Though there are 130 For Eyes Optical stores around the United States, the company still has the heart of a small start-up. Owned and operated since 1972, when a small group of friends started it in Philadelphia, aiming for quality eyewear manufacturing as well as customer service. These same friends, aided by a few family members, still lead the franchise today. They ensure that each location adheres to their original principles and mandates for mustard-colored shag carpets.
In each store, expert independent doctors test clients' visual acuity and general eye health with comprehensive exams. Then, a store associate helps each person outfit their eyes with designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, D&G, and Versace. For Eyes Optical has its own advanced 40,000-square foot optical lab in in Hialeah, Florida, where technicians shape, surface, and coat the lenses to fit each person's exact prescription. After creating the lenses?whether plastic, polycarbonate, or trivex Toughlites?they inspect and fit each into its corresponding frame by hand, a process that ensures quality control and guards against the robots, whose first objective is to hinder our eyesight.
Dance-fitness instructor Kim started with two clients. Today, with the help of instructors Hiromi, MIchele, Jacqui, Jennifer, and Brittany, she boasts about 1,000 students. Their lime green studio, replete with mirrors and poles, might have something to do with it, but it's more likely that instructors' technique, versatility, and friendliness can take the credit. Kim alone teaches 20 varieties of dance fitness classes. Also on the roster are pole-dance classes, Flirty Girl Fitness sessions, and sexy chicken dance genres. Classes are capped at about 22, so students are lavished in thorough, personalized instruction that's as toning and heart-revving as it is fun and creative.
As a practicing healthcare professional, Doctor of Chiropractic Elizabeth Welch noticed that an increasing number of her patients had bad posture, and she refused to believe that medication was the only solution. Through Postursizer, Inc. Dr. Welch has developed the Postursizer bar, a 5-in-1 exercise tool that can help correct postural problems—such as forward head posture, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis—while also promoting total body fitness. By using thoraco-lumbar isometrics, the Postursizer bar helps to boost five key fitness areas: posture, flexibility, core, cardio, and bone density.