At Derickson Vision Consultants, complimentary snacks and refreshments greet visitors before Dr. Derickson—a board-certified optometric physician—and his compatriots utilize state-of-the-art equipment to examine eyes and ocular health. Taking the guesswork out of eye measurements, the staff avoids the continual barrage of "better or worse," questions and instead uses retinal-reflection refractive instruments to determine prescriptions. Meanwhile, kids can watch movies in an optical playhouse, and Dr. Derickson, also a certified aviation vision specialist and a private pilot himself, assists pilots with their vision difficulties and helps them avoid mistakenly landing on fashion-show runways.
In their modern medical facility, Bowden Eye & Associates' talented team also bestows a bevy of skin-beautifying cosmetic treatments. Guided by the caring hands of licensed medical aesthetician Karen Lamm, the 40-minute consultation and application of the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance facial treatment gently exfoliates the skin's surface, removing damaged epidermal layers to reveal smoother, tighter, and brighter skin. Obagi formulates a unique of blend of chemicals designed to treat an array of skin conditions, which include acne scarring, photodamage, and perdurable Pinocchio nose.
At Vue Optical Boutique, owner Dr. Dana M. Nolan and her friendly staff expertly outfit men, women, and kids in stylish luxury glasses and sunglasses from brands such as Gucci, Oliver Peoples, and Kate Spade. Shop the chic boutique and select a pair of luxury frames ($150+) before adding a set of single-vision plastic lenses ($90+). Stylish Tom Ford sunglasses ($380), which include aviators, or Fendis protect peepers from the harsh glare of the sun or a Parcheesi rival. Although not included in this Groupon, Vue Optical Boutique also offers eye-care services that use state-of-the-art equipment such as digital retinal 3-D imaging for vision diagnostics, LASIK evaluations, and comprehensive eye-health examinations.
EyeElements Eyecare Associates' experienced optometrist, Dr. Manish Patel, brings experience as a clinical research optometrist and instructor as he updates glasses and contact prescriptions, diagnoses diseases, such as cataracts and glaucoma, and conducts diabetic evaluations. Helpful employees are on hand to help shoppers with critical eyewear choices, taking lifestyles and face shapes into account to pick frames that are both stylish and suitably durable. Customers choose from the boutique’s style-savvy eyewear gallery, which includes frames from Coach, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana, all ready to be fitted with prescription lenses and bristly Groucho eyebrows.
Two thousand pairs of designer frames pepper the walls of My Eyelab's various locations. Clients fresh from an exam with one of the onsite opticians swim through that sea of options, examining spectacles and trying them on to see which pairs will be accepted by their noses. With so many prescription and sunglass options to choose from, customers are able to find many pairs that match their personal style. And with specialty features like flexible arms and shatter-resistant lenses, specs are also customized to wearers' needs. Eye exams are performed by independent eye doctors conveniently located within or adjacent to My Eyelab stores.
In 2009, Melissa Garnier opened a small produce co-op, seeking to save money on her grocery bill while providing her five children with healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables. Today, that co-op has grown into The Neighborhood Garden, a company that regularly supplies 200 Jacksonville families with fresh meats, local honey, dairy goods, and certified organic produce from Albert's Organics in Sarasota. Patrons can pick up pre-ordered edibles from 17 locations, or opt for delivery service.