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

For Eyes Optical

Multiple Locations

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

$200 $35

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

Seven Bridges Eye Care

Woodridge

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

$200 $49

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

Optical Pro

Downers Grove

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

$279 $35

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

Wear Eyewear

Multiple Locations

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

$200 $50

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$49 for an Eye Exam, Retinal Photography, and Eyeglasses Credit at Dr. William B Brand & Associates ($400 Value)

Dr. William B Brand & Associates

Multiple Locations

Optometrists perform a comprehensive eye exam & digital retinal photography; eyewear credit valid toward RayBan, Prada, Tory Burch & more

$400 $49

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

Family Eye Care

Multiple Locations

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

$155 $49

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$49 for Eye Exam and $169 Toward Prescription Lens and Frames at Total Vision Family Eye Care ($279 Value)

Total Vision Family Eye Care

Bartlett

Frames from Michael Kors, Juicy Couture, and Calvin Klein adorn newly minted prescription lenses

$279 $49

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$39 for an Eye Exam and $150 Toward Prescription Eyewear at Nuccio Optometrists ($200 Value)

Nuccio Optometrists

Nuccio Optometrists

Seasoned optometrists examine eyes and outfit faces with designer frames and single-vision lenses

$200 $39

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Wisconsin Vision’s crew screens eyes for aberrations and illnesses and presides over an extensive selection of designer frames and lenses. At each location, optometrists perform thorough exams, producing prescriptions that recommend single-vision or progressive lenses from Zeiss. Newly ground lenses can then be fitted into any number of designer frames from the likes of Ray-Ban, Coach, or Calvin Klein. Antiscratch coatings protect the glass panes, and Transitions lenses allow any set of specs to turn into sunglasses when one steps outside or auditions for a classic-rock band.

2239 West Jefferson Street
Joliet,
IL
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.

1701 N Larkin Ave
Crest Hill,
IL
US

Though there are 130 For Eyes Optical stores around the United States, the company still has the heart of a small start-up. Owned and operated since 1972, when a small group of friends started it in Philadelphia, aiming for quality eyewear manufacturing as well as customer service. These same friends, aided by a few family members, still lead the franchise today. They ensure that each location adheres to their original principles and mandates for mustard-colored shag carpets.

In each store, expert independent doctors test clients' visual acuity and general eye health with comprehensive exams. Then, a store associate helps each person outfit their eyes with designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, D&G, and Versace. For Eyes Optical has its own advanced 40,000-square foot optical lab in in Hialeah, Florida, where technicians shape, surface, and coat the lenses to fit each person's exact prescription. After creating the lenses?whether plastic, polycarbonate, or trivex Toughlites?they inspect and fit each into its corresponding frame by hand, a process that ensures quality control and guards against the robots, whose first objective is to hinder our eyesight.

141 N Weber Rd
Bolingbrook,
IL
US

Prescription glasses help improve 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.

259 N Weber Rd
Bolingbrook,
IL
US

Ulta's licensed staff, which partakes in ongoing training to keep skills sharp, creates customized looks and expert image enhancement using acclaimed beauty products. Like a loaf of bread in a space shuttle with a broken sunroof, hairstyles can grow stale between salon visits. A 45-minute coif-cultivation session, in which the stylist takes into account face shape and lifestyle, energizes follicles and forges a salon-fresh look. In the one-hour Dermalogica facial, an aesthetic augur examines skin in order to customize a course of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing session with Dermalogica products. The treatment leaves skin impeccable, like a recently buffed and oiled slab of marble.

2510 US Highway 34
Oswego,
IL
US

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.

2700 US Highway 34
Oswego,
IL
US