Sunglasses were first worn by armies in the Civil War so that the other side would put down their guns and try to befriend “those cool guys.” Honor the union of fashion and function with this Groupon.
$39 for Eye Exam and $200 Toward Prescription Glasses ($320 Value)
The eye exam (a $120 value) includes retinal photos and dilation to screen for eye diseases. Prescription glasses and sunglasses, meanwhile, pair frames ($129–$499) by brands such as Ray Ban, Tory Burch, and Lafont with single-vision lenses ($99) or higher-tech lenses ($129+) in hi-index, anti-reflective, and progressive styles. <p>
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Even if it takes you hours to select the perfect frames from i2i eyecare’s vast selection—which boasts designer styles from Ray Ban, Tory Burch, and Vera Wang—it typically takes the optician 60 minutes to fit them with prescription lenses. Helmed by the on-site optometrist Dr. Lisanne Close-Rogers, the center’s one-hour lenses help streamline the shopping process, sending patrons quickly back into the world without running into the door on the way out. She draws on more than 15 years of optometry experience to administer eye exams and fit contact lenses, and also screens for and treats common ocular diseases. Crafting customized for progressive lenses may require more time.