In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
Frosty Frog helps cool sun-soaked families with 38 flavors of shaved ice and an assortment of Dippin’ Dots ice cream. Fill an ice cup ($2.25–$3.75) with classic fruity tastes of watermelon, grape, or strawberry, or vow to remain faithful to sunscreen over a frosty dollop of wedding-cake ice. For a sophisticated treat, opt for pink-champagne shaved ice, or, if you need to contact your inner child to learn of the locale of your lucky crayon, snag a serving of Ninja Turtle or Barbie ice. Adventurous patrons can doll up any flavor with a dose of "toxic waste," described as sour by most tongue scientists, or they can flap their mouth wings into the future for a heap of Dippin' Dots, flash-frozen into teeny ice-cream beads ($3.50/serving).
The mom-and-daughter team at Seasons Boutique skim the stress off of shopping by lining the pink-toned walls of their spacious store with trendy, all-occasion fashions. Skate along the marble floors to peruse racks of billowy dresses ($28–$60) and youthful tops ($20–$40), or casually sidle over and introduce yourself to a pair of jeans ($48–$68) that have been eyeing you from across the room. Embellishments such as jewelry ($5–$40), handbags ($35–$63), and fashionably floppy hats with oversized bows ($28–$52) help to ensure that ensembles turn out tastefully complex instead of perplexingly plain.
Helmed by optometrist Dr. Lynn Stromness and ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Jeppsen, Canyon Eye Specialists sharpens the sight of patients of all ages with thorough examinations and an arsenal of stylish frames. In addition to ensuring the long-term health of eyes with routine exams, the good doctors employ sophisticated remedies for blurred vision, such as LASIK procedures that reduce the need for glasses and treatments that allow dry-eyed patients to wear contacts or cry at sad films. The fully accessible office stocks a vast array of frames from brands such as Vera Bradley, Tommy Bahama, and Guess, and the in-office lab speedily fashions prescriptions for most lenses.
Board-certified optometrist Dr. Jeffery L. Mellor has plenty of ways to improve vision. For patients looking for glasses, he pairs frames with prescription lenses made from one of five types of material, such as lightweight polycarbonate, Trivex, or tried-and-true crown glass. Patients looking for contacts can get fitted with rigid, soft, or hybrid lenses. And for those looking for a more permanent solution, Dr. Mellor can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism with LASIK procedures.
The personable staffers at Name Droppers usher guests through the multihued storeroom to help find inimitable threads, meshing free personal shopping assistance with high-quality consignment and resale garb by major brands. The bounteous selection of duds rotates regularly, encouraging deal lovers to snag one-of-a-kind purchases, such as a pair of 7 for All Mankind jeans ($19.99) or a Diane Von Furstenberg dress ($42). Shield peepers from the sun's steamy glare with Coach sunglasses ($29.99), or swathe cash and maps of Atlantis scrawled on napkins in a Juicy Couture wallet ($19.99). With designer goods regularly priced 50%–80% off their original retail cost, frugal fashionistas can snag fancified frocks for a night out on the town with enough left over to buy a sliver of that night's moonlight.