Vision in Southbridge

Up to 81% Off Prescription Glasses or Prescription Sunglasses

JCPenney Optical

Holyoke Mall

$290 $55

Shop stocks wide array of designer frames from brands such as Stafford, Liz Claiborne, Lulu Guinness, and Nicole Miller

$50 for $175 Toward Frames and Single-Vision Lenses

Windsor Optical

Windsor

$175 $50

Single-vision lenses and frames from designer brands such as John Varvatos, BCBG, Tumi, and Royal Dalton

51% Off LASIK

Eye Physicians of Northampton

Multiple Locations

$4,550 $2,250

LASIK treatments can help address such visual deficiencies as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism; $50 credit toward sunglasses

78% Off Glasses or Sunglasses at The Optical View in Framingham

The Optical View

Framingham

$225 $50

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Thousands of frames from brands such as Gucci, Coach & Oakley sheathe eyes in prescription specs & sunglasses

$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

89% Off at Weston EyeCare

Weston EyeCare

Weston

$180 $19

Frames from brands such as Prada, Kate Spade, Ray-Ban, and Tom Ford

$45 for $180 Toward Prescription Eyewear

Vision Center of Westboro

Westborough

$180 $45

Stylish glasses and sunglasses frames from Burberry, DKNY, and Polo Ralph Lauren outfitted with custom lenses

69% Off Eye Exam at Abdul Khaliq M.D.

Abdul Khaliq M.D.

West Hartford

$160 $50

Board-certified ophthalmologist conducts vision evaluations for new patients, then recommends any necessary treatments

$40 for $150 Toward Prescription Eyewear

Dependable Optical

West Hartford

$150 $40

Spectacle experts help customers find budget-friendly and designer frames to fit their styles and face shapes

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The on-staff optician at Plante Opticians outfits eyes with prescription lenses and frames crafted by a bevy of name-brand designers such as Gucci, Tag Heuer, and Ogi. Inside the boutique, voted Best of Worcester by Worcester Mag in 2009, an abundance of mirrors and deep-blue walls flanks shelves of stylish eyewear.

1099 Pleasant St
Worcester,
MA
US

The Eyeglass Factory, with hundreds of colorful frames that range in style from austere to flashy, is a treasure trove for prescription holders. As lens grinders work behind the scenes to churn out corrective spectacles, with a typical turnaround time of one hour, customers are entertained by the endless permutations of color and style in frames from designers including EyeFunc and Thierry Mugler. Generic options surround peepers in a wide range of hues at lower prices, ideal for those who lose their glasses frequently or need to make a large pile of stuffed animals seem more refined.

276 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury,
MA
US

For more than 26 years, the staff at Vision Center of Westboro has been correcting their guests’ vision with the latest frame styles and cutting-edge lens and optometry technology. To correct these vision-related problems, the staff prescribes scratch- and impact-resistant lenses that reduce glare from streetlights, oncoming traffic, and infomercials for BluBlockers. Friendly staffers help guests select feature-flattering frames from Ray-Ban, Nike, and Prada, and they fit these glasses and sunglasses frames with custom lenses to keep their vision clear.

30 Lyman St.
Westboro,
Massachusetts
US

Now in their 10th year of dueling instruction, U.S. Fencing Association–certified coaches Michael and Anne Olson invite local squires to apprentice under the blade at their 3,500-square-foot sword school. At Blackstone Valley Fencing Academy, students ranked amateur through Arthurian clash in a safe and controlled environment over the course of six weekly classes. Beginning swordspersons are required to take the intro to fencing class, while experienced participants can wield their choice of foil, épée, or slashing saber as they parry and riposte across the academy’s four regulation-length electric-fencing strips. Sessions are divided by age for jousters as young as 7, and you can check the class schedule here. Participants should wear an embroidered gambeson and burnished chain mail, or at least court shoes and comfortable long pants.

68 Cumberland St
Woonsocket,
RI
US

Everyone is treated like family at Duquette Family Eye Care. We provide professional, quality eye care to patients of all ages. Call to schedule an appointment and/or to see if we accept your medical insurance. Our office hours are Monday and Wednesday 8:30 - 6:00; Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 - 5:00; Friday 8:00 - 3:00.

283 Pond St
Woonsocket,
RI
US

With a seasoned staff, all boasting 15 years or more of optical experience, Visions of Longmeadow equips world-weary eyes with stylish, sturdy, comfortable blinkers. Emphasizing atypical eyewear, these friendly sight shamans deliver a variety of frames to sight-seeking semblances, from top-flight designer brands such as Giorgio Armani to technically innovative Porsche Design and Entourage of 7 ($200+). Most of the lenses have antireflective coatings to reduce the glint of sunlight and to help wearers appear invisible when standing in front of a mirror.

471 Longmeadow St
Longmeadow,
MA
US