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 $100, you get $200 worth of eyewear at Phoenix Optical in Oakland. Originating in France 100 years ago, Phoenix Optical continues to peddle high-quality frames and custom eyewear for patrons in need of stylish eye outfits. Boasting frames harvested from the near-sighted fields of Italy and France, clients can choose from a wide variety of unique designs as well as specialized frames comprised of ram horn, water buffalo, and bamboo. Phoenix Optical also boasts one of the largest original collections of unused vintage frames, and frequently enhances the oracular wardrobe of overseas clients and Hollywood stars.
Yelpers give Phoenix Optical an average of 4.5 stars:
Optical Works, Phoenix Optical, and Fine Arts Optical
Optical Works, Phoenix Optical, and Fine Arts Optical have manufactured frames by hand for more than 70 years, resulting in a cache of tens of thousands of contemporary styles as well as more than 3 million unused vintage frames. Artisans handcraft each pair of glasses in French or Italian factories using materials such as bamboo, buffalo and ram horn, traditional metal, and plastics to customize specs and keep up with current ocular trends. A prescription lab forges custom lenses that fit into frames, enhancing vision with polarized sunglasses, hidden bifocals, special coatings, and hard-to-fit prescriptions for nearsighted third eyes. Each store showcases around 3,000 different pairs of frames that both emulate the looks of celebrities and suit individuals’ styles.