It takes Lord Eye Center's opticians one hour to produce a pair of prescription glasses. Working at an onsite lab, they fit frames from more than 30 designers, using an electronic tracing device to render the thinnest lenses possible. The shop's optometrists can also prescribe various types of contact lenses, from continuous wear and disposable to bifocals and colored lenses. Dr. Whit Lord, owner of Lord Eye Center, scouts out the latest cornea-hugging designs as a member of several advisory panels for contact-lens manufacturers.
The hydrotherapists at Essential Cleansing Center Augusta promote whole-body wellness by removing harmful toxins and other material. During hydrotherapy sessions, the therapists introduce warm, filtered water into the large intestine, loosening and removing substances that can lead to a host of maladies, such as candida, constipation, and indigestion. The team also draws toxins out through the feet during detox footbaths, in which clients soak their toes in a tub of warm, ionized water.
The experts at Morris Opticians outfit customers with chic frames, from designers such as Juicy Couture, Armani, and Brooks Brothers. Their array of lenses is just as eclectic, with scratch-resistant plastic, glass, and non-glare varieties. Each pair includes lifetime free glasses checks and lens cleanings. The shop complements its frames with an array of hearing aids from brands such as Siemens and Telex.
At Martinez Eye Care, Dr. Lopa Sheth sharpens patients' sight with glasses and contacts of any variety or prescription. The optometrist screens eyeballs for diabetes and vision problems with comprehensive exams. A selection of stylish frames, sunglasses, and discreet contacts keep fields of vision clear and focused.
Dr. Wanda Minnis-Dyson opened her own practice in 1999 with a single specialty in internal medicine. Soon, however, she built on her expertise to include weight-loss medicine, which turned out to be a fateful choice for the focus of her practice. With that, plus the addition of mesotherapy and aesthetics in 2004, what was once a small medical practice morphed into Change for Life Wellness and Aesthetic Center. Today, she and her staff revamp bodies by shepherding clients through weight-loss programs, rejuvenating skin with dermal fillers, and brightening faces with a kissing booth run by two halogen bulbs. Dr. Dyson spends her time away from the office partaking in medical conferences, speaking on medical panels, and bettering the community at myriad outreach events.