In 1927, Jack Cohen began selling eyeglasses from a pushcart in New York City with a novel goal: to match each wearer with a pair that fit their style as well as their prescription. Today, specialists carry on his philosophy with prescription specs from American and European labels such as Prada, Valentino, and Coach. After a visitor sits down for a fitting, a trained style professional handpicks the eyeglasses or sunglasses that best complement their face shape, eye color, and tattoo of four eyeballs. Frames come in a variety of colors and materials, and each can be customized with polarized and optical-quality lenses to ward off glare and UV rays. Meanwhile, a team of optometrists resides onsite to assess the pupils during comprehensive eye exams.
Dr. Ayman Z. Matta founded New York Eye Institute after completing a fellowship at the Bucci Cataract and Laser Vision Institute in Pennsylvania. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he not only specializes in refractive procedures, but also performs surgery to ease ailments such as cataracts, glaucoma, and tears made of grapefruit juice. His colleague Dr. Paul N. Guerriero focuses more on retinal diseases, including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, while the optometrist on staff, Dr. Seung-Hee Choi, doles out glasses and contact prescriptions, plus pre- and post-op care.
Voted one of America's top-ten scream parks, Pure Terror horrifies hordes with four attractions. With a VIP pass, you'll skip lines and enjoy carte-blanche access to The Butcher Shop, Terror in the Dark, Trail of Terror and House of Terror, and Pat Boone's solarium. The Butcher Shop lures visitors into a macabre meat case managed by a blood-splattered butcher. In Terror in the Dark, you'll enter into a pitch-black, spinning tunnel where surprise shocks and lurking creatures scare the lint out of your bellybutton. Trail of Terror leads you on a tortuous path over bridges, through tunnels, and into caves filled with actors reading scenes from episodes of Dallas. The creepy culmination comes in House of Terror, where the power metal sounds of Charred Walls of the Damned assault your ears and a residency of monsters, freaks, and ghouls cordially invites you in for tea and finger sandwiches.
Just as an interstate can become congested with traffic, the flow of life-force energy can become backed up and suppress the body's natural immune response. That's where D.J. Kim comes in. By inserting thin sterilized needles into various meridians along the face and body, Kim hopes to stimulate natural healing abilities to promote weight loss, rejuvenate the complexion, or heal ailments ranging from migraines to infertility.
CKO Kickboxing founder Joseph Andreula's knowledge of exercise goes beyond creating effective workouts. It also helps guide the Fitness Standards Council, a nonprofit advisory panel of doctors and certified personal trainers, and provides the basis for the articles he’s published in Exercise for Men, Men's Health, and _Men's Fitness Magazine. But his true passion lies in the innovative fitness classes he created at CKO Kickboxing gyms. Since 1997, these gyms have housed Andreula’s exercise classes, which use basic kickboxing techniques to lead students toward powerful strength and greater endurance. In contrast to other kickboxing routines that have participants kick the air or invisible schoolyard bullies, students in CKO Kickboxing sessions strike hanging heavy bags to help them tone more muscle and burn up to 1,200 calories in a single class.
Licensed Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Uchenna Egwuonwu helms Wholehealth, where she puts more than 10 years of experience to use in treating conditions with a blend of Eastern and Western medicine, aided by a nursing degree. Aiming to treat a variety of maladies and symptoms such as coughs, addiction, arthritis, or back pains, she uses miniscule, sterile needles during acupuncture to target specific points on the back where there might be blockages along internal meridians of energy, or qi, to restore flow and balance to bodies. She also utilizes techniques such as moxibustion, burning mugwort to mitigate dampness in the body, or herbal prescriptions, tailoring herbs for individual conditions and cases.