At the Eye Care Center of Colorado Springs, licensed Doctors of Optometry employ state-of-the-art technology to peruse peepers with expert care. An eye exam safeguards against the unexpected assailment of serious visual vexations, such as glaucoma and provides prescriptive information pertaining to corrective lenses. Although not included with this Groupon, Eye Care Center’s display cases sport several styles of designer eyeglasses, as well as backroom shelves stocked with name-brand and specialty contact lenses for eyeballs in need of assistance.
Professional Optical Dispensary, Inc. is a spectacle seeker’s dream, stocking a bevy of single-vision lenses, bifocals, and specialty frames designed to correct ocular maladies or protect retinas from the sun. The shop’s experienced eye docs, certified by the American Board of Opticianry, commence each visit by happily hunting down the perfect prescription for each guest during exams. Friendly staffers then help clients to rifle through a wide selection of European and American frames from designers such as Bebe, Fendi, and Vera Bradley to find the pair most likely to catch the eye of one of People magazine's top 100 sexiest mathematicians.
Optique de Mel's optician owner, Mel Clague, personally assists customers while cultivating a stylish garden of designer frames and lenses for men, women, and children. Pick a set of eye fences from the almost 40 frames populating the Richard Scot collection, which pairs thin, impact-resistant lenses with metal, plastic, or handcrafted frames available in two to three colors. An invisible, anti-reflective coating covers each lightweight, UV-resistant lens to improve night driving, thwart fluorescent lighting fatigue, combat computer glare, and increase the chance of victory during staring contests with laser-eyed robots. It typically takes at least a half hour for Clague to properly fit glasses before sending a courier owl to the land of frame-forging with the order, expecting the majestic creatures to return 2–5 days later with the personalized spectacles. Each lens is then carefully finagled into its home on-site. The one-year limited warranty covers manufacturer defects to guarantee a level of quality normally reserved for the royal retinas of duchesses, dukes, and calculator salesman.
The Leechpit dandifies the lives of its customers with vintage duds, records, collectibles, and art salvaged from back in the day. Providing shoppers with wares from roughly the 1940s through the 1990s, The Leechpit stocks garments such as throwback T-shirts ($20) and a clutter of belt buckles ($15). Waists can be graced with the inspiring logo of Jack Daniels or the all-American shrieks of an eagle demon. Customers can browse through Adam Leech’s hand-carved hobo nickels for a creative approach to fiscal austerity. Records collected from multiple musical movements, from jazz to punk, industrial, and psychedelic, spice up silent basement apartments or double as drivers on a vintage disc-golf course.
Elite Vision maintains eye health and focuses blurred vision with the help of advanced optical technology. It is one of the few practices in Colorado that determines glasses prescriptions with the Topcon CV-5000 refraction system, it uses digital fundus photography to evaluate eye health without dilation, and all of its medical documents are electronically stored and encrypted to protect each patient's privacy.
Onsite docs fit patients for new specs by designer brands such as Armani, Juicy Couture, Oakley, and Gucci. Lenses can be customized to be especially light or to have nonglare coating or progressive thicknesses. The selection of contacts includes some that can be worn and slept in for 30 days straight, and the sportswear collection includes glasses designed specifically for cycling, hunting, running, and train-spotting.