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 $40, you get an eye exam (a $119 value) and $200 toward the purchase of prescription eyewear at Erker's Fine Eyewear (a $319 total value). Choose from two locations.
Erker's Fine Eyewear, which boasts a storied history that includes outfitting Charles Lindbergh with custom goggles, has framed faces with fashionable glasses and exclusively designed boutique eyewear since 1879. 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.
Next, stroll through the awaiting array of basic frames ($49+) or high-end designer brands such as Gucci, Coach, and David Yurman. Complete the package by pairing the body's original search engines with a set of single-vision lenses ($149+) that help make vision sharp enough to make out the bar codes on the underbellies of clouds. Visitors can stop by and have the knowledgeable staff help them pick out new frames that meld seamlessly with their personality, face shape, and 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.