A multispecialty clinic, Gahanna Vision Center delivers quality eye care and fits patients with stylish frames by designers such as Ray-Ban and Nike. A customized i.Scription visual analysis helps craft a more perfect lens by meticulously mapping the eye and sussing out each orb’s unique aberrations and responsiveness to made-up colors, like octarine. This innovative technology may improve perception of colors, distinction of contrasts, and low-light vision. The facility's lifestyle eye exam thoroughly audits socket-dwellers, and features optional custom tests for dry eyes, cataracts, and glaucoma.
When Erica Vicens’s mother, Gloria, came home one day with permanent eyeliner, Erica fell in love with the dramatic look. But she was only seven years old, and had to wait many years before getting the procedure herself. When Erica finally traded in her eyeliner pencil for good, she also signed up for a training class to learn how to apply permanent makeup on her own. “The first time I took the training class, knew that was it,” Erica said. She was just as enchanted with the process as she had been with the results.
Cofounded by professional dancer Alexander Thomas and personal trainer Daniel Hamilton, Diamond Dance & Fitness works to foster active, nutritional lifestyles through a varied schedule of programs and periodic group outings. Classes are headed by experienced instructors—the studio's signature ballroom course has teachers who are competition-trained. Meanwhile, dance-fitness courses such as Zumba help to put an upbeat spin on classic exercise techniques without the added risk that comes with practicing the moonwalk on a treadmill.
Melodies rhythmically flood the studio's space on Salsamante Saturdays, when guests trace bachata, merengue, and salsa steps across the dance floor. In addition, visitors can get custom fitness advice in personal-training sessions and in-depth nutrition advice from health coaches.
The medical staff at Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery has the clinical knowledge and artistic touch to transform patients from head to toe—and they have the awards to prove it. The team includes four board-certified plastic surgeons with more than 50 years of combined experience: Drs. Timothy Treece, Susan Vasko, Robert Heck, and John Wakelin. All four were ranked top 5 doctors for plastic surgery in the 2010 Docs Rate Docs survey conducted by the Columbus Dispatch and WBNS-TV. More recently, Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery earned the 2012 Consumers' Choice Award in aesthetic medicine, and as also named a top aesthetic medicine practice and laser hair removal center in the 2012 Readers Choice Awards of ThisWeek News. The center has also earned prestigious Diamond-level provider status from Allergan, the maker of Botox. These four caring doctors can perform cosmetic surgical procedures on virtually any body parts.
Within the medical spa and laser center at CAPS, the skilled staff offers laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation. The med spa's licensed aestheticians brighten complexions with skin treatments ranging from exfoliating chemical peels to permanent makeup that eliminates the need for applying lipstick or smooching the Kool-Aid man. Full-service practice and medical-spa locations can be found in Upper Arlington and Easton Town Center, while additional med-spa locations are founds in the Salon Lofts in Hilliard, Dublin, and Westerville.
Vision Professionals offers designer frames and up-to-the-minute lens technologies for standard and hard-to-fit prescriptions. Standard lenses are crafted from Trivex, a lightweight and hard-to-scratch surface, putting stunt doubles and badger keepers at ease. Give naturally entrancing eyes an extra kick with frames from Kate Spade, Coach, Tag Heuer, or Oakley (designer frames from $199).