If the eyes are the windows to the soul, spectacles are the binoculars the soul uses to spy on the neighbors while it waits for its leg to heal. Keep your soul aware of nearby trouble with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get $100 worth of prescription lenses and frames at Santa Barbara Eyeglass Factory, with locations in Santa Barbara and Ventura. Groupon customers also receive half off any second frame purchase.
The friendly opticians at the Eyeglass Factory help sight-seeking eyes navigate a glaring array of classic spectacles and sunglasses in brands such as Fendi, Armani, and Versace. Frames range in price from $39.95 for basic styles to $99.95 and up for top names and designs conceptualized during Benjamin Franklin's avante garde period. Whether forging mighty sunglasses to shield eyes from UV rays or simple scratch-resistant coated lenses, the gogglesmiths in Eyeglass Factory’s in-house laboratory craft most prescription lenses in one hour or less.
Whereas single-vision lenses ($59.98) contain a single prescription, bifocal ($89.98) and progressive no-line bifocals ($139.98) can switch focus between objects both near and far, letting wearers read ornithology books while spotting distant phoenixes. Encouraging both brighter vision and a brighter community, Santa Barbara Eyeglass Factory donates free glasses to children and disadvantaged citizens throughout Santa Barbara every year.
Though Santa Barbara Eyeglass Factory sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Eyeglass Factory combines 30 years of retail experience with a huge selection of stylish eyewear, which made it a finalist in the Santa Barbara Independent's Best of 2012 competition. After optometrists examine eyes at a convenient next-door location, customers can browse the collection of budget-friendly and designer brands. Staffers can handcraft lenses within onsite production laboratories in less than an hour, with the notable exception of clown-size prescription trifocals.
For more than 15 years, the caring crew at Eyeglass Factory has provided free services and glasses to people in the community who cannot afford vision care. Eyeglass Factory works in conjunction with Surgical Eye Expeditions International (SEE), a Santa Barbara–based nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that optical health is within everyone's reach.