Vision in Hobart

$49 for $200 Worth of Prescription Eyeglasses or Prescription Sunglasses at SVS Optical Center

SVS Optical Center

Multiple Locations

$200 $49

Frames by Coach, Bebe, Ray-Ban, and Gucci hold lenses with scratch coating and UV protection or polarization

$35 for $200 Toward Prescription Eyeglasses with Designer Frames at For Eyes Optical

For Eyes Optical

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

Designer frames from Burberry, Prada, and Ray-Ban contain light, resilient Toughlites lenses with a 30-day comfort zone guarantee

$50 for $100 Toward Prescription Eyeglasses or Sunglasses at 21 North Eyecare

21 North Eyecare

Valparaiso

$100 $50

Opticians fit prescription lenses inside designer frames from brands such as Prodesign, Maui Jim, Silhouette, and more

$99 for an Eye Exam and $200 Towards Complete Pair of Glasses at Gailmard Eye Center ($379 Value)

Gailmard Eye Center

Munster

$379 $99

Comprehensive exams obtain exact prescriptions, while patients select from over 2,000 frames from Michael Kors, Coach, Polo, and Ray Ban

$49 for an Eye Exam and $100 Toward a Complete Pair of Glasses at Family Eye Care ($155 Value)

Family Eye Care

Multiple Locations

$155 $49

Fashionable frames from brands such as Roseco Optics, Blink, and Dolce & Gabbana; digitally processed and Transitions lenses

Prescription Eyeglasses at Chicagoland Eye Associates (Up to 81% Off). Two Options Available.

Chicagoland Eye Associates

Beverly

$200 $39

Optometrists conduct OCT exams and create glasses using frames from brands such as Ray Ban, Prada, and Jones New York

$39 for $200 Toward a Complete Pair of Prescription Glasses at VZN Eye Care ($200 Value)

VZN Eyecare

Chicago

$200 $39

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Wide selection of single-vision lenses set in basic or designer frames

$39 for an Eye Exam and $200 Toward Prescription Eyewear and Sunglasses at Smart Optical ($235 Value)

Smart Optical

Multiple Locations

$235 $39

Comprehensive eye exam with credit toward prescription eyewear and prescription sunglasses

$39 for $200 Toward a Complete Pair of Prescription Eyeglasses at Pearle Vision

Pearle Vision

Lakeview

$200 $39

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Prescription lenses set in frames by brands such as Burberry, Versace, Prada, and Ray-Ban

$1,900 for LASIK Surgery at Vision One Lasik Center ($4,400 Value)

Vision One Lasik Center

Multiple Locations

$4,400 $1,900

Experienced optometrists care for patients before, during & after procedure designed to render glasses obsolete

$39 for a Complete Eye Exam Plus $200 Off Eyeglasses at Chicago Vision Club ($259 Value)

Chicago Vision Club

Multiple Locations

$259 $39

Exam screens for astigmatism and other vision ailments, and $200 credit can be applied toward selection of designer frames

$59 for an Eye Exam and $150 Toward a Complete Pair of Prescription Glasses at Chicago Eye Care Center ($209 Value)

Chicago Eye Care Center

West Rogers Park

$209 $59

An optometrist inspects eyes to determine prescriptions and check for ailments; clients browse eyeglass frames from Stetson, D&G, and Coach

Designer Sunglasses or Prescription Glasses at Wear Eyewear (Up to 75% Off)

Wear Eyewear

Multiple Locations

$200 $50

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Team of fashion-conscious opticians fosters ocular health and outfits faces with ic! berlin, Prada, Tom Ford, and Paul Smith frames

$39 for a Complete Eye Exam with $200 Toward Prescription Glasses or Sunglasses at Boss Optical ($235 Value)

Boss Optical

Chinatown

$235 $39

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Frames from Prada, Ray-Ban, Gucci, D&G, Coach, Dior, Tom Ford, and Salvatore Ferragamo are fitted with prescription clear or tinted lenses

$59 for an Eye Exam and $175 Toward a Complete Pair of Glasses at West Loop Eye Care ($265 Value)

West Loop Eye Care

Near West Side

$265 $59

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Following a comprehensive exam, patients can choose from a variety of frames and lenses by Ray-Ban, Gucci, and Prada

$49 for $200 Toward Prescription Eyewear at Family Eye Care of Elmwood Park

Family Eye Care of Elmwood Park

Elmwood Park

$200 $49

Complete pair of eyeglasses, which includes designer frames and prescription lenses that range in price

$20 for $100 Toward a Complete Pair of Prescription Eyeglasses from All 4 Vision

All 4 Vision

Skokie

$100 $20

Vision center showcases frames from top industry brands

Eye Exam or $100 for $200 Worth of Eye-Care Services and Products from Darin L. Strako, O.D.

