Holding doctorates in optometry and biochemistry, Dr. Zeinep O. Echetebu dispenses her extensive knowledge of vision to patients at Gulfgate Vision and Gulf Vision. To assess eye health and help guests find the optimal form of vision correction, her services range from annual exams to visual-field-screening analyses for early detection of diseases such as glaucoma. The staff then fits eyes for contact lenses, or leads patients through a stock of designer frames from brands such as Burberry, Juicy Couture, Gucci, Versace, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Vera Bradley.
Briargrove carries all major brands of soft or rigid contact lenses, including custom designs and lenses for those with specific eye problems; use your Groupon toward a six-month supply, which averages $100. Eyewear has the ability to instantly alter appearance, making you seem smart, polished, professional, and giving you the ability to take on a new identity if your old one keeps getting hassled by mall security guards. At Briargrove, the expert, friendly staff can help advise on the perfect pair or lenses. Take advantage of shopping for the necessity at a discounted rate. Briargrove Eye Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wayne Davis first discovered Pilates after pulling his hamstring in the 2000 Olympic trials. For a professional athlete and collegiate long-jump record holder, a pulled hamstring was more than just an injury. He turned to Pilates to rehab his leg and realized that what he had seen as a tool to fix his leg was actually improving both his speed and strength. Wayne decided he wanted to extend his knowledge to others and now leads up to seven Pilates classes per day using the Allegro Pilates reformer. The reformer challenges students to a core-tightening, flexibility-focused workout without putting stress on joints or forcing students to throw expensive refrigerators off a four-story building. To supplement the Pilates classes, Wayne and his team of seasoned instructors lead spinning classes and cardio-Pilates classes that combine core-strengthening moves with blasts of high-energy cardio.
Dr. Samuel Yankelove of the aptly named Yankelove Cataract and Lasik Center brings more than 30 years of ocular repairmanship to the chair, fine-tuning unfocused eyeballs with blade-free LASIK treatments. Employing advanced VISX Star S4 equipment, the talented ocular doc targets misshapen corneas to alleviate such optic ailments as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and foggy hindsight. The laser’s cool light beam breaks molecular bonds a few layers at a time without upsetting surrounding tissue, sculpting the cornea to permanently restore failing light to dimming peepers, with many patients experiencing 20/20 results or better. Each LASIK treatment begins with an initial consultation to suss out a suitable treatment plan, followed by a preoperative appointment and six months of follow-up care to ensure proper healing and so that new and improved eyeballs maintain that new eyesight smell.
With more than 20 years of experience in cataract, corneal, and refractive surgery, Advanced Laser Vision & Surgical Institute's board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. William Lipsky and his team of eye specialists sharpen sight with help from the advanced iLASIK procedure. An initial consultation and test ensure eye orbs are ideal candidates for the treatment, which uses blade-free IntraLase technology and the VISX Star S4 Excimer laser to reshape the cornea, effectively treating most types of refractive errors including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and chronic smoky eye. The procedure itself typically takes around 10 minutes per eye, and numbing eye drops and a mild oral sedative are available to minimize discomfort. Patients return for a follow-up visit the day after surgery and can typically resume normal activities such as driving, working, and hypnotizing the cat the day after that. Click here to consult a list of frequently asked questions and for more information about the iLASIK process.