Glasses are considered both a mark of intelligence and a fashion statement, much like a T-shirt with a picture of you writing out the digits of pi. Look smart with this Groupon.
- $38 for an eye exam and $225 toward lenses and frames ($340 value)
After the optometrist ensures eyes are in good health, he or she will test visual acuity and, if necessary, prescribe the appropriate lenses. Customers can then choose from a variety of frames by designers such as Gucci, Fender, and Prada ($200–$600), or opt for nondesigner eyewear ($100–$250).
Bronx Eye Care
Back in the 1860s, a Swedish professor and eye expert named Herman Snellen devised a ratio to determine and express visual acuity—all using a simple eye chart. Today, the Snellen Chart, dotted with random letters of various sizes, hangs in optometry offices across the world, allowing docs to determine how well a patient sees compared to the “standard”—one who can see two chart objects from 20 feet away, or as we would know it, someone with 20/20 vision.
Like Herman and the doctors after him, Bronx Eye Care uses the Snellen Chart—along with a few more modern devices—to help prescribe the appropriate lens strength for patients of all ages. Once deemed far-sighted, near-sighted, or too cool to not own sunglasses, customers can peruse the clinic’s collection of frames by Gucci, Fender, and Prada.