Like hardboiled detectives, prescription lenses clear up blurry mysteries and frequently end up framed. Focus on the facts with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $200 worth of prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses at Gainesville Opticians
For more than 50 years, the licensed eye experts at Gainesville Opticians have refreshed weary eyes with prescription glasses and prescription or nonprescription sunglasses from international brands. Adin Thomas ($185) and Vera Bradley ($195) designer frames slide their single-vision polycarbonate lenses over eyes and give wearers the clarity to clearly see the earth's cosmic insignificance. Venture outdoors in Guess sunglasses ($200), which use tinted single-vision lenses to protect from the sun. Glasses seekers wanting to switch between distant and up-close sightseeing can upgrade to a Gallery frame-and-bifocals set ($230), and eyes not in need of vision enhancements can still blink in Morse code from behind a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer nonprescription sunglasses ($255).
During the one–two hour fitting process, trained glasses gurus work with patrons' auras to ensure eyewear is ergonomically, aesthetically, and optically sound. Customers can test out their vision by turning toward the shop's wood-paneled walls and examining photos of local residents sporting the shop's glasses. Though not included with today's Groupon, customers can get a current prescription during eye exams that start at $55.
Photographs of locals sporting designer frames grace the walls of Gainesville Opticians’ latest display room, cluing first-time visitors in to the optical boutique’s long history as a community staple. One of the staff’s licensed opticians began her relationship with the store as a customer at the age of 8; this kind of decades-long dedication remains a point of pride among the entire staff, who specialize in crafting lens-and-frame combinations that blend functionality with style from the ocular world’s top designers. Rather than rush through the all-important fitting process, staff members will gladly take up to two hours to walk each customer through the store's frame collections, matching their personal style with selections from Paul Smith, Lunor, Ray-Ban, and others. The store’s eyewear sign-out policy allows customers to take a set of frames home before buying, ensuring that the glasses in question don’t clash with territorial hats and scarves.