In nature, the only way for animals to achieve perfect vision is to crossbreed with an eagle, usually resulting in eagle-eyed abominations such as snakes with talons and flying pumas. Keeping human senses sharp is a less formidable task, as today’s Groupon proves: for $50, you get $200 toward vision services and sight-related merchandise at Golden Vision & Family Eye Care in Sarasota.
The ocular experts at Golden Vision take pride in tailoring lenses and frames to clients' sight-straightening needs. Drop in for an eye exam and glasses fitting with a qualified optician (established patients, $125; new patients, $155), then shop for stylish new frames from Oakley, Prada, D&G, and other spectacle-smiths. Nearsighted, farsighted, and halfway-sighted customers can try on glamorous Sophia Loren lens fences ($129.99+), disguise their perilously handsome features behind metal Nautica frames ($70.99+), or improve their outlook on life with a pair of rose-colored eyeball replacements. Golden Vision’s eye-care professionals can carve lenses right in the store, thereby eliminating the common danger of clients leaving without a set of Nazgul-spotting vision aids.
Golden Vision & Family Eye Care
Optometric physician Dr. Wayne Golden and his veteran staff clarify vision at Golden Vision & Family Eye Care. Dr. Golden scrutinizes peepers for sight changes, latent maladies, and odds at winning staring contests before doling out prescriptions during exams. With fresh script in hand, customers can peruse the shop’s stock of 1,000 pairs of frames, including men’s and women’s designs from Prada, Bebe, and Oakley. Within the onsite optical shop, techs whittle simple and specialty lenses, such as photochromics, which darken in bright light, and polarized lenses, which reduce glare and eye fatigue.