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$40 for an Eyeglasses Exam and $200 Worth of Prescription Eyewear at Erker’s Fine Eyewear ($319 Value)

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Family-owned business open since 1879 outfits eyes with stylish boutique frames from Coach, Gucci & Eye Roc & performs thorough exams

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Promotional value expires Jul 11, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. In-store only. Not valid for sale items. Not valid with insurance. Extra $50 fee for contact lens exam. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Eyeglasses are an elegant marriage of form and function, much like a Frank Lloyd Wright building or a laptop computer that eats flies. Get a fashionable yet practical pair of peepers with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get an eyewear package at Erker’s Fine Eyewear, valid at both St. Louis locations (a $319 value). Contact-lens exams will require an additional $50 fee. Each package includes the following:

  • An eyeglasses exam ($119 value)
  • $200 worth of prescription eyewear<p>

Open since 1879 and boasting a history that includes outfitting legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh with goggles, the family-owned Erker’s Fine Eyewear continues to supply customers with stylish boutique spectacles. A 30-minute eyeglasses exam inspects eyes for signs of optical illness, determines an ideal prescription, and calculates the precise level of squinting necessary to achieve Bruce Willis–ness. Eyes in need of enhancement can browse Erker’s assortment of designer frames from brands including Coach, Gucci, and Eye Roc ($100+), as well as traditional frame styles ($29+), fitted with lenses in varieties including single vision ($149). Friendly and knowledgeable staffers are on hand to help customers choose face-flattering frames or help untangle prospective models from grabby eyelashes.

Eye Roc Eyewear

In 1927, thousands of feet above the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was shielded from the elements only by the Spirit of St. Louis' thin linen covering. His eyes, though, boasted much sturdier protection on that historic flight—a custom pair of goggles designed by brothers A.P. and August Erker. More than 80 years and four generations later, the Erker name still stands behind high-quality optics.

Jack Erker Jr., great-grandson of August, presides over the business's two present-day locations, which have also played their part in adorning famous eyes. During Jack's tenure, Will Smith, John Goodman, and Shaquille O'Neal have all stopped in to swap needlepoint tips and grab a pair of stylish frames, which are sourced from Italian and German design houses, as well as his own manufacturing division, Studio Optyx.


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73% of 191 customers recommend

  • “Great frames, friendly staff, nice facility, and very knowledgable doctor....he made me feel very comfortable.”

  • “The service was impeccable!”

  • “Dr. Levy is very nice and thorough even though you are there on a Groupon. You can get the newest, hottest, most expensive frames or they have nice ones as low as...”

    “Dr. Levy is very nice and thorough even though you are there on a Groupon. You can get the newest, hottest, most expensive frames or they have nice ones as low as $99. Just make sure to make your appointment right away. You may need as much as 2 weeks advance if you have time or day restrictions.”

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    Downtown St. Louis

    908 Olive St.

    St. Louis, Missouri 63101

    314-241-9410

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    Ladue

    9717 Clayton Rd.

    Ladue, Missouri 63124

    314-997-0002

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