In 2001, Dr. Robert Samit had a vision, which was a pretty appropriate phenomenon, considering that he's an optometrist. He saw in the future a network of eye doctors, united under the banner of a single company that provides trusted community doctors and a huge selection of value-priced and designer eyewear frames.
Together with company president Sue Downes, they equip this army of eye examiners with the latest technology. When a doctor determines that a corrective lens is called for, he or she prescribes them and MyEyeDr.'s team of eyecare consultants helps patients choose from a huge array of frames from such brands as Gucci, Coach, Oakley, and Ray Ban RX.
The optometrists at Visual Health Doctors of Optometry tap into stored expertise during comprehensive exams assisted by a high-tech computer and a wisecracking flashlight at Visual Health's three Virginia locations. After emerging from exams clutching accurate eye prescriptions, customers peruse the showroom with the help of multilingual staff members, who show off designer frames from brands such as Coach, Ted Baker, and Calvin Klein. After selecting frames, technicians in the onsite lab craft standard, Crizal, or Varilux premium lenses, a Visual Health Doctors of Optometry speciality, or place orders for contacts.
No matter where they are in the country, clients of Dental Professionals of Virginia and Maryland and Neibauer Dental Care are bound to find a dentist just as skilled as the one at home. That?s because more than 400 offices in 19 states are affiliated with the dental network, whose administrative support, guiding principles, and focus on continuing education ensure that their dentists will be talented wherever they work. The company also strives for community improvement?they?ve contributed more than $250,000 to such charities as the American Red Cross, The Oral Cancer Foundation, and the Smiles for Life campaign.
Ron Haynes and his daughter, Jessie, have built a business from smiling faces. They don't snap yearbook photos or transform dentist gloves into balloon animals. Instead, they helm teeth-whitening shops that brighten smiles in as little as 20 minutes, and since 2005, they have brightened over 50,000 smiles annually across the east coast.
Armed with Beaming White, a state-of-the-art teeth-whitening system that pairs a peroxide-based gel with a UV-free LED light, their team of technicians helps clients brighten their choppers with an applicator pen. Cheek retractors expose the teeth so the gel and light reach every inch of enamel. Once the light unites with the gel, coffee, tea, and grass stains begin to vanish. Teeth continue to lighten after the treatment, achieving a color that's 3-12 shades whiter over the course of 24 hours. With proper care, results can last up to 12 months, or roughly the time it takes to adapt the phonebook into a comedic opera.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jamal Yousefi's attention to aesthetic detail telegraphs his belief that plastic surgery is an art. Dr. Yousefi and the staff of Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center flatten fine lines and wrinkles with precise injections of Botox. He also fashions slimmer silhouettes with traditional and laser liposuction, redesigns fa?ades with procedures such as face-lifts, eyelid surgery, and chin and cheek implants, and augments bodies with abdominoplasty, tummy tucks, and breast reductions. The doctor even enjoys using his free time to hone his artistic skills by drawing, sculpting with clay, and removing the appendices of statues.
The doctors and staff at Lake Ridge Dental Care know that many people harbor anxiety about visiting the dentist. That's why they focus on making each visit as friendly and relaxing as possible, specializing in sedation dentistry. With sedation dentistry, a series of pills taken the night before and the morning of the appointment help guests release their anxieties, unlike thinking about the kind of clown that sits under the bed, waiting, always waiting. Other services include tooth whitening, dental implants, and Invisalign straightening.