Helping customers improve their vision is the main concern of the optometrists and eye-care professionals at Eye Boutique, who provide preventive screenings and help choosing from their more than 1,800 frames at each location. In each shop, licensed doctors of optometry scan eyes with comprehensive exams before diagnosing issues or prescribing high-definition Zeiss lenses and contact lenses from Optix and Acuvue. Designer frames from Guess, Nike, and Kenneth Cole house lenses fashionably, and Teflon protective layers help guard lenses from scratches and reduce glare. Sunglasses from brands such as Ray-Ban and Coach also protect eyes from harmful UV rays, creating an accessory that is both stylish and useful, like a diamond with a job.
Wisconsin Vision’s crew screens eyes for aberrations and illnesses and presides over an extensive selection of designer frames and lenses. At each location, optometrists perform thorough exams, producing prescriptions that recommend single-vision or progressive lenses from Zeiss. Newly ground lenses can then be fitted into any number of designer frames from the likes of Ray-Ban, Coach, or Calvin Klein. Antiscratch coatings protect the glass panes, and Transitions lenses allow any set of specs to turn into sunglasses when one steps outside or auditions for a classic-rock band.
In 1969, Judi Sheppard Missett combined her passion for jazz with an eye for cardio exercise to create an entertaining, easy-to-follow dance fitness routine—Jazzercise—to help patrons of all ages and abilities to get in shape while having fun. Four decades and more than 7,800 instructors later, the muscle-toning, heart-thumping classes have helped students to shape up all throughout the world, with 32 countries offering a total of more than 32,000 classes per week. To accommodate wee ones, some locations feature a childcare facility where youngsters keep busy as their caretakers learn to mimic Bob Fosse–inspired slinking, raking, and craning.
At Body Beautiful Laser Medi Spa, Dr. John A. Martini revamps appearances with noninvasive medical treatments that combat unwanted hair, wrinkles, and cellulite. Nonsurgical face-lifts, laser skin resurfacing, and microdermabrasion mitigate blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation, renewing dermises and imbuing faces with the youthful glow of a newborn flashlight. Accent XL body contouring gives a noninvasive alternative to tummy tucks and liposuction by kneading bodies with a handheld module that wages war on dimpling. The spa can also conjure hair with restoration procedures, or employ laser hair-removal treatments to remove mustaches so they can be donated to witness-protection programs.
Across the 4,500-square-foot space of Dance Arts Center, students of all ages tap, pirouette, and leap, always moving with a sense of grace and purpose. Throughout the studio's three classrooms, groups meet six days a week to practice contemporary dance, ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop.
Founder and artistic director Danelle Davies draws on more than 30 years of experience to oversee the handful of instructors. The studio focuses not just on physical acumen and development, but also mental discipline by providing a structured environment in which students can pursue a career in dance or just discover a healthy outlet.
At more than 1,000 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.