Like hardboiled detectives, prescription lenses clear up blurry mysteries and frequently end up framed. Focus on the facts with with today's Groupon at Eyetique, valid at its seven locations in and around Pittsburgh. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get $80 toward designer sunglasses.
- For $50, you get $200 toward eye services and a complete pair of glasses (lenses and frames).
Norman Childs's roots in sourcing stylish spectacles stretch back for more than 30 years, during which he founded an eponymous line of frames and a baker's half-dozen of spectacle outlets. Each location tends a trendy stable of designer frames ($115+), including Juicy Couture, Versace, and Prada, each available with optional red and blue lenses to finally see the world in 3-D. Fit your head-huggers with a pair of traditional lenses ($115+) using either a previous prescription or by scheduling an exam ($95). Alternately, opt for a pair of glare-halting sunshades and finally win that staring contest with your bedside lamp.
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.