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.
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.
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.
At Metro Eye Care, a staff of experts checks the ocular health of clients aged 5 and older and helps to improve vision with ideal sets of glasses, contacts, or shades. Comprehensive eye exams with the optometrist not only yield prescriptions, but also check for disorders, diseases, and the mythical apple of each patient's eye. After the proper prescription has been identified, a team member can help patrons to peruse the vast collection of designer eyewear from brands including bebe, BCGB, and Nike. Metro Eye Care fits these frames with lenses that range from basic plastic varieties to Gunnar Advanced Computer Eyewear. For a frame-free style, the staff also fits eyes with contact lenses.
Located in Sears stores or at adjacent offices, Sears Optical's independent optometrists screen peepers to determine accurate prescriptions and diagnose any health problems. As doctors position a refractive device over the eyes, flipping through lenses of varying strengths, patients describe the level of clarity with which they can see the purple zebra dancing in the far corner. In addition to the prescriptive exam, doctors may use eye drops to dilate the pupil to scrutinize the retina.