$25 for $175 Worth of Prescription Eyewear at Crown Vision Center

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Like hardboiled detectives, prescription lenses clear up blurry mysteries and frequently end up framed. Focus on the facts with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $175 worth of prescription eyewear at Crown Vision Center, valid at 20 locations in the St. Louis area.

For more than 50 years, the optical luminaries at Crown Vision Center have outfitted peepers with a menagerie of name-brand frames from Prada, Versace, Ray-Ban, Vogue, and D&G, which sharpen eyesight when filled with prescription lenses. A wide variety of designs tempts blinkers with sleek metal, bright colors, and arms that do daily bicep curls to keep their muscles sculpted and capable of holding onto ears all day long.

Seven protective coatings, which block UV rays and resist scratches from overzealous pool cues, layer single vision, bifocal, trifocal, and high-definition progressive lenses. Lenses then slip fashionably into Coach ($129+), Michael Kors ($199), Guess ($229), or Calvin Klein frames ($199), which look nothing like the clunky, squarish black frames that were originally used to punish children for squinting in church. Customers can tote along previously obtained prescriptions or get a $35 eye exam at Crown Vision Center when they purchase a complete pair of prescription eyeglasses.

In a profile of Crown Vision Center, a reporter for The Telegraph commended the business’ dedication to charity, noting its donations and ongoing partnership with the Essilor Vision Foundation, which serves needy children with eye screenings and exams. Crown Vision Center also works with the Kids Vision For Life program, which ensures that students can see well enough to see the blackboard, but also well enough to trap and disable feral blackboard erasers.

Crown Laser Center

When Alive magazine publisher Elizabeth Tucker first thought about LASIK surgery as an alternative to the glasses she had worn since second grade, she didn't think it was an option. She feared the cost, worried about the time off work, and was unsure about how safe the procedure would be. Luckily, numerous friends told her about the transformative effects of their own procedures, and she finally decided to take the plunge at Crown Laser Center. There, a team of seven board-certified ophthalmologists, optometrists, and surgeons put Elizabeth and other clients at ease as they correct corneas with trained hands and cutting-edge equipment, boasting a 99% surgery-success rate. Elizabeth is now glasses-free and doesn't regret a thing. "It's been life-changing for me," she says in a video on the laser center's website, "I would recommend it to anyone."

Reviews

"The staff gave me great opinions and helped me find a pair that look & fit great."

OrangeStride88, Google Places, 2/23/11

In a Nutshell

Prada, Versace & Vogue designer frames filled with single vision, bifocal & high definition progressive lenses along with protective coating

The Fine Print

Expires May 2nd, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. In-store only. Valid only toward a complete pair of prescription eyeglasses. Not valid toward sale items. Not valid with insurance. Extra fee for medical procedures. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Cannot combine with other promotions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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