Dr. Daniel T. Rowan helps professional athletes play better. He and his bilingual staff have formed a partnership with Reno-based MLB- and NBA-affiliated teams. They sharpen players' hitting and passing skills with ocular testing and frames, contact lenses, or Lasik surgery.
The seasoned ophthalmic technicians at the Reno Eye Clinic examine eye orbs of all ages for signs of flagging focus, vision-inhibiting disease, or evidence of over-ogling. Eye exams every one to two years are recommended by the American Optometric Association as a vital diagnostic and preventive means of protecting precious peepers. Unlike high-school finals or inventing ways to stop oncoming asteroids, failing this test is not the end of the world, as the clinic has caregivers on hand and a vast selection of frames from designers such as Calvin Klein, Nine West, and South Hampton to help improve your odds next time around. If necessary, prescriptions can be filled onsite in about an hour, and customers who prefer a contact-lens fitting can also use the value of today's Groupon as a credit toward that instead.
When a shopper inquires about one of the many sporting goods at Reno Mountain Sports, it's unlikely they'll be met with an unsure response. That's because the store—which is nearing its fifth decade in business—boasts staffers who spend their free time paddling kayaks through lakes and piloting snowboards down freshly powdered mountainsides. Patrons can use the team's expertise to invest in new equipment from brands such as K2 and Jackson, or commission tune-ups of weathered and yeti-chewed gear at the onsite repair shop. A slew of rentals also awaits shoppers, who can opt to spend the day skimming across the water's surface in a kayak or carving paths in the snow with alpine skis.
As an offshoot of Sierra Trading Post, Derailed.com holds fast to the same business model as its parent company: bargaining with top brands to procure overstocks at heavily discounted prices. But like a youngest sibling taking up juggling cats, it strives to differentiate itself from its older counterparts. It stands out with a youthful vibe thanks to skate, surf, and SUP apparel and the staff's laid-back attitude. They'll happily answer questions and make recommendations on their throngs of camping gear, running shoes, collegiate attire, and bicycle accessories from brands including Hurely, Billabong, and Teva. Though their merchandise boasts an average discount of 48% off the retail value, shoppers can save even more—customers receive a $10 coupon when they sign up for emails, and clients of the Give & Go Referral program get a $20 egiftcard when the friend they referred uses their own $10 email coupon.