In nature, the only way for animals to achieve perfect vision is to crossbreed with an eagle, usually resulting in eagle-eyed abominations such as snakes with talons and flying pumas. Keep human senses sharp with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get an eye exam (a $119 value) and $131 toward a full set of eyewear, including prescription lenses and frames, at Eye Roc Eyewear (a $250 total value).
Eye Roc Eyewear frames faces with affordable, exclusively designed boutique eyewear. Put visionary ovals in optometric hands with an eye exam from an optical specialist, who peacefully interrogates peepers with precision, authority, and a witness lineup of letters who have strayed from their alphabet. Surround the body's original search engines with single vision lenses ($80+), then stroll through the selection of frames by Coach, Gucci, and exclusive Eye Roc eyewear ($100+). Other brands include David Yurman and Maui Jim. Visitors can stop by and have the knowledgeable staff help them pick out new frames that meld seamlessly with their personality, face shape, and ‘tude-flashing 1870s penny-farthing.
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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.