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 today’s Groupon proves: for $49, you get $200 worth of eyeglasses or sunglasses at SVS Vision.
Since 1974, SVS Vision has been rescuing squinters with a full line of eyeglasses and sunglasses. Spectacles from designers such as Coach, Ed Hardy, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Ray-Ban line the walls and stylishly correct vision for men, women, and children ($59+). Next to javelins, sunshine is an eye’s worst enemy, and SVS combats this bright-orange foe with an array of prescription sunglasses. The sight shop also prides itself on its bevy of lens options, featuring scratchproof, glare-resistant, and bifocal varieties ($79+).
SVS Vision plays matchmaker between heads and specs, thanks to a helpful, well-trained staff. Employees can assist with each step of the selection process, providing insight about which frames fit your face or work best for specific needs, such as reading, driving, or traveling back to the Paleolithic era.
SVS Vision Center
SVS Vision Center’s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 60 locations sprawled across 8 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Vision Center’s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.