Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • October 14, 2009 ����� in business Personalized service is key at Rubin Opticians R ubin Opticians’ well deserved reputation is due not only to the shop’s competence, concern for quality, and high ethical standards but also to the women who work there. Co-owner Penny Ship, long time employee Dorothy Voitas and Farah Kara-Mostefa provide the woman’s touch to the family business that has been a Midland Park institution for over 40 years. These fashion-conscious women advise customers on the proper eyeglass frames to fit Dorothy Voitas, owner Penny Ship, and Farah Kara-Mostefa. their face, coloring, budget, lifestyle and any other specialized need. They give each person, from children to senior citizens, all the individualized attention they require, which often means patiently trying on a good number of frames. And they understand the need to balance fashion with durability and budget. Rubin Opticians carries all the latest and highest quality in designer and non-designer eyewear, including such favorite classics as Ralph Lauren, Armani, and Calvin Klein. Also in stock are many European lines, such as Face a Face, Lafont, Anne et Valentin and Theo. Rubin’s recently extended its collections to include small, independent companies such as Salt, Etnia and Derek Lam, which feature innovative yet cost-effective lines. Rubin Opticians regularly hosts private showings so customers can preview a manufacturer’s entire frame collection. Due to the popularity of laser surgeries, Rubin’s has an extensive selection of non-prescription sunglasses and readers essential after surgery. It also carries a large selection of eyeglass holder jewelry, including La Loop and Sport Loop holders, and other accessories. Opticians Dana Ship, Penny’s husband and partner, and Larry Gaudiomonte and Stephen Wolff provide the correct lenses and advise on the latest technology available to suit individual requirements. Dr. Ira Hanlon (lic. # 27OA00433900) rounds out the practice by providing eye exams and contact lens service. The most innovative technology in specialty lenses and frames is their expertise. Most work is done in their lab right on the premises. Rubin Opticians is located at 240 Godwin Ave. in Midland Park. Call 201-447-3121. Luba Lander of Cosmetic Vein Center, LLC: Personalized, expert skin care hile living in Russia, aesthetician Luba Lander began working in the skin care industry. When she came to the U.S., she acquired her degree as a certified, licensed aesthetician at Capri Institute in Paramus. After working as a skin specialist and makeup artist for major department stores, she felt there was neither enough emphasis on personal contact nor freedom to sell the products in which she believed. The more Luba became educated about products, the more she wanted the freedom to suggest the best products for each individual. Luba currently works with clients at Cosmetic Vein Center, offering relaxing and regenerative facials, microdermabraLuba Lander sion, and chemical peels. “Skin of any age or condition can greatly benefit from these treatments. Microdermabrasion can help teens control acne, and can help many other conditions of the skin,” Luba says. “I have stateof-the-art equipment and use all-natural ingredients. For instance, I only use sodium bicarbonate with my microdermabrasion equipment, whereas other spas use aluminum oxide crystals that can be extremely irritating. Other services I provide are body waxing (including Brazilian bikini), and eyelash and eyebrow tinting and design. I am also a licensed laser technician in NY.” She adds, “We carry many high quality products for the skin, but I am especially proud to offer advanced Cosmoceutical products. These contain medical grade ingredients and are carefully prescribed. We also offer a wide variety of natural, organic products.” Cosmetic Vein Center’s board-certified physicians expertly treat disorders of the veins, including varicose and spider veins with state-of-the art laser techniques. Botox, Juvederm, and laser hair removal are also available. Located in Ridgewood, Cosmetic Vein Center is open Monday through Saturday by appointment only. Visit online at or call (201)-445-8820. W Mia Anderson of Heal from Within fter experiencing the restorative power of body energy work in 1998, Mia Anderson, a veteran of 30 years of teaching, knew she was about to embark on a new career. “It was so dramatic for me that I said, ‘I have to do this,’” she said, recalling how acupressure provided her with lasting relief after 14 years of chronic neck pain. An acupressure session involves a practitioner working around a fully clothed, reclining client. The practitioner makes a circuit around the client, applying gentle pressure at about 50 acupressure points. Mia explained that acupressure provides lasting benefits and relaxation because the process works from the inside on many levels, including physical, mental, and emotional. “There are various networks within the human body, and the energy system, which includes pathways, or meridians, can become blocked for various reaMia Anderson sons,” she said. Acupressure restores energy flow, and clients might experience that restoration through involuntary laughing, crying, or yawning during an acupressure session. Many clients fall asleep. Clients report improvements in health conditions that range from allergies and stress/anxiety to fatigue and back pain. Mia was trained in IGM® Therapeutic Acupressure by founder of the modality Isabell Gatto and earned her certification in 2001. Learning from lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice, Mia mastered acupressure. She is now one of the IGM® instructional staff and is practicing at her own business, Heal from Within, located at Main Street and South Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey. Sessions are by appointment only. Call (201) 310-8616. Additional information is also available online at A estled on the first floor of the West Wing of Parkview Plaza you’ll find our cozy pediatric dental office. Parkview Plaza is the large office building directly across the street from the Duck Pond in Ridgewood. All the members of Parkview Pediatric Dentistry’s team are specially trained to address the oral health care needs of children, adolescents, and patients with special needs. Dr. Mary Beth Giacona graduated from Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine. She completed two years of additional training in pediatric dentistry Dr. Mary Beth Giacona with daughter Amara and son Henrik during her residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Giacona is currently the pediatric dentist for the Craniofacial Team of New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Columbia campus, and she is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine. In addition, Dr. Giacona collaborates with plastic surgeons at New York Presbyterian Hospital to offer pre-surgical orthopedics for infants with facial clefts. “Our office offers several special services such as in-office sedation with nitrous oxide and comprehensive dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia,” Dr. Giacona states. “We are proud to announce that a board-certified anesthesiologist has joined our team, and we are now offering in-office IV sedation as an option for our patients.” Contact Parkview Pediatric Dentistry at (201) 652-2707; visit online at Parkview Pediatric Dentistry, LLC N