Frames are a striking addition to a face, but picture frames are too heavy for most people’s heads. Flatter profiles without neckaches with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get $200 worth of prescription eyeglasses or designer sunglasses at Purba Vision. This Groupon is valid at any of the three locations in Brampton—Parkhurst Square, Ray Lawson Boulevard, and Father Tobin Road—and at the Guelph location on Gordon Street.
Schooled in current lens technology, the eye stylists at Purba Vision browse the globe for flattering designer shades to fit every face. A set of frames and prescription lenses starts at $160, obviating the need for taping together an old pair of broken spectacles or robbing a magnifying-glass warehouse. The shop also carries a host of glare-vanquishing sunglasses sculpted by designers such as Cavalli, Versace, Gucci, Tom Ford, Ray-Ban, Boss by Hugo Boss, Silhouette, Tommy Hilfiger, Prada, and Zegna. To alleviate a patient's optical and mental stress, Purba strives for quick turnarounds and deals directly with insurance companies.
Purba Vision began as the dream of Jai Jassal, who founded the company in 2006. In a few short years, the original lone optical boutique blossomed into five separate locations where licensed optometrists perform thorough eye exams, checking for ocular issues such as glaucoma and colour blindness. Clients can also browse each location’s selection of hand-picked frames from around the world—a collection that includes work by Prada, Ralph Lauren, and Hugo Boss.