Maintaining healthy vision and vibrant skin requires analyzing more than one element?like completing a puzzle, it necessitates that physicians and medical staff members look at the entire picture to properly fit the missing pieces. It's with this mentality that the staff members of St. Michael's Eye & Laser Institute pool their collective experience?which totals more than 50 years?to perform effective ocular and aesthetic services. Eye exams by an optometrist determine a client's ability to read letters far away or fine print in the dark, which in turn gives specialists a fine-tuned plan for corrective options. Expert aestheticians lend their beautification skills to treating acne scars, wrinkles, or unwanted body hair to forge a resplendent image to gaze upon when having an out-of-body experience.
The trio of board-certified eye surgeons at The Weinstock Laser Eye Center combines specialties in cataract surgery, LASIK, and corneal surgery to treat a full range of ocular ailments. Each of the doctors’ prestigious training is evident in the extensive curriculum vitae, which includes post-graduate studies, residencies, and fellowships at such institutes as Johns Hopkins and The Eye Institute of West Florida. The team’s eyesight-sharpening offerings include the LASIK procedure and corneal transplants, along with astigmatism correction that defuzzes views with toric-lens implants. Surgeons also utilize 3-D-guided microsurgical systems in the operating room for the precision removal of cataracts and particularly small monocles.
Sandava Spa is an upscale spa featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, and eco-friendly, organic products. Slough off a dull dermis with the Eco Sea Scrub & Rub, which exfoliates the complete corpus with sea salt and nourishing organic algae and closes with a 30-minute neck, shoulder, and back massage that's more relaxing than knitting in a bubble bath. The Gentle Skin-Correcting Facial, meanwhile, plants nutrient seeds in your pores to counteract the sun's acceleration of fine lines and wrinkles. Otherwise, appease extremities before they go on strike with a relaxing, waterless manicure and pedicure. A heated massage bed will romance your back as you sit back and watch Sandava's aestheticians shape nails, curtail cuticles, massage appendages, and remove calluses before buffing or lacquering nails into 20 tiny vanity mirrors. While there, feel free to nosh on complimentary spa bites and wine in the relaxation lounge in the afternoon, and bask in the modern fitness center's impressive intercoastal views.
Helmed by vision-boosting veteran Dr. Michael Lange, Lange Eye Care & Associates enhances on-the-fritz ocular orbs with a wide selection of fetching specs. The showroom furnishes frames ($69–$200) from popular brands such as Vera Bradley, Charmant, Claiborne, and Essence, attractively encircling eyes and lending wearers an air of wisdom only otherwise attainable by being friends with an owl. Lenses come in a range of styles and materials, from single-vision plastic lenses ($77+) to no-line bifocal plastic lenses ($285+), which correct sight with discrete dual prescriptions. Friendly opticians aid guests in their quest for the perfect pair of glasses, offering suggestions based on look, lifestyle, and professional need to whip off frames in baffled surprise.
LASIK Specialists' Dr. Martin Burger has performed more than 69,000 LASIK procedures in his prolific career, making him one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the industry. His patients have included pilots, commercial drivers, and seeing-eye dogs, and many others who depend on sharp vision for their livelihood. His practice includes a friendly staff and is designed to help his patients eradicate the need for glasses or contacts using various LASIK technologies.
Featured on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, Aqualipo’s water-assisted fat-removal system sneaks under skin to steal away lipid collections from designated body geography. Licensed physicians Dr. Jeffrey Caruth and Dr. Mauricio Giraldo photograph, mark, and sketch abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Unlike traditional liposuction, Aqualipo treatments require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect faster results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and uncontrollably transmitting ham-radio signals—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.