Like hardboiled detectives, prescription lenses clear up blurry mysteries and frequently end up framed. Focus on the facts with today’s Groupon to Standard Optical, valid at 17 locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get $100 worth of prescription or regular sunglasses.
- For $45, you get $180 worth of eyeglass frames and prescription lenses.<p>
Customers buying prescription glasses need a current or up-to-date eye exam. Groupon holders who need an eye exam can purchase one from Standard Optical for an additional $19 (a $40 value).
Since 1911, the vision experts at Standard Optical have restored clarity of sight to corneas across the country. Hit the town in frames from designers such as Kenneth Cole ($159.95) and Coach ($229.95), or jump headlong into the game with athletic glasses from Smith Sport Optics ($99.95) that secure lenses during sporting activities such as golf, tennis, and full-contact staring contests. Clients can bring in a current prescription and outfit themselves with lenses ($49.95+) to accompany sleek frames. Alternatively, prescription and nonprescription sunglasses from brands such as Optic Nerve ($49–$100), Suncloud ($79–$129), and Smith ($99–$159) shield peepers from harmful UV rays, helping wearers to discern the difference between beach balls and well-fed seagulls dressed in Christmas sweaters.
In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.