Poor eyesight causes countless complications, from misfiring winks at strangers to accidentally asking a mannequin to prom. Avoid uncomfortable slow dances with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a comprehensive eye exam (a $75 value) and $200 toward prescription glasses at Amalgamated Eyes in Union (a $275 total value). This Groupon is valid toward both frames and lenses.
At Amalgamated Eyes, seasoned optometrist Dr. Russell Kateman inspects orbs and outfits them in spectacles by Prada, Ray-Ban, Giorgio Armani, and other fashion-forward designers. Staff will determine each peeper's precise prescription with the help of a computerized eye exam, which can detect glaucoma and visual fields and decide whether eye strains are caused by computer use or staring contests with copy machines. After the exam, guests can add style to their upper heads with designer frames from Amalgamated Eyes' vast inventory. Giorgio Armani frames ($275) can come outfitted with progressive lenses ($395); meanwhile, Ray-Bans ($155) with single-vision lenses ($139.99) can get a clarity boost thanks to antireflective coating ($95). Clients can also opt to shield eyes from summer sunshine or nearby belly-flop splashes with a sleek pair of sunglasses.
Dr. Russell Kateman helms Amalgamated Eyes, where he harnesses his two decades of optometry experience to bolster the sight of his clients through thorough exams and fashionably functional eyewear. During exams, he checks for glaucoma, general visual acuity, and drafts in the window to the soul. Prescriptions furnished from exams then can go on to fuel stylish frames from designers such as Prada and Armani.