Darin L. Strako, O.D.

Skokie

$130 $49

Doctor with specialty in pediatric vision care and contact lenses provides eye exams or services such as contact-lens exams and fittings

$35 for an Eye Exam and $200 Towards Prescription Eyeglasses at Optical Pro ($279 Value)

Optical Pro

Downers Grove

$279 $35

Doctors inspect eyes for disease and vision problems, decorating faces with frames from high-end labels

$29 for $150 Towards Complete Pair of Prescription Glasses at Family Eye Care of Bolingbrook

Family Eye Care of Bolingbrook

Bolingbrook

$150 $29

Complete pair of prescription eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses; choose from a selection of thousands of frames

$49 for $200 Worth of Prescription Glasses, Sunglasses, or Eye Exams at Seven Bridges Eye Care

Seven Bridges Eye Care

Woodridge

$200 $49

Eye exams or prescription glasses from brands including Coach, Oakley, and Ray-Ban

Select Local Merchants

With locations throughout the Midwest, Vision Center At Meijer's eye mavens outfit more than 700 frames with lenses carefully crafted in their own laboratory to specifically suit the eyes and face of each patient. Doctors demonstrate their care for patients' eyes by making sure all of them have a precise, up-to-date prescription. The center also works to keep frame prices low to help more patients find pairs of glasses within their price ranges.

10138 Indianapolis Boulevard
Highland,
IN
US

The included eye exam will determine your visual acuity, which compares your vision to the 20/20 standard. Read on to find out what this metric really means.

20/20 Vision: An Imperfect Ratio

Possessing 20/20 vision may be considered perfect, a level of visual acuity reserved for Navy pilots and the bald eagles that train them, but in fact it's not even close to average. Developed by Dutch optometrist Hermann Snellen in the 1860s, the 20/20 standard is a somewhat arbitrary distinction. After inventing his now-iconic eye chart?which consists of lines of standardized letters that get progressively smaller?Snellen also instituted the concept of a ratio to define the clarity of a patient's vision. The denominator represents how many feet away a person of normal visual acuity could stand while still discerning the letters with the same level of clarity as the patient. In other words, 20/40 vision means the patient needs to stand 20 feet away to make out the same size letters as a person with standard vision can from 40 feet.

Because the 20/20 standard is arbitrary, many people actually have considerably better eyesight, represented by such ratios as 20/15 or 20/10. In fact, in the U.S., the average visual acuity is sharper than 20/20 until about age 60 or 70, when people's vision naturally starts to decline as their bangs finally grow past their eyes. Also, though it's useful for determining basic shortcomings of vision, an eye chart can't diagnose a proper glasses or contact prescription. To determine that, optometrists test many other factors, including depth perception, peripheral vision, x-ray vision, and focusing skills.

630 Ridge Road
Munster,
IN
US

Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Versace, Ray-Ban, and DKNY. If they're not in the store, clients can utilize the Try-On tool, uploading a photo to see what they or their dog looks like in different types of glasses. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.

3541 W 95th St
Evergreen Park,
IL
US

Since starting his business in 1988, Dr. Dennis Gaeta has honed the vision of more than 18,000 active patients. He makes each pair of eyeglasses himself to ensure the accuracy of the prescription, which can be presented in digitally processed lenses, no-line bifocals, and Transitions lenses that adjust to the amount of light both outdoors and inside the car. These lenses get fitted into fashionable frames from brands such as Bellagio, Mandalay, and Modern Optics.

17730 Oak Park Ave
Tinley Park,
IL
US

The eye doctors at Family Eye Physicians, which include an ophthalmologist with a resume that lists advanced training in pediatric eye care a position as chief resident of John Stroger Hospital, employ the latest technology to perform preventative and restorative services. To diagnose eye issues, they create three-dimensional images with high-resolution optical coherence tomography and use a technique called fluorescein angiography, in which a fluorescent dye is injected into the arm to highlight ocular abnormalities, such as deposits beneath the retina or blood vessel patterns that resemble Elvis. The highly trained team can improve cataract patients' vision at all distances via intraocular lens implants, or make glasses and contacts obsolete with microkeratome or bladeless LASIK vision-correction surgery.

4700 W 95th St
Oak Lawn,
IL
US

Though SEE Eyewear?s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a-kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop?s exclusive coveted selection.

From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn?t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.

808 W Armitage Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

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