Romanelli Optix Eyewear
Glasses frames have come a long way from the clunky, squarish black frames that were originally used to punish children for squinting in church. Roman and Felix of Romanelli Optix have spent a combined 25 years in the eye-dressing industry, bringing slick accents to Kansas City's vision-spheres. They'll help you browse through a selection of more than 60 brands of chic, European luxury specs made from real bars of EuroLux, including brands such as Urband, Oakley, Miyagi, and Gucci. Enhance your oracular wardrobe with stylish Betsey Johnson frames starting at $280, Chanel designs beginning at $330, Prada at $280 and up, or the continental fashions of Oliver Peoples frames, which start at $330. The owners will happily guide you through a full consultation that nails the look you're after before custom-fitting your new glasses with advanced Varilux Physio lenses ($300+) in-store. If you decide against x-ray lenses, basic single-vision lenses start at $99 and progressive-vision lenses start at $250.