$40 for $250 Toward Designer Eyeglass Frames and Lenses at Spectacle Shoppe

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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 $40, you get $250 toward designer frames and lenses at Spectacle Shoppe, with locations in Burnsville, New Brighton, Rogers, St. Paul, and West St. Paul.

Spectacle Shoppe's oft-awarded cache of more than 12,000 designer and vintage frames adds interest to oculars, and lenses ground in the in-house lab sharpen blurred vision. The stock includes 8 Below Zero fashion glasses designed by owner David Ulrich, designer frames from Bvlgari, Mikado, and Ralph Lauren, as well the cat-eye spectacles of vintage frames. The store's helpful face framers have adorned the nose bridges of celebrity clientele including Kenneth Branagh, Bette Midler, J-Lo, and Snuffleupagus. Customers can find bold frames covered in eel or adorned with mink, opt for subtle pairs, or select professionally elegant monocles to sport. Most frames range from $189 to $499, and the most frequently spotted price tag reads $259.

Spectacle Shoppe's in-house lab merges stylishly formed frames with sight-clearing functionality, grinding lenses to each client's needs. Single-vision lenses offer uniform sight calibration ($30–$429), and bifocal ($199–$299), trifocal ($229–$289), and progressive lenses ($259–$650) allow for multiple prescription strengths. Additional add-ons include polarization to reduce glare ($129) and tinting to shield eyes from the sun's sequined cabaret routines ($40).

Spectacle Shoppe

Entrepreneur and frame designer David Ulrich has cleared the vision of Twin Cities citizens since 1969. Besides creating a wealth of exclusive eyeglasses frames, such as the sleek 8 Below Zero collection and the retro-inspired Studebaker line, Ulrich opened Spectacle Shoppe to serve customers’ optic needs. There, teams of certified opticians accurately assess prescriptions and fashion single-vision, progressive, or bifocal lenses in the in-house lab. Clients confer with the staff to design custom frames or choose from the shop's thousands of one-of-a-kind frames, vintage cat's-eye styles, and double monocles.


The selection was amazing; I've never seen such a huge inventory in the 20 years that I've worn glasses.

Marianne 1964, Citysearch, 4/23/10

Great customer service, honest employees, and I will definitely be back once my eyes get worse (which they always do).

Holly W., Yelp, 1/29/11

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Great place, knowledgeable and friendly people, large array of choices, fast service.”

  • “Spectacle Shoppe has great selection and service - they made picking out a new frame for glasses very easy and enjoyable.”

  • “Joe was VERY helpful!! He KNOWS his stuff VERY WELL!!!”

  1. A

    New Brighton

    2050 Silver Lake Rd.

    New Brighton, Minnesota 55112


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  2. B

    Burnsville Center

    2001 Burnsville Center

    Burnsville, Minnesota 55306


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  3. C


    350 Saint Peter St.

    Suite 297

    St. Paul, Minnesota 55102


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In a Nutshell

Oft-awarded shop stocks more than 12,000 vintage & designer frames from Bvlgari, Mikado & Ralph Lauren inset with lenses ground in-house

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 25th, 2012. Limit 1 per visit. In-store only. Cannot combine with insurance or other offers. In-stock items only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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