Virginia Eye Consultants has been home to ophthalmic specialists since its 1963 founding by Dr. John W. Dickerson. Over time, the practice has grown to a staff of seven MDs, each board certified in their medical or surgical area of expertise. Current president Dr. John Sheppard holds extensive knowledge on the topics of corneal transplants and clinical research.
Dr. Ron Frenkel began his studies at Washington University in St. Louis before returning to his native Connecticut to obtain an MD, and eventually moving to Virginia to found AAPECS Eye Care with the desire for pursuing the latest technologies in vision restoration. Dr. Frenkel draws from a strong family tradition of eye care, filling the shoes of his father, also an ophthalmologist, but shunning traditional treatments of glasses, contacts, and intense squinting by catapulting ocular health into the future through a range of laser-based and glasses-free vision-correction treatments. Customized iLasik procedures safely and swiftly reshape corneas based on computerized corneal maps, while cataract surgeries and glaucoma treatment regimens can potentially help whisk away cloudy visions bringing about the gift of sight.
SVS Optical Center’s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 50 locations sprawled across 10 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Optical Center’s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.
Staffed by a team of nine eye doctors and surgeons, Tidewater Eye Center has racked up recognition in three categories from HamptonRoads.com's Best of Hampton Roads, including Best Health Care Provider and Best Place for Laser Vision Correction. Patients can receive a variety of optometry services at each of the clinic’s three locations, including basic eye exams; treatments for glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration; and even aesthetic procedures, including eyelid surgery. Yet, the center’s most popular treatment is blade-free LASIK eye surgery, which eliminates the need for lenses and soda-bottle monocles in as little as 15 minutes.
At Eye 2 Eye Optometric Center, Matthew L. Gada, OD, leverages 15 years of eyecare experience to thoroughly assess customers’ ocular orbs and prescribe corrective lenses or contacts. With meticulous skill and state-of-the art equipment, Dr. Gada snaps retinal photos to check for eye disease and conducts a refraction test to determine the appropriate prescription. His office stocks an array of frames or yoked monocles, with styles from designers such as Calvin Klein, Fendi, Oakley, and Vera Wang.
The master stylists at Visions Hair Studio beautify ladies and gents with haircuts, color treatments, mani-pedis, waxing, and airbrush-tanning services. Top-quality products by Bö Essentials and L'Oréal fuel each spa or hair treatment, resulting in a more lavish experience than diving into a pool of bonbons. In addition to taming wild manes, the salon helps out a number of animal charities by coordinating donations and hosting adoption programs.
Quality Tactical & Uniform Supply's arsenal of uniforms, utility belts, boots, holsters, and cold-weather apparel prepares first responders and security personnel for the rigors of their demanding jobs. Police, military, fire, EMT, and rescue professionals outfit themselves with everything they need to keep the world safe, from high-visibility jackets for roadside work to heavy-duty breaching rams for saving civilians from burning buildings or saving keys from a locked car. Rechargeable ATAC flashlights promote visibility during power outages or dark nights, and patrol bags, backpacks, and bandoleers ensure that law-enforcement teams are unencumbered during missions. 5.11 also recently relocated its store to a new location, where they also carry new brands, including Oakley and Merrell.
While arming our nation's firefighters, police, and paramedics, Quality Tactical & Uniform Supply keeps a vigilant eye on its supply chain, ensuring that its employees earn a decent wage with safety and dignity.