Though commonly thought to be mere gibberish, the letters on eye charts are actually powerful incantations that, when spoken aloud, keep the sky-wolves from devouring the sun. Hone eyeball mastery with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a comprehensive eye exam package at Rochester Optical (a $210 value). Today’s deal is good at Rochester Optical locations in downtown Rochester, Perinton, and Greece. The package includes:
- An eye exam (a $60 value)
- $150 toward prescription glasses or sunglasses
Rochester Optical's expert optometrists and opticians build on 65 years of experience to correct clients’ vision with lenses carefully shaped in on-site optical labs. During the exam, eye doctors peer into facial orbs with focused lights, then judge clients’ short- and long-distance visual acuity based on their ability to read eye charts and mosquitoes’ “Mom” tattoos. Doctors conclude each exam with a detailed assessment of vision issues and overall eye health. Based on the results, patients select prescription lenses ($60+) to pair with frames from designers such as Adin Thomas ($79+), Haggar, Versace, Oakley, and Cazal (up to $299), to form a harmonious vision-correcting team free from the unspoken tensions and two-person business suits of most partnerships. Clients can also upgrade to color-changing transition lenses ($99) or add antireflective coatings ($80), among other modifications.
Soon after Rochester Optical was founded in 1932, the staff established contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense to supply the armed forces with durable, combat-ready glasses. Today, they continue to specialize in military eyewear, along with high-performance sports and safety glasses and a huge selection of designer frames. A team of optometrists—which includes a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a fifth-generation Rochesterian, and an eye doctor who has worked at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Salem, Virginia—performs comprehensive eye exams, and technicians manufacture lenses in an in-house, state-of-the-art optical lab. In addition to traditional single-vision lenses or no-line bifocals, they create digitally surfaced, free-form lenses that offer an expanded field of vision and minimize image distortion, allowing wearers to more clearly see apparitions standing next to them.