Vision in Hartford

$40 for $150 Toward Prescription Eyewear

Dependable Optical

West Hartford

$150 $40

Spectacle experts help customers find budget-friendly and designer frames to fit their styles and face shapes

Up to 81% Off Prescription Glasses or Prescription Sunglasses

JCPenney Optical

Multiple Locations

$290 $55

Shop stocks wide array of designer frames from brands such as Stafford, Liz Claiborne, Lulu Guinness, and Nicole Miller

$50 for $175 Toward Frames and Single-Vision Lenses

Windsor Optical

Windsor

$175 $50

Single-vision lenses and frames from designer brands such as John Varvatos, BCBG, Tumi, and Royal Dalton

55% Off an Ortho-k Consultation

Dr. Jacqueline Campisi

Waterford

$200 $90

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

51% Off LASIK

Eye Physicians of Northampton

Multiple Locations

$4,550 $2,250

LASIK treatments can help address such visual deficiencies as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism; $50 credit toward sunglasses

45% Off Prescription Eyeglasses

The Eyeglass Lass

New London

$100 $55

Come in, enjoy one-on-one service, and discover the perfect pair of eyeglasses in a unique optical boutique!

61% Off Prescription Eyewear

ESA Optical Shop

Stratford

$100 $39

Licensed optician fits basic and designer frames with prescription lenses

Up to 61% Off at The Vision Shoppe

The Vision Shoppe

Danbury

$100 $40

Frames from brands including Ray-Ban, J Lo, Juicy Couture, Italia Mia, and Easy Clip

$25 for $150 Toward Eyewear at Plante Opticians

Plante Opticians

Plante Opticians

$150 $25

An optician outfits faces with lenses and designer frames from brands such as Gucci, Greg Norman and Nine West

$70 Off Basic Frames and Lenses

My Eye Shoppe

Norwalk

$128 $58

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Off Eye Exams

Pro Vision

Calverton

$175 $79

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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Since placing a pair of glasses on the bridge of its first customer’s nose in 1970, the Marci family has outfitted generations with chic frames and discrete contact lenses. Matt Marci, along with his wife, Lorraine, continues to uphold his parents’ dedication to customer service at Windsor Optical, and maintains an inventory of eyewear that appeals to a number of styles and tastes. Within the cheery tangerine-hued walls of the shop, sparkling cases house frames and sunglasses from brands including Ray-Ban, DKNY, and Gucci that create stylish gazes. A collection of extended wear, disposable, and regular daily-wear contacts culled from a variety of trusted brands ensure undetectable vision repair. Once a month, Windsor Optical invites a licensed optometrist into the shop to perform onsite comprehensive exams that screen for all manner of ocular malady, from cataracts and glaucoma to permanent Magic Eye.

192 Broad St
Windsor,
CT
US

Across Visual Perceptions' three offices, a team of ophthalmologists and optometrists monitors ocular health and accuracy. In addition to standard eye exams, they administer emergency eye care and manage ocular diseases. Their offices house fine visual technology, including an OptiMap retinal-imaging system and an eye chart scribed by e.e. cummings. Once patients collect their fresh prescriptions, they can drop by the optical store, where licensed opticians outfit Gucci, Oakley, and Tom Ford frames with precisely ground lenses.

348 Hartford Tpke
Vernon Rockville,
CT
US

More than 80 years ago, Jack Cohen started selling designer eyewear from a pushcart on Orchard Street. After eight decades, that cart has expanded into more than 100 storefronts whose frames runt the gamut from budget-friendly styles to designer specs from Versace, Fendi, and Calvin Klein. The expert staff helps clients match their glasses to their face shapes and lifestyles. Meanwhile, onsite optometrists dole out prescriptions and screen eyes for diseases such as glaucoma and cat cataracts, which make you only see cats.

113 Westfarms Mall
Farmington,
CT
US

With a seasoned staff, all boasting 15 years or more of optical experience, Visions of Longmeadow equips world-weary eyes with stylish, sturdy, comfortable blinkers. Emphasizing atypical eyewear, these friendly sight shamans deliver a variety of frames to sight-seeking semblances, from top-flight designer brands such as Giorgio Armani to technically innovative Porsche Design and Entourage of 7 ($200+). Most of the lenses have antireflective coatings to reduce the glint of sunlight and to help wearers appear invisible when standing in front of a mirror.

471 Longmeadow St
Longmeadow,
MA
US

Optical Expressions' friendly staff of frame wranglers and licensed optometrists outfits faces with a stylish array of designer eyewear. Like an eagle landing on the runways of Milan, the boutique’s chic frames merge impeccable vision and high fashion through lenses ($69+) and lens holders from well-known labels such as Versace ($209–$350) and Gucci ($300–$429). Each appointment lasts a brief half hour to an hour, efficiently and accurately fixing customers up with a frame to match individual styles. In addition to equipping eyeballs with transparent eyewear, Optical Expressions’ vast emporium of designer sunglasses from Ray-Ban ($99–$179), John Varvatos ($199–$399), and Prada ($199–$400) fashionably shield corneas from the jealous glances of the sun.

1156 Main St
Springfield,
MA
US

Voted the Best Place to Buy Eyewear in 2011 by New Haven Advocate readers, Kennedy & Perkins Guild Opticians focuses gazes and outfits eyes in contemporary designer frames. Owners Richard Kennedy Jr. and J. Dart Messick keep up with the latest face-mounted fashions and airport vending machines by attending eyewear shows from Los Angeles to Milan. Drawing from nearly 1,000 designer frames ($99+), staff frame stylists can suggest styles ideally suited to customers' facial features.

1957 Whitney Ave
North Haven,
CT
US