When stranded in the wilderness, glasses can help you turn sunbeams into fire or look smart as you explain the inedibility of man to a family of grizzly bears. Equip your eyes for the great outdoors with this Groupon.
$49 for $200 Toward Prescription Eyeglasses and Sunglasses
Frames by designers such as OGA, Porsche, Tom Ford, and Silhouette range from $179 to $400 and can be filled with standard single-vision lenses ($129+) or Zeiss lenses with Crizal antireflective treatment ($419). Glasses are ready in about 10 days.
Before they opened Character Eyez, licensed opticians Bob and Linda Jack worked for a leading eyewear provider. Today, they extract only the best practices from this experience to run their independent shop, such as working directly with top designers and affixing frames with precision lenses by Varilux and Carl Zeiss. Their cozy stone building is located within Naples Bay Resort, where a striped awning beckons passersby and serves as a landing pad for nearsighted seagulls. Inside, staffers stock shelves with designer frames by Swissflex, Versace, and Ray-Ban.