330 East Fordham Road, Bronx

$29 for an Eye Exam and $250 Toward Designer Prescription Glasses at General Vision Optical ($310 Value)

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Optometrist checks eyes for changes in vision & signs of disease; vision center carries frames from brands such as Nike, Gucci & Lacoste

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Lesley
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
August 1, 2020
The service is terrible unless you like getting ignored for a guy who’s trying to hit on you. The lady Maria didn’t know how to fill out the paperwork. And Groupon doesn’t state that you MUST pay for glasses to actually get the deal price. Just walk in and give them your $75.
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zelma
4 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 5, 2018
The staff was very nice and was very warm.
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Charles
4 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
May 17, 2017
Deal was not properly explained
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Eunkyung
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
February 23, 2017
The price in groupon is wrong. The lowest /cheapest one was $500, not $310. Nothing at $310 value and with $250 discount, the minimum cost was $250. It is a fake and I had to come back losing all the time & efforts. It's a fake
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Dahiana
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
January 24, 2017
The eye exam was not a full exam; it was just to see what your prescription would be. In order to redeem the 250 credit towards glasses, I was told I needed to spend a minimum of 500 dollars and pay 250 out of pocket. An example I was given was Ray Bans which definitely do not cost 500 dollars. I was able to go somewhere else and find Ray Bans for 263 dollars with one year warranty, anti-reflective, and digital block (filters out blue rays from screens like computers and phones) - so much less (for so much more) than the supposed 500 dollars they were trying to tell me it cost. If I wanted a "no brand" pair of glasses, the cheapest price was supposedly 150 dollars and the groupon was not to be applied to that. I simply asked for my prescription, and I was asked for 50 dollars for that and then it was said, "no, don't charge her since she has the groupon". Glad the groupon counted for something. They seemed upset that I didn't want to buy any of their ridiculously overpriced glasses.
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Veronica
31 ratings6 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 18, 2016
Ver y profesional
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Shairee
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 15, 2016
The service was quick, however they signed me up for a credit car I did not want.
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Giselle
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 29, 2016
Super friendly staff and awesome frames to choose from. Def would come back!!
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About This Deal

The Deal

  • $29 for an eye exam and $250 toward prescription glasses ($310 value)

Nearsightedness and Farsightedness: Squished Spheres

If you spend a lot of time squinting, it’s likely that you have myopia or hyperopia. Read on to see what’s going on inside nearsighted and farsighted eyes.

As light enters a perfectly round eyeball it passes through a lens called the cornea and gets focused on an area in the back of the eye called the retina, much like a movie projector’s beam hitting a guy standing up in the front row. The retina converts this light into visual information with photosensitive cells called rods and cones—which dispatch the resulting data to the brain, producing a crystal-clear image. But, for a majority of people there’s one hitch: approximately 65% of adults possess misshapen eyeballs that skew the way light hits the retina, resulting in vision problems.

In the case of nearsightedness, or myopia, the eye takes on an oblong shape, causing incoming light rays to meet—and thus focus—at a point just shy of the retina. By the time the rays have actually reached the retina, they’ve begun to diverge again. The farther away the object reflecting light is from the eye, the more pronounced this effect will be, resulting in blurry vision at a distance. In farsighted eyes, it’s just the opposite: the light isn’t focused yet when it reaches the retina (consider a movie projector positioned too close to the screen), although the blurring this produces is less noticeable at greater distances.

These very common conditions have filled medical logs for 2,000 years, before which time everything was bigger so it didn’t matter as much. It wasn’t until the advent of corrective lenses in the 16th century, however, that anyone was able to do anything about it. For nearsighted eyes, convex lenses filter light through a surface that’s thinner at the center than at the edges, giving light rays an extra boost so they can converge on the retina for a clear, clean image. Lenses for the farsighted are thicker at the center, bending the light so that it, too, lands right where it should.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment recommended; subject to availability. Walk-in's welcome. In-store only; contact individual locations for specific frame selection. Valid for 1 pair of eyeglasses. Not valid for contact lens exam and contact lenses. Extra $45 fee for contact lens fitting. Offer valid for premium lenses and designer frames. Limit 3 per person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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