At EyeCon Optometry, Dr. Laura Ha serves the community in which she grew up and where her passion for eye care began. While volunteering as an undergraduate at the mobile eye clinic at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Ha realized how valuable and life-changing proper eyewear can be for children. She felt compelled to pursue optometry as a career, and she now focuses on helping people with vision therapy, specializing in the treatment of conditions such as strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye), and polyoculus (extra eyes).
Dr. Ha designed her office herself, outfitting it with cheerful yellow chairs, rich, wooden display cases, and delicate orchids that, when viewed without glasses, resemble a portrait of the Hamburger Helper hand's immediate family.
Though Laser Eye Center has been around since 1986, its technology is nothing less than modern. Treatment rooms at the five surgery centers boast Allegretto Wave and IntraLase FS Laser systems, developed to reduce near and farsightedness, as well as astigmatisms and blinks stuck mid-morse code. But just as important as the technology are the surgeons, who have completed extensive training to pilot these systems and perform other sight-bolstering treatments. It's these factors that have helped surgeons, both past and present, perform over 200,000 vision-correction procedures.
Chicago Weight Loss and Wellness Clinics Inc. scoffs at fast-action diet fads, electing instead to shepherd its patients to svelteness via healthful, maintainable weight-loss, fitness-training, and aesthetic services. A health-conscious staffer helps patrons uncover the best weight-loss path after analyzing their metabolic speed, lifestyle, hormones, stress level, and ongoing standoffs with neglected heads of broccoli. Whether they wield a single treatment or combine a handful of services, all of Chicago Weight Loss and Wellness Clinics' procedures chase the center?s core mission of helping clients ameliorate their health, life longevity, and overall sense of happiness.
If El Portal Theatre looks familiar, that's because it probably is. The legendary space has starred in Modern Family, Glee, and Last Comic Standing, and has guest starred in dozens of piano-recital nightmares. Built as a vaudeville house in 1926, the venue has earned its celebrity status, welcoming performers such as Jason Alexander, Bea Arthur, and The Manhattan Transfer to its stage over the years. After an extensive renovation, El Portal now boasts three stages that host everything from small comedy shows to Broadway performances.
Optician and eyewear designer Karina Leigh draws from her years of experience running upscale boutiques to outfit a clientele of celebrities such as Kanye West, LL Cool J, and J. Lo with top-shelf eyewear from both well-known and up-and-coming artisans. Like an elegant sword-cane or a cast bedazzled in tiny diamonds, the upscale assortment of eyewear turns a necessary tool into a must-have fashion accessory, as evidenced by the patronage of people who are frequently photographed. The Amir Taj–designed studio blends aristocratic grace with notes of whimsy, surrounding visitors with a pristine interior of white lacquered wood, Louis XV furniture, chandeliers made with crystals by Swarovski, and light globes that model some of the store's most popular frames. A huge vintage collection adorns noses with the haute fashion of bygone eras, and pieces from designers such as Gucci, Tom Ford, Prada, and Benjamin Eyewear deck out faces with the modish looks of the near future.
Hossein Silani began a legacy when he opened his first eye-care facility in Beverly Hills more than 30 years ago. Today, he operates multiple stores with his sons, Kambiz and Kamran, including Super Vision Optical, a Beverly Hills eyewear staple for more than 60 years. Rows of modern frames from Gucci, Armani, Carrera, and SUPER line the shop’s shelves and contrast with vintage aviators from Ray-Ban, which invite patrons to switch their cell phones to flight mode before they try on a pair. To ensure that frames fit both faces and prescriptions, optometrists Dr. Bita Shokouh and Dr. Kambiz Silani perform eye exams, as well as custom contact lenses fittings, sports vision testing, and glaucoma treatments.