Zen masters have taught the West that though hindsight may be 20/20, insight is ∞/∞. Look at life through new lenses with today's Groupon: for $50, you get an eye exam (a $119 value) and $100 toward glasses at TSO Optical in Edmond.
TSO, selling its first set of frames in 1936 and treating Edmond for more than 25 years, houses a friendly staff and an on-site optometrist to shepherd clients toward sharper vision and stylish specs. During the eye exam, this sagacious doctor of sight uses his know-how to test-drive overall vision and address potential conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and unintentional Mr. Magoo impersonations. After a classic eye-chart exam, the doctor will either confirm existing prescriptions or write a new one for lens mixologists to prepare within the in-house lab that offers same-day or three-day turnaround options. Then take advantage of personalized one-on-one styling advice while perusing the bevy of high-end and exclusive eyewear that ranges from hip tortoise-shell Jai Kudo frames ($189+) to the classically stylish Oliver Peoples rims ($329+). Mykita, a premium designer house from Berlin, bedecks ocular regions in bold, sophisticated, or retro looks with the cutting-edge technology of screwless hinges and noseless nose pads ($489+).
Since Phil Clayton became the owner of TSO Optical 25 years ago, he's transitioned away from the traditional discount-eyewear model and toward a premium, boutique system that delivers higher-caliber frames. Since then, he's found that his smiling customers generally need fewer frame adjustments and less warranty work. Instead of opting for cut-rate glasses that have been blessed with a flashy label, his shop opts for quality glasses made by actual eyewear experts, housing a vibrant collection populated by frames from brands such as Oliver Peoples, Ray-Ban, and Tom Ford. A friendly and knowledgeable staff curates this vast selection, and an onsite optometrist provides prescriptions for both glasses and contacts. TSO Optical fills these frames with lenses made in their own laboratory, an onsite facility that cuts back on turnaround time so that clients get their glasses quickly and don’t have to extend the rental on their seeing-eye eagles.
3431 S. Boulevard St.
Edmond, Oklahoma 73013