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 prescription eyeglass frames and lenses at Michaels Eyecare Inc. in Tonawanda.
Board-certified opticians Gregory and Karyn Michaels zero in on clients' needs to match pupils with prescription lenses snapped into fashionable frames. Adorn foreheads with the D&G marquee ($265+) and then decipher marriage proposals on stock ticker marquees thanks to accompanying single-vision polycarbonate lenses ($130+). Meanwhile, the men's Ray Bans ($210+) deflect uncool police flashlights with single-vision polarized sunglass lenses ($165+). Michaels Eyecare's shelves also glow with a variety of designer brand names such as Revolution, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, and Versus. After visitors choose a frame, provide their lens prescription, and divulge their staring contest records, Gregory and Karyn will cut lenses specific to the client's vision issues and ensure that the frame finely complements and fits the face. Though not included in this Groupon, eye examinations are available at Michaels Eyecare.
Prices vary according to variable prescriptions, materials, and options.