SVS Vision Center?s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 60 locations sprawled across 8 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Vision Center?s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.
FunFlicks Outdoor Movies’ inflatable screens transform backyards, gymnasiums, and parks into pop-up cinemas, complete with the accessories needed to screen media of all types. Helpful attendants drop off and set up the screen for an evening’s viewing, along with high-definition projectors, DVD and Blu-ray players, and booming audio equipment or an optional short-range FM broadcast. Screens in 12’ and 18’ sizes provide intimate viewing for groups numbering in the dozens, whereas behemoth 45’ screens can support audiences of more than 5,000 or act as a comfortable air mattress for a sleepy giant. The rentals can also be used to display slide shows, video games, and live television, and additional amenities such as popcorn machines provide guests with theatrical comforts.
Each day, from eight in the morning until it gets too dark for carts to stay awake, players tee up dimpled orbs for serene rounds of golf at Deer View Golf Course. Founded in October of 1963, the nine-hole course winds over the triangle of land formed by Speaker Road to the south, a forest grove to the west, and a babbling irrigation stream that forms the hypotenuse. After rounds, players can refuel chili, drinks, and ribs at the course's restaurant and bar.
With 10 total locations—each packed with cardio and strength-training equipment as well as a wealth of classes—Metro Family Fitness makes it easy to get in shape. Several locations are women-only, granting members a comfortable environment to work out in as they boost muscle tone, burn calories. Classes such as boot camps, yoga, and zumba help increase their heart rate in far safer methods than watching horror movies for 48 hours straight.
The staff at Prestige Car Wash brings the sheen out of vehicles of all types with exterior and interior detailing options. Techs can quickly spruce up cars and trucks with express exterior soft-cloth washes, or meticulously clean insides and outsides with a ten-step full-service wash. In addition to wiping down door panels and polishing glass panes, specialists can also shield paint jobs from rust or glitterbombs with protective coats of triple foam wax and Rain-X.