What You'll Get
Eyesight was popular among ancient Romans, who toted brick-heavy specs to gladiatorial contests to catch a glimpse of mascots catapulting togas into the crowd. Experience modern sight and styles with today’s deal for Eyetique, a high-fashion eye boutique. Choose between the following Groupons:
- $50 for $200 worth of designer eyewear, contacts, and services
- $40 for $100 toward sunglasses
For more than three decades, Eyetique has been framing area peepers with ahead-of-the-curve styles. Each locally owned store carries a host of designer brands including Cartier, Vera Wang, and Versace, plus Eyetique's exclusive Norman Childs brand. Named after the store's founder, who launched the collection in 1998 after nearly 20 years of outfitting his customers in stylish glasses, these ultra-chic frames are handmade in Pittsburgh from a special plastic manufactured in Italy. In addition to a wide selection of designer eyeball-assisters, select Eyetique stores offer eye exams, enabling visitors to assess eyesight and achieve eyestyle in a single visit (not available at the Shadyside or 27th Street locations). Eyetique's competitive pricing on contact lenses includes a pinky promise to match prices at 1800Contacts.com.
Alternatively, grab the Groupon that gives you the secret access code to Eyetique's underground sunglass bunkers. The store's selection of designer shades includes brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley, and you can even pick up a new pair of prescription shades so you don’t have to decide between looking good and not mistaking your calculator for a panini.
This Groupon is not valid with insurance and must be used toward a complete pair of eyeglasses. A valid prescription is required for prescription glasses.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 29, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit or transaction. Only valid for purchased opportunity. Eyeglass Groupon: Must be used to buy lenses and frames. Not valid with insurance. A valid Rx is required. Must purchase a complete pair of eyeglasses. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
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.