Though commonly thought to be mere gibberish, the letters on eye charts are actually powerful incantations that, when spoken aloud, keep the sky-wolves from devouring the sun. Protect Mother Nature's light bulb with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a comprehensive eye exam at The Salem Eyecare Center (a $125 value).
Dr. Lorie Lippiatt, who was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Optical by Vision Monday in 2006, teams with fellow OSU-grad Dr. Carmela Abraham to analyze eyesight with The Salem Eyecare Center's modern equipment. During a comprehensive eye exam, doctors screen for a plethora of potential eye maladies, such as glaucoma and cataracts. Doctors then test patients' visual acuity and depth perception by making eyes look into a bevy of machines and by flinging wrens toward patients, who must deke the feathered projectiles, which then stab, beak-first into the wall making the "fuddle-duddle" noise of a flicked doorstopper.
Afterward, doctors discuss all aspects and findings of the tests, and patients are encouraged to ask any questions they may have. Contact-lens evaluations are not included in the general exam but may be performed for an additional fee. The Salem Eyecare Center is closed on weekends and requests a 24-hour notice in cases of cancellation.
616 E State St.
Salem, Ohio 44460