Stanislaus Optometric Center’s sleek, tidy office space—with its plasma screen broadcasting vision-care tips, spacious lobby, and children’s play area—speaks to its commitment to patient comfort. Within the six separate treatment rooms, highly trained doctors examine eyes with multi-part exams that monitor field of vision, potential eye disorders, and retinal and corneal topography with sophisticated digital imagery and computerized testing. LASIK procedures restore sight without the need for lenses or long recovery times, and overnight treatments of corneal refractive therapy sharpen the vision of nearsighted patients without surgery. Gorgeous display cases of varnished wood house more than 600 different designer frames that grace faces with selections from labels such as Tag Heuer, Christian Dior, and Burberry. Children’s frames from Nike and X-Games let kids imitate their favorite bespectacled heroes, such as Clark Kent or Theodore Roosevelt.
Terry Hunter, SCMT, the owner of Terry's Massage Wellness Center, caters his massages to the needs to the client in front of him. A diverse roster of 10 massage modalities allows Hunter to pull from a wide range of techniques—the rolling and kneading of Swedish massage helps ease stress from the body, whereas shiatsu massage focuses on pressure points and the body's flow of energy. Rejuvenation also offers ladies' night out packages, combining the therapeutic massages with facials, mani-pedis, and waxing.
Launched more than three decades ago, Site for Sore Eyes now operates in more than 35 showrooms throughout the Bay Area. Staffers at every location share their dedication when pairing customers with head-turning eyewear and contacts. The company offers a $25 warranty that secures all of its products, replacing broken frames for free and furnishing half-price replacements for glasses that are lost, stolen, or transformed into an acorn squash. In case eyes require prescription tweaks, each shop sits next door to California-licensed Sterling VisionCare doctors of optometry.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
Skaters fly over the double-pocket bowl and full street-skate course custom-built outside Surf & Skate, and visitors inside try on apparel in themed fitting rooms with beaches, snow, and street scenes. Custom-designed countertops showcase styles reflecting from various local artists, such as urban graffiti and whimsical mosaics. Atop the counters rest skate, wake, surf, and snow gear from brands including O'Neill, Roxy, and Unit, whereas boards designed for surfing, skating, and practicing medicine line the walls alongside bikinis and snow pants.Owner Bob Mitchell opened Surf & Skate in 1981 to supply local skaters and surfers, eventually expanding his shop to supply wakeboarders and snowboarders. Team members are each skilled in at least one or two extreme sports and possess in-depth knowledge about all products. Surf & Skate also hosts events at its skate park, such as the 2010 Volcom Brand Jeans tour, which featured pro skaters, and summer-night sessions with skate shows and barbecue fare. The skate park is open for use for all skaters who have the proper equipment and sign a waiver at the store.
Eagle Vision Eye Care Optometric Group's Dr. Michael Johnson and his attentive staff strive to match clients with flattering lens-frame combos that enhance vision and compliment facial features. Myopic and hyperopic clients can peruse frames from designers such as Marchon ($78–$248), Tommy Bahama ($135–$153), and Nike ($135–$273), available in sizes and shapes to rest elegantly atop ears of a variety of men and women. Clients revel in their newest accessory as they enjoy improved vision through sturdy single-vision lenses made of plastic or laminated tears. Youngsters and vision-impaired teddy bears can wiggle their noggins into pairs of Disney-brand ($108–$135) or X Games–brand ($110–$160) frames for age-appropriate vision correction. Although not included in this Groupon, Eagle Vision Eye Care Optometric Group also offers services including exams, along with the option to augment prescription lenses with special coatings designed to resist scratches, eliminate glare, and block out UV rays ($80+).
Dr. William Ellis sharpened his corneal crafting skills at the side of Professor Syvatslov Fyodorov, the father of modern radial keratotomy, and has since completed more than 50,000 LASIK procedures in his career. With a keen focus on personal attention and individual patient needs, he performs every laser vision surgery at all six Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center locations, relying on an armory of advanced technology to map eye terrain, correct vision, and prepare patrons to work as a chameleon’s parole officer. Further showcasing his knowledge on the subject, Dr. Ellis has written a medical textbook on eye surgery entitled Keratotomy Surgery for Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism.