All sorts of clients entrust their eyes to the team at Eye Care Specialists, P.C. Perhaps it?s because each member of the staff has been supplied with glasses or sunglasses from the optical boutique, allowing them to personally recommend frames and lenses for each customer. Customers also come there for the wide selection of frames from brands such as Gucci, Pro Design, Ray Ban, and more. For those who like to spend their time in the sun, progressive lenses and prescription sunglasses are also available.
Dr. George Violin, armed with nearly a quarter-century's worth of refractive-surgery experience, goes to battle with patients' misshaped corneas so they can enjoy functional sight without glasses or contact lenses. Instead of a traditional thin metal blade, the IntraLase procedure creates corneal flaps with rapid pulses of laser light, resulting in reshaped corneas that can heal faster and withstand awkward eye contact from strangers. Prior to the procedure, patients must come in for a complimentary consultation and pre-operative eye exam where the experienced staff will perform diagnostic tests to ensure that eyes are viable candidates for LASIK. After the surgery, which takes five to 10 minutes per eye (the entire appointment lasts about 45 minutes), patients will typically come in for follow-up visits throughout the next year to answer questions and remedy x-ray vision.
Energy Center Nutrition & Weight Loss's friendly band of registered dietitians craft personalized health regimens calibrated to help individuals reach pound-shedding goals. Each six-week weight-loss plan combines procedure with product to push lifestyle changers in the right direction. Grab a helping hand with weight-loss aids, including heaping caches of vitamins, a protein-enriched smoothie mix, and a pair of voice-activated double-dutch jump ropes, or consult a copy of Weight Loss Race, an interactive guide devised by Energy Center's wellness wizards. Programs stay on track thanks to six check-in appointments with an Energy Center dietitian.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Russo completed a plastic surgery residency at Harvard Medical School. So, when he personally selects nurses and aestheticians for his team at Dream Spa Medical, each staff member must meet his expert standards to perform advanced cosmetic treatments ranging from injections to surgery to noninvasive vein removal. With SkinCeuticals and Image products, aestheticians revitalize clients' skin during facials, peels, microdermabrasions, and other services. Laser hair treatments rid clients' bodies of unwanted fuzz, and tattoo removal helps keep the grocery lists on their arms up to date.
The Vein & Aesthetic Center of Boston's experienced physicians implement noninvasive aesthetic treatments in order to enhance the body's natural beauty. The FDA-approved Zerona treatment breaks down body fat with low-level lasers. Before treatment, clients meet with an amicable aesthetician for a 30-minute consultation to review the extensive treatment plan that encompasses six 40-minute sessions over a two-week period. Then, clients relax underneath a cold laser light that gently renders superficial fat cells porous, enabling the body's lymphatic system to expunge subterranean chub via widened protoplasmic portals. This fat-cutting procedure is nearly pain-free and requires little to no downtime, allowing clients to resume their daily routines quickly afterward. Patients typically experience results (up to 3–4 inches off the waist, hips, and thighs on average) about a week after completing the six-session regimen.
The YMCA keeps residents healthy and engaged in more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the country, but it traces its American origins to the streets of 19th-century Boston. Here, Thomas Valentine Sullivan carried on the mission started in London by George Williams: providing affordable recreation and residence to young men from cities and country towns alike. Over the last century and change, the organization's mission changed to keep pace with the evolving times; today, the YMCA of Greater Boston welcomes anyone interested in furthering the causes of "youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."
This modern mission combines the Y's signature programming with new initiatives designed to keep citizens one step ahead of an ever-changing world. Members stay fit and active with everything from organized sports and fitness classes to lifeguard, CPR, and first aid lessons. But the Y's developmental programs go far beyond bodily strength; their enrichment and leadership courses equip youths with the confidence needed to take charge in their everyday lives, and ESL classes help newcomers to English embark on the next step of their linguistic lives.