In nature, the only way for animals to achieve perfect vision is to crossbreed with an eagle, usually resulting in eagle-eyed abominations such as snakes with talons and flying pumas. Keeping human senses sharp is a less formidable task, as this Groupon to Shawnee Optix proves. This deal is valid for either single vision or bifocal lenses. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get a vision package (a $320 total value), which includes:
- An eye exam (a $150 value)
- A $170 credit toward designer frames and lenses
- For $20, you get $170 toward designer prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses.
Jon Sollars and his team of optical pros at Shawnee Optix ensconce eyes in lenses and more than 2,000 stylish frames. Sollars examines eyes for vision changes and potential health problems during each eye exam before handing out fresh prescriptions and pamphlets on blinking in Morse code. Single-vision ($110) and bifocal lenses ($140) arrive enveloped in anti-scratch coating, and add-ons such as Transitions ($40) and polarization ($70–$90) further customize each pair of panes. Specs ($200) by designers such as Gucci, Oliver Peoples, Robert Cavalli, and John Varvatos dapple mugs with simple and embellished designs, and sunglasses ($80–$250) from Ray-Ban and Bolle shield patrons as they sleep through death-metal concerts.
With 20 years of industry experience, Jonathan Sollers at Shawnee Optix graces faces with expertly fitted frames from designer brands such as Nike, Rayban, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs. The shop’s selection of specialty lenses adheres to unique ocular needs with a range of special designs and coating, including polycarbonate, no-line bifocal, scratch-resistant, and barbecue-flavored.