIK procedures. A lineup of stylish frames and comfortable contacts awaits patients, and extensive preventive care and exams screen eyeballs for retinal diseases, diabetes, and glaucoma.
As an offshoot of Sierra Trading Post, Derailed.com holds fast to the same business model as its parent company: bargaining with top brands to procure overstocks at heavily discounted prices. But like a youngest sibling taking up juggling cats, it strives to differentiate itself from its older counterparts. It stands out with a youthful vibe thanks to skate, surf, and SUP apparel and the staff's laid-back attitude. They'll happily answer questions and make recommendations on their throngs of camping gear, running shoes, collegiate attire, and bicycle accessories from brands including Hurely, Billabong, and Teva. Though their merchandise boasts an average discount of 48% off the retail value, shoppers can save even more—customers receive a $10 coupon when they sign up for emails, and clients of the Give & Go Referral program get a $20 egiftcard when the friend they referred uses their own $10 email coupon.
The surgeons at Icon LASIK have sharpened the vision of more than 90,000 patients since 1999, including professional athletes John Elway, Tom Danielson, and Bode Miller. Using three types of LASIK lasers, the doctors are equipped to address a range of acuity impairments, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Before procedures, Orbscan mapping and measurement technology takes careful stock of the structure and power of each eye without revealing television watching habits.