Vision in Michigan City

$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

$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

$1,999 for a LASIK Procedure for Both Eyes at LASIK Specialists LLC ($4,400 Value)

LASIK Specialists LLC

Multiple Locations

$4,400 $1,999

The doctor can reshape both corneas with his chosen laser, a quick procedure that has sharpened many patients’ vision to 20/20 or better

$30 for an Eye Exam ($45 Value) and $200 Toward Eyewear at Stanton Optical ($245 Value)

Stanton Optical

Mishawaka

$245 $30

More than 3,000 prescription glasses and sunglasses from brands such as Armani, Coach, and Nike

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 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

$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

$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

$35 for $200 Toward Prescription Glasses or Sunglasses at Vision Central Glenview

Vision Central Glenview

Glenview

$200 $35

Optometrist fits folks for prescription glasses or sunglasses in on-trend frames by Ray Ban, Bvlgari, and Prada

Select Local Merchants

The professional visionaries at Eye Designs see to ocular health while also attending to mid-face fashion with a variety of designer frames. Give struggling eyeballs an intelligent look with frames from such sharp brands as Ted Baker ($150), Genevieve Boutique (Rene frames, $120), or Gucci 2769 Strass ($300). A pair of Nike Veer ($149) or Fendi 5092 sunglasses ($344) renders bright days crisper and shadier than an apple from a Disney villain. Near- and far-sighted customers can also fill frames with a choice of basic and advanced lenses, such as the SV lens ($100), polycarbonate lens ($115), and SV Transition lens ($155). Eye Designs' experts can help determine what lens type will work best for each customer depending on ocular health, lifestyle, and eye strain from staring at heavy objects.

8100 Broadway
Merrillville,
IN
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.

10138 Indianapolis Boulevard
Highland,
IN
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.

1530 Torrence Ave
Calumet City,
IL
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

Staffed by a medical team that includes board-certified eye surgeons as well as facial plastic surgeons, Michiana Eye Center & Facial Plastic Surgery helps patients not only improve the way they see the world but also the way the world sees them. Ophthalmologists and optometrists routinely tackle imparities such as nearsightedness and cataracts with appointments ranging from routine eye exams to laser vision correction. The center's Optical Shoppe houses highly trained opticians who help match patrons with prescription eyewear, contact lenses, or designer monocles. Clients hoping to enhance their appearances sans new eyewear can swing by for skincare services by a licensed aesthetician or plastic surgery by Dr. Adam Cohen.

401 N Michigan St
South Bend,
IN
US

With its talented quartet of physicians — Drs. Steve Gerber, Bruce Schwartz, Marcia Suvelza, and Eric Yoon — and advanced ocular services, Advanced Ophthalmology of Michiana provides comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages, from infants to adults. Keep eyes in proper fighting and reading form with a comprehensive eye exam, which runs sight orbs through a diagnostic obstacle course, giving them the chance to boast about their peripheral-vision records or champion discus throws. An eye expert will then determine the patient’s prescription using a multi-eyed phoropter and will use the discerning slit lamp to peer deep within the inner workings of the lens and cornea to look for potential problem areas or ocular-dwelling arachnids.

707 N Michigan St
South Bend,
IN
US

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