Dr. Clark Pitcairn might have a hard time remembering the first time he ever heard about chiropractic. It was the medicine of choice for his family when he was growing up, and he has been a patient of the drug-free techniques since he was seven. At that time, he suffered from a chronic cough that went away only after completing a series of chiropractic adjustments.
Today, he and his two sisters are all chiropractors, providing the same holistic, hands-on treatments that they received as children. Dr. Pitcairn draws upon the body’s natural ability to heal itself by first examining the spine with x-rays and steady hands, locating the sources of headaches, chronic pain, and poor TV reception. Then, he un-pinches nerves by gently guiding discs and vertebra into their proper spots.
In Dr. Stanley Teplick's 30 years of experience, he's trained at the Mayo Clinic, served as a professor of ophthalmology, and performed 25,000 refractive surgeries. One such procedure was performed live on television, when KPTV Oregon anchor Shauna Parsons beamed her experience live into the Fox News studios. Parsons wasn’t the only high-profile patient to rely on Dr. Teplick's skills, which have also plucked spectacles off the famous faces of professional athletes, TV personalities, and Miss Oregon 2008. Whether glasses don't fit the wearers' lifestyles or patients are simply tired of harvesting contact lenses from their thorny vines, Dr. Teplick's surgeries provide solutions to a wide array of peeper problems. His practice also expands to care for the rest of the face by offering cosmetic injections and chemical peels.
Unless you’re a connoisseur, you might not recognize some of the brands at Visage Eyewear. The staff there searches far and wide for quirky labels, curating a unique spread of frames in their combination optometry and art-gallery space. The names of designers such as Bevel, Theo, Chrome Hearts, and ic!berlin adorn modish round spectacles, futuristic tinted shades, and tortoiseshell glasses with an air of wisdom. Beneath the energetic paint swirls of local artists, the in-house optometrist, Dr. Mila Ioussifova, can help clients find their prescription. The staff then waits to show them exciting frames that veer from the standard selection of dull plastic and tied-together telescopes.
EpicWear doesn’t have the outrageously expensive marketing budget of a multinational fashion firm, so the plucky U.S.-based company relies on the quality of their work to speak for itself. Their team of optical engineers kick off the process, building two types of high-tech lenses: a polycarbonate blend that delivers distortion-free depth perception, or a polarized lens with an 8-layer hard finish for extra scratch protection. Both deflect glare and block 100% of UV rays without distorting images on the other side of the sunglass. Next, designers and craftsfolk take over, drawing up a slew of rugged, sleek, or classic frames. So far, their efforts have resulted in everything from a futuristic wraparound Elipse—ideal keeping eyes dust free during biking or beach sports—to a classic Aviator frame that mimics the look of fighter pilots or the lawyers in the Lindbergh trial.
Dr. Olsovsky performs thorough eye exams to determine the quality of vision, how the eyes work in-sync together, and overall eye health. Once he writes a prescription for lenses, Dr. Olsovsky then invites guests to peruse his stores of stylish frames from brands such as Geek Eyewear, Woman's Day, and Bella Italia.