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The staff at FountainGrove Med Spa blends art and science in aesthetic treatments that aim to counteract the withering effects of age and sun damage. Dr. Swati Singh, a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon and facial-surgery specialist, extensively researches each new treatment she adds to her arsenal to ensure her patients’ safety and satisfaction. Her surgical options include youth-giving treatments for the upper and lower eyelids, and her minimally invasive facials soften the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, and age spots.

As one might expect from a surgeon-led med spa, advanced tools aid in many of FountainGrove’s procedures. Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane perk up cheeks and lips, and high-powered lasers zap away hair and unlicensed spacecraft hovering in the clinic’s parking lot.

3540 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa,
CA
US

Customers can sharpen both their vision and sense of style with Optical World's collection of high-end prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contacts. Comprehensive exams uncover hidden maladies of the eye and calibrate exact prescriptions to fit in bold, colorful spectacles fresh from the runway shows. The location can outfit clients with frames from top brands ranging from Ray-Ban to Maui Jim to Sama, as well as fashionable enhancements that help shield eyes from harmful rays, such as mirror-coated lenses or umbrella-toting butlers small enough to live in eyebrows.

1054 Santa Rosa Plaza
Santa Rosa,
CA
US

Boardgarden stocks its shelves with equipment and apparel for those looking to board both snow and cement in effortless style. Skateboarders and empty-pool activists alike can dress the part thanks to a righteous reserve of name-brand tees from Nike, Adidas, Vans, and Nor Cal ($20+). Ensembles feel complete when branded belts and wallets ($15–$32), Skull Candy headphones ($20+), and board decals ($1–$10) allow skaters to show off their individual style without handing out prom photos to passersby. When in-store, perusal takes place beneath a rainbow canopy of retired, grip-tape-swathed skateboards donated by the shop's loyal customer base and the local community of talon-filing phoenixes.

2740 Jefferson St
Napa,
CA
US

Certified by the American Board of Opticianry, the staffers at 20/20 Optical match faces with a pair of their more than 5,000 frames aided by customer-service chops that earned them a spot on Pacific Sun's Best of Marin Hall of Fame 2012. Their cache of glasses includes haute and stylish frames from designers such as Tom Ford, Lindberg, and Anne Et Valentin, which stand ready to welcome newly crafted single- or multifocal lenses. All lenses are cut with laser technology in 20/20’s own onsite laboratory by certified opticians.

5800 Nave Drive
Novato,
CA
US

Dr. Larry A. Jebrock has rubbed elbows with the finest optometric associations in the nation, from the American Optometric Association to the Academy of Corrective Optometry. His 43 years of service as an optometrist have granted him powerful insight into troubling conditions and issues. His services range from noninvasive vision correction to overcoming reading and learning disabilities through vision reprogramming, which involves detecting issues of perception and emotion as well as a straightforward physical evaluation of the eyes.

He also revitalizes eyes with LASIK treatments, and he is more than willing to give all his patients second opinions and personal phone consultations—which involve him weighing the virtue of a flip phone versus a traditional rotary model.

1702 Novato Blvd
Novato,
CA
US

Registered dispensing optician Patrick Fasano of Focus Opticians personalizes peepers with carefully calibrated lenses and distinctive frames. Scratch-resistant lenses (a $139 value) stylishly block rays while increasing the safety factor of nuzzling equatorial cactuses. Next door to the main show room, Focus Opticians' optical outlet store stocks some designer-name frames as well as closeout and discontinued styles (a $99 value). Each customer also receives a free glasses case and cleaning cloth with his or her purchase. Consultations range from 20 to 30 minutes and conclude with increased clarity, allowing patrons to resume the vision-intensive process of retracing ant footsteps.

356 San Anselmo Ave
San Anselmo,
CA
US