Blurry vision is a perpetual irritation, causing sufferers to mistake trashcans for recycling bins and pet pythons for particularly fashion-forward neckties. Cut down on common hassles with today's Groupon to Eyetique, with locations in Shadyside and Wexford as well as on 27th Street, Murray Avenue, Robinson Center Drive, Washington Road, and William Penn Highway in Pittsburgh. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get $80 worth of sunglasses.
- For $50, you get $200 toward lenses and frames.
Coupling 20/20 business vision with one-on-one service, Eyetique founder Norman Childs graces nose bridges with high-fashion eyeglass frames and sunglasses. Sunglasses from labels such as Ray-Ban ($120+) protect pupils from harsh UV rays and add finishing touches to Roy Orbison Halloween costumes. Customers can also augment everyday vision with designer frames ($250+; $115+ for prescription lenses) from brands such as Oliver Peoples, Norman Childs, and ProDesign. During brief 30- to 60-minute visits, a knowledgeable staff of eyewear experts helps guests encircle eyeballs with stylish spectacles while taking into account head size, prescription needs, and innate fears of monocles.
After working at eyewear centers for three years, a 21-year-old Norman Childs took a tremendous leap of faith when he opened his own in 1979. In the inaugural years, Norman developed close relationships with his customers and began building Eyetique’s reputation for carrying high-fashion frames by the likes of Oliver Peoples, Prada, and Chanel––brand names that were hard to find in the area. Norman’s brainchild grew even larger with the help of a massive ad campaign showing more than 600 actors, musicians, and local celebrities donning the shop’s eyewear. With an entrepreneurial spirit that never yields, Norman also developed his own brand of eyeglasses, the Norman Childs line, which features frames made in the USA.
Today, Eyetique has since expanded to eight locations and continues to outfit visitors in sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses, which empower wearers with 20/20 vision and the ability to always spot Waldo in games of hide-and-seek. Staff members work one-on-one with customers to ensure that frames reflect the their personality, helping guests choose from a variety of designer brands including Coach, Gucci, Ray-Ban, and Silhouette.