Before eyeglasses, humans had to improve their vision by strapping on binoculars with duct tape. Keep gazes sharp and ears clear of gluey residue with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a full eye exam (an $89 value), as well as $100 toward a complete pair of glasses at Sight Optical Boutique.
The ocular experts at Sight, a brand-new shop, assess eye health and outfit naked peepers in stylish frames from international designers such as 141 Eyewear, Lafont Eyewear, and Etnia Barcelona. During the comprehensive exam, a high-tech VisiOffice eye-measurement system adeptly evaluates specific characteristics about each clients' eyes and behaviors to ensure precise custom lenses. Each visit becomes a complete visual experience with the boutique’s clean lines, geometric décor, and contemporary fixtures and accessories. Sleek cool-hued walls showcase vast displays of traditional and fashion-forward frames ($159–$575) flanked by large mirrors in which wearers can try on new specs and practice backward espionage tactics.
Sight Optical Boutique
Sight Optical Boutique's owner, Michael McConnell, isn't just selling frames—he's introducing friends. His previous optical experience in sales and distribution departments helped him to build relationships with top-notch eyewear companies from around the world. When it came time to open his own retail space, their collections became his shop's foundation.
Inside the sleek, modern space, handmade frames from Germany, Istanbul, and Japan hover on circular clusters against the wall, echoed in shape by fanciful light fixtures. Boasting fashionable lines such as Lafont and Masunaga, the spectacles come loaded with signature details such as hand-engraving, custom hardware, and celebrity-cloaking software.
924 Cherry St. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506