Like hardboiled detectives, prescription lenses clear up blurry mysteries and frequently end up framed. Focus on the facts with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $175 toward a pair of prescription glasses at Brookside Optical, valid at its three locations in Olathe, Overland Park, and Prairie Village. This Groupon may be used toward flexible-spending plans.
Brookside Optical's designer eyewear waits in frame-packed display cases before traveling to future face-homes, promoting looks from edgy to conservative. Colorful frames ($100+) by small manufacturers and such designers as l.a. Eyeworks, Ronit Fürst, and Anne et Valentin adorn visages in refined retro-style shapes such as the cat-eye, or futuristic looks such as jet-pack-equipped spectacles. After selecting their desired glasses, patrons can hand over their prescription to the resident lens grinder to have the frames outfitted with a set of corrective lenses ($75).
Leon Butler opened Brookside Optical in 1989 with the vision that all clients, even those with hard-to-correct eyesight, could have access to stylish eyewear. Today, the shelves stock colorful frames ($100+) by small manufacturers and such designers as l.a. Eyeworks, Theo, and Anne et Valentin. Whether in retro cat-eye shapes or planted with futuristic jet packs, each pair of glasses is crafted by the on-site lab and ready to wear within days.