Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Versace, Ray-Ban, and DKNY. If they're not in the store, clients can utilize the Try-On tool, uploading a photo to see what they or their dog looks like in different types of glasses. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.
The enamel experts at BeachBright Smiles increase the wattage of beaming grins with their signature in-office teeth-whitening treatment. In approximately 20 minutes, the partnership between peroxide gel and LED light works to break up tooth discoloration and stains caused by drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, and eating realistic portraits of bowled fruit. Results can last up to two years with regular brushing and maintenance, and clients can also schedule teeth-whitening parties that accommodate multiple guests at a time.
Dr. Jeffrey Bayme, a longtime clinical instructor at MUSC's College of Dental Medicine and a staff member at Trident Regional Medical Center, employs his experience and accomplishments to practice medically precise aesthetic dentistry. Choose a 60-minute in-office whitening session where Dr. Bayme bastes choppers with a solution that bleaches teeth when exposed to high-intensity light, leaving mouth jewels bright and sparkly. Dental do-it-yourselfers can pick the take-home option, during which the doctor takes an impression of the patient's mouth to fashion custom whitening trays. Patients choosing this treatment also receive a home bleaching kit to brighten smiles or to restore white leisure suits to their 1970s luster.
Even before she became a certified trainer, Laurie Henderson led and inspired her fellow athletes as the captain of the women's Central Michigan basketball team. She then carried her passion for guiding others through a master's of exercise science from Kent State University, and today she continues her mission at Fly Dog Fitness.
Laurie's boot camps know no limits, taking place outdoors, in the water, and on dry land. She uses standard exercise equipment and park benches, yoga mats and soft grass. She gets her students to work up a sweat whether it's sunny or dark—even in inclement weather.
Masters Studios trains students to defend themselves using the traditional styles of Shaolin Kempo karate, kung fu, jujitsu, and tai chi. After an introductory lesson, instructors pace students according to their skills in programs designed to heighten mental focus, improve strength and technique, develop responsive strategies, and build a healthy lifestyle. In addition to standard classes, the studio runs summer camps and maintains a list of its black belt team.
Shawn Kephart, the founder of K180 Fitness, uses his own experience struggling with body image and weight loss to lead his students towards their fitness goals. His comprehensive regimen approaches fitness from eight core areas, using a 20,000 square foot gym ergonomically designed for motivation. Certified trainers—many of whom have overcome body image issues, disabilities, or chronic illness—lead classes and personal training sessions, and the gym is also equipped with a full-service kitchen and private lockers and showers.