Before the invention of eyeglasses, people with poor sight didn't know how vibrant the world actually was or how long they'd been standing next to a hungry lion. Achieve vision and style fit for the wild with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $200 toward prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses at Rosin Eyecare. This Groupon is valid at 16 area locations, excluding Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital location.
A trusted source for sight enhancement for more than 80 years, Rosin Eyecare and its professional staff outfit peepers with flattering frames from a fleet of handpicked designers. Add stylish contrast to a façade with a pair of Calvin Klein glasses ($259+), or demand attention by slipping into a pair of Coach specs ($259+). Diane Von Furstenberg glasses ($229+) add a kick of fashion to faces, and Nike Kids glasses ($179) offer extra protection to the soul windows of youngsters. Manufactured in an ophthalmic production lab, scratch-resistant and UV-protected lenses can come with a variety of add-ons that include antireflective coating, color tints, and laser-beam capabilities.
In 1930, Dr. Joseph Rosin and his brother, Maurice, opened a small shop on Cermak Road in Cicero. In 80 years, the shop has grown from a small family-run optometrist's office to a regionally renowned business that has sharpened the eyesight of celebrities such as Joe DiMaggio and Plácido Domingo and left its mark on the Chicago area by designing famous symbols such as Harry Caray's trademark glasses and the novelty shades that adorn the John Hancock Center. Today, Rosin Eyecare rests in the hands of the third generation of Rosins, ably helmed by brothers James and Jonathan, who continue a proud tradition of warm, personal service as they improve eyesight with high-tech LASIK and PRK treatments as well as stylish eyeglasses with scratch-resistant lenses. At 16 locations, including the newest office Long Grove, a staff of optometrists keeps optical orbs in high function with comprehensive exams, treating each patient's individual needs with products such as a contact-lens implant or a prescription safety eyewear.