According to legend, Benjamin Franklin forged the first bifocals in a pizza oven fueled by a discarded early draft of the Declaration of Independence that ended every sentence with an emoticon. Support the forefathers of ocular independence with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get $100 worth of online eyewear products from LensWay.
Founded as Coastal Contacts more than 10 years ago, LensWay has evolved into an online optical store stocked with high-quality brand names and private-label vision-care products—helping millions of sightseers enjoy the intricacies of the World’s Largest Rubber Band Ball. Choose from premium brands such as Gucci, Ray Ban, and Marc Jacobs—or accept an invitation to dealer-exclusive pupil parties thrown by Derek Cardigan, Michelle Lane, and Kam Dhillon. Prescription eyeglasses start at $38, with an average checkout price totaling around $100, including the cost of upgrades (tints, lenses, and coatings). Those looking to ditch the specs for a night out on the town can pop in contacts from brands such as Acuvue and Optix. Prices start as low as $16.98/box. LensWay’s money-back guarantee ensures that bespectacled bobbleheads will give the company’s cornea-correcting services their perpetual nod of approval.