High-fashion frames from Prada, Cartier, and Michael Kors line the walls at Absolutely Optical and Eye Trends. The 3,000 designer-quality frames in stock on any given day include an extensive selection crafted from long-lasting materials such as titanium, stainless steel, or virgin zyl plastic imbued with fade-proof color. Technicians wander through the shop, waiting to fit the frames with distortion-free sunglass lenses, the newest generation of antireflection lenses, or googly eyes so it seems like you are awake while guarding a boring art museum. For prescriptions, patrons can consult the onsite optometrist, Dr. Jay Weil, who not only tests vision but also bolsters eye health with procedures ranging from hydrating treatments for dryness to LASIK surgery.
Each Eye Doctor’s Optical Outlets location is doctor-owned, uniting the staff with a common vision to sharpen sight and boost eye health. Eye examinations reveal prescriptions and uncover any other ocular problems. After patients choose a new set of lenses, the in-house technicians get to work crafting them in the shop’s own lab rather than sending them off to be made during a summer camp’s arts and crafts day. Sundry designer frames border eyes in looks from Giorgio Armani and Marc Jacobs to Nike and Harley Davidson, and there is usually a trio of technicians in the shop, enabling multiple clients to summon help with a single pigeon call.
Vitamin Discount Center maintains its moniker by offering high-quality, health-boosting products at low prices. Cold sufferers can stave off a winter sniffles with Emergen-C (30 packets for $8.90), or bolster liver health with Solaray milk thistle (60 capsules for $18.69). Opt for innard peace with a soul-scrubbing CleanseSMART kit by Renew Life ($21.75) while finding outer satisfaction with hair-restoring Viviscal (60 tablets $45.41). Sporty shoppers can browse an array of bulk boosters like Jack3d ($26.65), which helps build muscles so that you'll never again need to search for your keys in order to move your car. Vitamin Discount Centers also carries a line of bath agents from Kiss My Face, Naturally Fresh, and more to match hearty insides with outer beauty.
Village Health Market strives to stock its 16,000-square-foot store with a wide selection of organic and natural products, including more than 150 bulk items such as nuts, dried fruits, and coffees, along with more than 130 varieties of fruits, veggies, sprouts, and gourmet items. A shopping cart will guide you on a world tour through the grocery aisles, which feature complete selections of Thai, Indian, Mexican, gluten-free, and kosher foods, as well as a full line of dairy, dairy alternatives, non-dairy, and non-dairy alternatives for dairy. Quell hungers with Sami's Bakery millet and flax chips ($3.69) or bread ($4.89) while slamming thirst up against a locker with a large assortment of organic wine that includes the flavorful Badger Mountain chardonnay ($11.99). More than 40 kinds of fresh meat and seafood are available, such as wild blackened salmon ($15.99 a pound). And the café/deli features more than 65 cold items in the deli case, 20 vegan dishes (try a vegan spinach pie, $3.79 each), more than 20 ready-to-eat hot foods (selection of the day, $7.99 a pound), 30 sandwich combinations, and an organic salad bar ($6.99 a pound).
Hallelujah Hair proprietor and licensed cosmetologist Erica not only helps clients color and relax their hair, but she boasts a specialized skill set in the field of trichology—the study of hair and scalp disorders. Erica's expertise can help customers nourish their natural hair with amino-acid therapy, or regrow thinning patches with non-thermal laser applications.