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 $60, you get $150 worth of eyewear, contacts, or eye exams at Reber & Riley VisionCenter.
Named the best local optometrist by NBC affiliate WAFF-48, Dr. Randall Reber and his partner, Dr. Nolan Riley, assess children and adults' visual acuity with Visioffice measuring devices and prescribe eyewear from a wide selection of brands. During a primary eye-care exam ($130), optometrists team with specialized technology to scrutinize patrons' peepers, diagnosing maladies, identifying proper eyewear prescriptions, and shrinking themselves to microscopic size to explore corneas first-hand.
Glasses gurus translate diagnoses into custom lenses ($150+), which nestle into upscale rims or thrifty complete-value specs ($99+). An array of frames from brands such as Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and Versace ($100+) accentuate eyes and outfits, and a spectrum of contact lenses ($114+ for six-month supply) subtly elucidates vision. While patients wait to see the doctor, kids romp about the play area as adults kick back on the lobby's cozy couches beneath the glow of a flat-screen TV.
Reber & Riley VisionCenter
The ocular experts at Reber & Riley VisionCenter not only sharpen vision with corrective contacts and eyeglasses, but also with visual therapy, which can improve natural eyesight. Through targeted evaluations of eye performance and vision exercises, this form of physical therapy aims to enhance communication between the eyes and the brain. This form of physical therapy is administered both in office and at home, where tests include telling the difference between the dog and an oversize mouse living inside.
The doctors also identify glaucoma, cataracts, and other diseases, as well as perform routine eye exams. Patients in need of eyewear pick out frames by such designers as Chanel, Versace, Ray-Ban, and Prada. Patients can relax in the living-room-like waiting area and watch a flat-panel TV while kids entertain themselves in the office's play area.