Nearsightedness impairs one’s ability to drive, read, and make the crucial distinction between truth serum and chocolate milk. Guard your secrets with today’s Groupon: for $70, you get an eye exam and $200 toward eyewear at Innervision Eyewear (a $269 value).
Veteran optometrist Dr. Erik Weller has more than 20 years of experience exhibiting ocular TLC at Innervision Eyewear. A 45-minute eye exam tests orbs for faults such as astigmatism, myopia, and the semi-controllable projection of death beams before perfected prescriptions are molded into new lenses (starting at $80 for plastic single-vision lenses). Eschewing the brand-smeared specs found at many glasses purveyors, Innervision’s gallery displays more than 2,000 quality frames, including styles from such august houses as Oliver Peoples ($280+) and Salt Optics ($300+). Most frames fall between $120 and $600, so you can pick up multiple pairs of eyeglasses to accessorize with different outfits or for the covert infiltration of librarian cabals.
Inside this immaculate Victorian Italianate building in Rittenhouse Square, optometrist Alissa Coyne conducts eye examinations alongside a dedicated staff of opticians and eyewear experts. Two show rooms display a selection of more than 2,500 frames by fashionable brands such as Salt. Optics or Oliver Peoples. Lens types range from standard plastic to Transitions-brand options that change tint when going from indoors to outdoors, and prescription and nonprescription sunglasses shield pupils from the sun's harmful rays and annoying habit of never wearing clothes.