Glasses are like epiphanies—though they both provide clarity to better see the world, neither can make sense of the scribbles found on public-bathroom walls. Fight fuzziness with today’s Groupon: for $47, you get a comprehensive eye exam (a $95 value) and $125 toward eyewear at Midlothian Optometric Center (a $220 total value). This Groupon does not include contact-lens evaluation and fitting, which may be added to the exam for an extra fee.
At Midlothian Optometric Center, Dr. Jordan D. Rosen channels 34 years of experience to provide comprehensive eye exams, and a fashionable staff helps customers to select a pair of frames. During full eye exams, Dr. Rosen uses state-of-the-art computerized examination equipment as he determines client prescriptions, verifies all optics are healthy, and ensures both eyes are in place instead of one of them vacationing in the bellybutton.
After the exam, patrons peruse a vast selection of fashionable frames ($99–$400) from brands including Jai Kudo, Konishi, and Sydney Love. Frames get paired with their lens soulmates, which are available in non-glare and transition varieties for an extra fee. Glasses and lenses are brought back to Midlothian Optometric Center’s onsite optical laboratory, where expert technicians work to craft spectacles in a timely manner so they can use the lab in their free time to help find a cure for waking up with sweaty eyeballs.
Midlothian Optometric Center
A 2008 graduate of the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Dr. Jenny Alsop has a special enthusiasm for contact lenses and leans on the talents of an ophthalmic assistant to help clients to determine whether contacts, glasses, or binoculars are the right choice. Licensed optometrists evaluate and correct clients' vision, leveraging know-how with digital retinal photography, laser tomography, and corneal mapping to document eye conditions and detect disease.
The office's walls are lined with hundreds of designer frames by brands such as Nautica, Maui Jim, and Kate Spade. An onsite optical laboratory fits the frames with custom lenses with features including antireflective coating and custom tinting, sometimes offering same-day service.