Although humans admire and emulate raccoons to the point of digging through their neighbor's garbage, they will never develop the mammal's signature, natural eye ornamentation. Today's Groupon provides an acceptable substitute: for $35, you get $75 worth of luxury frames and lenses at Romanelli Optix at the optics boutique's Kansas City or Leawood location. You can combine up to four Groupons in one visit for $300 worth of frames and lenses, and this deal can also be used with insurance.
Glasses frames have come a long way from the clunky, squarish black frames that were originally used to punish children for squinting in church. Roman and Felix of Romanelli Optix have spent a combined 25 years in the eye-dressing industry, bringing slick accents to Kansas City's vision-spheres. They'll help you browse through a selection of more than 60 brands of chic, European luxury specs made from real bars of EuroLux, including brands such as Urband, Oakley, Miyagi, and Gucci. Enhance your oracular wardrobe with stylish Betsey Johnson frames starting at $280, Chanel designs beginning at $330, Prada at $280 and up, or the continental fashions of Oliver Peoples frames, which start at $330. The owners will happily guide you through a full consultation that nails the look you're after before custom-fitting your new glasses with advanced Varilux Physio lenses ($300+) in-store. If you decide against x-ray lenses, basic single-vision lenses start at $99 and progressive-vision lenses start at $250.
The human eye can communicate anything, be it complex emotions or the fact that an episode of Lost has just started. Today's Groupon to Romanelli Optix gives them an attractive frame-home to live in, with warm frame-beds and hot chocolate for cold winter midnights.
Two Yahoo! Locals give Romanelli Optix a solid three stars:
- It usually takes me forever to pick out my glasses but the staff there were so helpful and they knew exactly what frame looked the best on me.They [sic] have so many great frames to choose from and all of their frames are exclusive so I won't have to worry about anyone else having my same frame. – Sue
With its showroom's contemporary setup and staff's personalized attention, Romanelli Optix diverges from the average optical center. Backed by more than 25 years of combined experience, Roman Beznovsky and Felix Milman opened the first Romanelli Optix in 2004. Today, the duo populates three Kansas City–area locations with frames in more than 60 brands such as Maui Jim, Tiffany & Co., and Fendi. At each location, customers are guided carefully through the options based on a variety of factors, including their prescriptions and facial features. Onsite adjustments make the process even easier, including meticulous custom-cut assembly performed in nearby boutiques.