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$35 for $200 Toward Prescription Eyeglasses

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

Up to 76% Off Prescription Eyewear from SVS Vision 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

68% Off Eye Exam and Glasses at Family Eye Care

Family Eye Care

Multiple Locations

$155 $49

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

Pearle Vision – $39 for $200 Toward Glasses

Pearle Vision

Lakeview

$200 $39

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Prescription lenses set in frames by brands such as Burberry, Versace, Prada, and Ray-Ban

83% Off at Boss Optical

Boss Optical

Armour Square

$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

57% Off LASIK at Vision One Lasik Center

Vision One Lasik Center

Multiple Locations

$4,400 $1,900

Experienced optometrists care for patients before, during & after procedure designed to render glasses obsolete

85% Off Vision Exam and Credit Toward Eyeglasses

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

Up to 81% Off Prescription Glasses

VZN Eyecare

Rogers Park

$200 $39

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Wide selection of single-vision lenses set in basic or designer frames

72% Off Eye Exam and Eyewear

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

Up to 76% Off Prescription Eyewear

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

81% Off Prescription Eyeglasses

Family Eye Care of Bolingbrook

Bolingbrook

$150 $29

Complete pair of prescription eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses; choose from a selection of thousands of frames

76% Off Prescription Glasses or Eye Exams

Seven Bridges Eye Care

Woodridge

$200 $49

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

87% Off at Optical Pro

Optical Pro

Downers Grove

$279 $35

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

50% Off Prescription Eyewear at 21 North Eyecare

21 North Eyecare

Valparaiso

$100 $50

Opticians fit prescription lenses inside designer frames from brands such as Prodesign, Maui Jim, Silhouette, and more

80% Off Toward Prescription Eyeglasses from All 4 Vision

All 4 Vision

Skokie

$100 $20

Vision center showcases frames from top industry brands

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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

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

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

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.

3541 W 95th St
Evergreen Park,
IL
US

The eye doctors at Family Eye Physicians, which include an ophthalmologist with a resume that lists advanced training in pediatric eye care a position as chief resident of John Stroger Hospital, employ the latest technology to perform preventative and restorative services. To diagnose eye issues, they create three-dimensional images with high-resolution optical coherence tomography and use a technique called fluorescein angiography, in which a fluorescent dye is injected into the arm to highlight ocular abnormalities, such as deposits beneath the retina or blood vessel patterns that resemble Elvis. The highly trained team can improve cataract patients' vision at all distances via intraocular lens implants, or make glasses and contacts obsolete with microkeratome or bladeless LASIK vision-correction surgery.

4700 W 95th St
Oak Lawn,
IL
US

Dr. Jordan Jones and his duo of fashion-conscious opticians, Gregory and Joseph Winjum, foster ocular health with comprehensive eye exams, and if necessary, outfit patients with the proper prescription contact lenses and glasses. Both the Chicago and Orland Park locations feature shelves neatly stocked with designer frames from brands such as Paul Smith, Tom Ford, Oliver Peoples, ic! berlin, and Prada. The wide selection of eyeglasses ensures that clients can find the appropriate styles to suit their face shapes, lifestyles, and superhero alter egos.

14215 S La Grange Rd
Orland Park,
IL
US

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