I came in for a simple cleaning, with my insurance info and asked them to ONLY give me services that were paid for by insurance. I was very clear on that.
The dental assistant, without being asked, made me rinse my mouth with "cancer screening" liquid, and put fluoride on my teeth (before I could even protest, because I know that for my age range it's not paid for by insurance).
The "rinsing liquid", turns out, cost $66. When I protested, I was told "we're sorry you do not value oral cancer screenings, but you have to pay it because it was done". I asked them what happened to full disclosure of procedures. They said "we do these to EVERYONE that comes in!"
So - if you go there, you'll be administered the rinse and fluoride against your will and charged $66+$16=$82 dollars for it.
How would you feel if you found youself in a car sales lot instead of an eye care place? Precisely. The place is that intent on sales, and does not care what your needs are - at all!
First of all, the nurse took a "topography" of my eye for contacts - without even asking me, and it turned out its' not a part of a normal eye exam!. Mind you, the guy 1) didn't see me in contacts; 2) didn't use the paper - yet they charged me $17 for it, and they knew perfectly well my insurance doesn't cover it!
I just mentioned what contacts I wore, and the guy said he had no experience with them, so he just ordered the same - not checking the fit, nothing. I'd never been there before, so it's not like he knew anything about previous prescription. And after the visit, I had to give the nurse a first degree to find out what they were charging me for! (Turned out, they were trying to sell me a 2-year supply of contacts at once! Can you imagine the pricetag??!?!)
Also, they guy put the drops into my eyes to dilute the pupil. after 10 minutes, he said I was fine to go out and drive. I even asked again, since I know doctors normally wait longer or give you dark shades to put over glasses. He insisted I was fine. I got out into a sunny street, and I was NOT fine, I couldn't even put sunglasses on, since I was wearing corrective glasses! So I drove - half-blind and with tears rolling down my cheeks - home, instead of to work, and spent 2 hours there till my eyes got better.
This "doctor" is nothing but a salesguy, and he should have nothing to do with people's eyes!
Since Smitty's moved out of the area, and Marsh has closed it's international isle, there's been definite and sad lack of places to find good european food (yes, I'd purchased buckwheat cereal at Asian markets before, but I want other things, too!). So, Spacibo comes as a very welcome addition to food shopping.
The place has just opened, so it's small, but they've got desserts (halva and pryaniki are fine), appetizers (marinated chantrelles, cod liver in a can, vegetable medleys) are good too.
I wouldn't have known there's one in Lafayette, but that's where we ended up before a bachelorette's party. The selection of stuff turned out to be fairly tasteful, from underwear to the adult- themed gifts and games. Definitely the source for bachelorette's party needs - just enough of raciness and prettiness.
This is a really amazing and whimsical place! The stuff you'd find there ranges from pieces by local artists to (as other reviewers mentioned :) Crabtee & Evelyn; I loved the wind chimes of all sizes, and the glass figurines. You really have to browse for yourself, though, since there's so many varied things on sale.
This organization is absolutely great. They are really working toward happier animals by educating people!
I got my cat from their shelter - they have a setup at the local PetsMart. The 3-months-old kitty cost $40 (they run discount specials), and already had her first vaccinations and has been spayed. They explained thoroughly how to care for her, and what to do about the vet (by the way, if you get a pet from them, you HAVE to take it to one of their approved vets within 3 days. But, it's a free visit - they have an arrangement with doctors!)
In summer, they also have adoption center set up outside of the Payless supermarket in West Lafayette. I highly recommend talking to them - you'll learn a lot, and you might decide to adopt a pet! I'm convinced my cat is totally worth her weight in gold :)
PROS: cheap, considerate of pets and people
CONS: none at all
It's a fairly small salon, but they make a lot of effort to produce good impression and carry excellent selection of products. I tried lots of different hair serums when getting haircuts there. They always ask (different stylists) if you are happy with the haircut you got, and are ready to re-do it. That's a nice policy.
Receptionist is also really nice, they really work with you to get an appointment that's convenient. The salon has a small-town feel, but great quality of work.
I never had a good experience with a nail service there. French was awful, I had to come re-do it.
My hair experience was also not great - they weren't sure what "event hairdo" to do on long hair, and it ended up sticky and 80-ish.
On the positive side: the West Lafayette branch is open on Sundays - you'd be hard pressed to find any other hair salon that is!
Overall, it would be a run-of-the-mill movie theater, but for its closeness to Purdue.
It often features "preivew" evenings (the passes for those can be picked up at office at PMU, you just have to be a Purdue student to qualify), and the crown on general days is college students (makes for some great comments).
Unfortunately, the most thought-provoking movies (like "Kinsley", "being Julia", and "Vanity Fair" this year) never make it to this theater - for some reason it's decided it's catering to pop crowd. What a pity - it loses lots of appeal it could have.
Weekends have free matinees for kids, with varying movies, and a break in the middle (either geared toward younger kids, or they are trying to make money on concessions) :)
Its a rather impressive example of artists collaborating to make most of their talent. The store features a variety of arts and crafts (from scarves to painted chairs), all of great quality. The artists take turns at the register, so it's a great chance to talk to the person that maybe made the item you are buying! The gifts bought there (especially jewelry) tend to be absolutely unique.