A haircut is a haircut for most men. However, you may want a style or something different. This is where a stylist come into play. You'd think by it's title and location you'd have such at Style of Man. However, I have been to this 'salon' a number of times and my feeling is that they are the supercuts of mens stylists even though they charge like they are a salon. They always seem rushed. A ten dollar tip is received as if it were a dead fish. Outside of the fact that the facilities are somewhat dirty at times, that the sinks look decrepit and the front staff is downright grumpy for a lack of a better term, the staff is inconsistent in their skills. After the first few haircuts I was asked, 'so what buzzer number did we use last time.' This is a ridiculous question coming from a so called salon. I've had a few mysterious haircuts from the place where I leave thinking, isn't this exactly what I said I didn't want! I also thought I might get out the grey with a coloring. OMG they were terrible. Not just bad, terrible. I looked like Dick Tracy. I decided to let the grey grow out and just go back to my old south Philly barber after about ten haircuts from Style of Man. Not because I don't want a styling but more because at least my barber has never left me where I feel embarrassed by the haircut I received.
Bala Eye Care has an optical shop and a doctor's office in the same facility. This is a relatively common practice. However, what sets Bala Eye Center above most other eye care centers is the dedication and concern (not to mention experience) of their doctors.
I have been wearing contacts and glasses for over ten years. In all of that time I have also moved quite often. In all of my experience I have rarely met doctors who cared so much about their patients. They are diligent with their fittings and professional in their demeanor. They take the time to explain their actions and they do not allow a patient to shirk their own responsibilities for eye care. If you need surgery, an exam, or just eye glasses, you'll know that you are always receiving professional care. In addition if you ever have an emergency as I did recently, they have a service 24/7 that contacts a doctor on call. You only need to experience this type of service once to understand it's value. You won't ever be left to the emergency room for the treatment of your eyes. Bala Eye Center doctors will be there to take care of you no matter the issue. As well if you want cool glasses, the newest technology in contacts or anything else know that they are full service. I can not recommend a place more strongly.
Not a bad place. Just not as good as Bala Eye Care on Belmont Ave. See Dr. Greenbaum. The contrast is pronounced. Ironically a lot of people mistake one listing for the other.
Modern Eye is an optical shop. They have a decent little selection of trendy eyewear with all of the brand names. However, in no way should you confuse a decent optical shop with a place where you can receive great eye care. They do not have a an after hours service. In fact they do not provide eye care per se. If you are a long time contact lens wearer, looking for LASIK or a full service office this is NOT the place for you. And yes they play great music. However, if at two AM your eyelid becomes red and swollen, they will not be there to assist you. This doesn't detract from how cool they are, just how much actual medical attention you could receive. So if you live in Center City and you're looking to buy glasses then great, but if you need eye care, I would suggest Bala Eye Center. They have just as good an optical shop in the same store as doctors who could perform surgery and emergency medical treatment if needed.