Eyeglasses correct vision, make people look more intelligent, and—when worn upside down—enable a dormant wad of gray matter in the brain to control the Hubble Telescope. Unleash your satellite-wielding capacities with today's Groupon: for $40, you get $200 worth of prescription eyewear at Klauer Optical in Dubuque and Cedar Rapids.
Drawing on more than 71 years of eye-care experience, Klauer Optical’s staff sharpen blurry vision by fitting designer frames and lenses over clouded orbs. Glass, plastic, polycarbonate, and Tec-Lite lenses correct focus and protect against blinks during presidential staring contests ($99+). Hundreds of stylish frames, culled from fashion hotbeds such as New York and Los Angeles, fill Klauer Optical's twinkling show room ($80+). Designer prescription sunglasses provide ultraviolet protection from the sun’s brand-savvy rays, allowing for clearer vision on sunny days and better birding on the summer solstice.
Shortly after brothers Eldon and Clarence Klauer co-founded Klauer Optical in 1939, they found themselves making binocular lenses for the United States Navy during World War II. Today, the company's work orders have changed, but the Klauer name remains. Clarence's grandson Jeff oversees the operation, and Eldon's son Charles fabricates the store's eyeglasses and sunglasses.