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 this Groupon.
$20 for an Eye-Exam Package ($269 Total Value)
- 30-minute eye exam (a $119 value)
- $150 worth of frames and prescription lenses
- Additional 20% off nonprescription eyewear<p>
Frames start at $49 and single-vision lenses start at $80. Designer frames from brands such as Eye Roc, Gucci, Coach, and Maui Jim start at $100.
Eye Roc Eyewear
Eye Roc Eyewear’s eyeglass experts consult with clients to find frames that showcase each individual’s unique personality, abiding by their philosophy that eyewear should be a fashion statement and not just a medical device. The designer offerings at Eye Roc Eyewear combine fashion with reliability, as the boutique shop is owned by the same family as Erker’s Fine Eyewear, the store that outfitted legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh with goggles. Designer frames from Gucci and Coach rest side by side with specs designed exclusively for Eye Roc on gleaming shelves. An in-house optometrist examines peepers for signs of optical illness, determines an ideal prescription, and calculates the precise level of squinting necessary to achieve Bruce Willis–ness.
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.
Central West End
28 Maryland Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri 63108