A refreshing reminiscence of apothecaries past, The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy boasts face-to-face customer care. In the business for more than 22 years, Amin Amireh runs his shop and showers the community with the products and knowledge necessary for maintaining good health. While not valid for prescriptions, sniffle sufferers, headache harborers, and tablet jugglers can browse a complete line of over-the-counter medicines ($3–$15), as well as homeopathic remedies. A range of specially designed wellness products, such as Dr. Comfort shoes, assist customers with diabetes and other ailments, and general accessories, including handbags and wallets ($20–$65) complement bodily health with aesthetic homeostasis.
With a record of more than 10,000 corrective LASIK procedures performed in their nearly 30 year history, the optical specialists at Corneal Associates are highly experienced in helping patients see the world through a clearer pair of eyes. LASIK can cut down the need for spectacles or negate the necessity altogether by reshaping the cornea, permanently improving eyesight. Patients stay awake during the procedure, and a local anesthetic is applied to reduce any minor discomfort. Using advanced laser technology, physicians wrap up the safe and speedy procedure in about 30 minutes, or about the average primetime commercial break. Clinical studies unveil successful results in a majority of the clients, with 100% of post-op patients able to pass a driving test, 98% reporting that their vision had been restored to 20/20 or better, and .001% reporting a complete transformation into a majestic red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis).
FruitFlowers’ unique edible bouquets delight eyes and stomachs in equal measure, arranging bright, daisy-shaped pineapple slices with cantaloupe centers and skewers of chocolate-dipped strawberries into reusable baskets and vases. Founders Susan Ellman and Ellen Davis began arranging slices of fresh fruit into floral shapes in 1984, working from their home kitchens. Since then, their artistic take on the fruit basket has become a popular way of both snacking and decorating, and their business has spread across the nation, much like the shadow cast by Godzilla as he crosses the ocean.
The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.