Vision in Pontiac

Prescription Glasses, Prescription Sunglasses, and Multifocal Glasses at JCPenney Optical (Up to 81% Off)

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

$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

$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 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

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

$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

$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

$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

$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

Select Local Merchants

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.

2524 W Farrelly Ave
Peoria,
IL
US

With locations in 13 states across America, Stanton Optical helps clients from Georgia to California achieve better vision with prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contacts. Its shelves are stocked with more than 3,000 frames and sunglasses from high-end brands, including Coach, Calvin Klein, and Armani. Full-service onsite labs help optometrists immediately craft glasses and clone monocles without the delay of sending eyewear elsewhere. Eye exams are performed by independent eye doctors conveniently located within or adjacent to Stanton Optical stores.

2415 W Glen Ave
Peoria,
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.

333 N Weber Rd
Bolingbrook,
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.

1243 W Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook,
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.

755 E Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook,
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