Though poking small holes in construction paper can alleviate vision impairments, this arcane method proves cumbersome over time and leaves the wearer vulnerable to swarms of overzealous scrapbookers. Go paperless with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $145 toward a complete pair of glasses with scratch- and UV-protection at Eye Mart. Choose from locations in Des Moines, Ames, Ankeny, Fort Dodge, and Ottumwa.
Eye Mart Optical Outlet handpicks a sharp-eyed assortment of designer frames at vastly reduced prices. Peeper-shielding lenses (starting at $30) are fortified by a scratch-resistant coat and UV-ray protection ($25 for both). Frames start at $59, and each window treatment to the soul can be redecorated with lined bifocals (starting at $40) or no-line-range bifocals ($105+). Fittings require about an hour of time and a correct answer to a riddle posed by a monocle-sporting sphinx. Eye Mart is well equipped to treat sight spheres to vital annual eye exams, though this service is not included in this Groupon.
One Hour Optical
After an eye exam, knowledgeable sales staffers guide patients through the boutique's collection of frames from Coach, Ray-Ban, Prada, and Gucci, searching for lens pairings that make driving, computer work, and games of Operation easier. Technicians can then have prescriptions ready in as little as one hour.