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 to Eye Haven or Optica Universal. Choose from the following options:ht
- For $29, you get $175 toward a complete set of prescription eyeglasses, including frames and lenses, at either location.
- For $75, you get $150 toward prescription or nonprescription sunglasses at Eye Haven.
- For $25, you get $50 toward contacts at Optica Universal.<p>
Dr. Hymowitz, Dr. Patel, and a dedicated posse of knowledgeable staffers accommodate optical needs within two contemporary vision centers. Patrons tired from years of clapping to prove their belief in vision fairies can finally relax as a peeper professional helps to hunt down a face-flattering pair of frames. Eye Haven carries distinct European eyewear from brands that include Lafont ($354+) and Gucci ($370), and Optica Universal’s collection showcases the works of Kate Spade ($225), among others. Staffers can create clients’ accompanying lenses from an existing prescription, or clients in need of an update can schedule an eye exam with one of the two doctors (not included with this Groupon). Single-vision lenses start at $70, and bifocals start at $120.
Those seeking less burdensome UV protection for their eyes than visors topped by burly bodyguards can examine the designer shades at Eye Haven, ranging from $110 to $400. Or forego frames altogether in favor of contact lenses ($178+ for a year’s supply), which provide the only excuse to touch one’s eye other than renegade lash or crayon retrievals. Groupon customers also receive 50% off an eye exam (an $89 value).
Optometrist Dr. Alan L. Hymowitz has aided eyes all over the world. In Laos, Cambodia, Bolivia, and his current home of Atlanta, he has performed volunteer eye care for those in need, making him the first optometrist to receive the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Beacon of Hope award for humanitarian work in 2010.
At Eye Haven, Dr. Hymowitz and his colleague, Dr. Rikti Patel, collaborate to provide comprehensive eye care to the rest of the public. The bilingual duo, who speak both English and Spanish, doles out prescriptions and checks eyes for glaucoma, cataracts, and other common diseases. Their team can pair picks from a wide selection of frames—which encompasses designs by Judith Lieber, Tom Ford, David Yurman, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Gucci—with a similarly wide selection of lenses. Their polarizing lenses cut down on glare, for example, whereas their high-index lenses are thinner and lighter than traditional lenses, rendering them ideal for shaving off seconds from the footrace section of the SATs.