It takes Lord Eye Center's opticians one hour to produce a pair of prescription glasses. Working at an onsite lab, they fit frames from more than 30 designers, using an electronic tracing device to render the thinnest lenses possible. The shop's optometrists can also prescribe various types of contact lenses, from continuous wear and disposable to bifocals and colored lenses. Dr. Whit Lord, owner of Lord Eye Center, scouts out the latest cornea-hugging designs as a member of several advisory panels for contact-lens manufacturers.
Most popular service: Acupuncture
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable, loose fitted clothes, and eat a snack before coming in for acupuncture session.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
[I am] board certified by NCCAOM. [I have] a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
I relocated to Savannah last week from Gainesville, Florida.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
I like for my clients to communicate any concerns or questions. I make them feel comfortable by playing relaxing music while they are resting on the massage table. I have a gentle touch, and a friendly personality. I understand their anxiety about needles because I used to feel the same way. I always ask whether they're ready for the first needle insertion, and to relax and take a deep breath.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Don't worry about not shaving your legs. Women are self-conscious about this, not a problem. I'm glad you're here. Don't worry about your legs.
Bauer Coslick, a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist, has some rumors to dispel. He doesn’t wear flowing robes, and his office isn’t located on the top of a remote mountain under a Bodhi tree. He’s just a native Savannahian who discovered acupuncture when it helped him recover from a skiing accident, and his clinic is similar to a relaxed and comfortable doctor’s office, with soothing music and ambient lighting to promote tranquility. There, Coslick offers holistic health services and, if possible, reduces the number of supplements his patients takes by identifying unnecessary overlaps, negative side effects, and pill-reminder boxes filled with Smarties.
Coslick’s services have proved to be effective for several patients, including a woman diagnosed with fibromyalgia and thyroid disease. After unsuccessful results from traditional medicine, the woman came to Coslick. He designed a regimen of “acupuncture, some herbal remedies, and [nutrition plans],” Coslick remembers. “Now, she’s lost more weight than any of her coworkers that are doing Weight Watchers, and she’s got more energy. She doesn’t have any body pain anymore. It’s really pretty amazing.”
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