When stranded in the wilderness, glasses can help you convert sunbeams into fire or look smart as you explain the inedibility of man to a family of grizzly bears. Equip your eyes for the Great Outdoors with this Groupon: for $30, you get $100 toward a pair of eyeglasses, plus a complimentary second pair (from a select group of frames up to $120 in value), at Sterling Optical, valid at locations in the Bronx, Jamaica, Ridgewood, Yonkers, and on White Plains Road and Kings Plaza in Brooklyn.
For more than 90 years, Sterling Optical’s physicians and eyeglass specialists have paired peepers with stylish brand-name frames. Men, women, children, and seeing-impaired mannequins can browse frames by Coach, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, and Kenneth Cole ($229+ for designer frames), among others such as Peachtree Eyewear ($119). Eyewear technicians forge lenses in about one hour before bestowing customers with two pairs of custom frames—one for daily wear and one for incognito trips to the grocery store. If within 30 days of their purchase patrons tire of frames with x-ray vision, Sterling Optical will gladly replace said specs with another pair of equal or lesser value.
Since opening its first store in New York's Financial District 100 years ago, Sterling Optical has grown to more than 125 locations across the country. In addition to offering eye exams from certified optometrists, each Sterling location carries an expansive selection of frames that includes both budget-conscious styles and designer frames from brands such as Gucci and Michael Kors. Kids' glasses can be built with shatter-resistant lenses, and adults can opt for Transitions models, which automatically darken to protect eyes from harsh outdoor light or street hypnotists.