In nature, the only way for animals to achieve perfect vision is to crossbreed with an eagle, usually resulting in eagle-eyed abominations such as snakes with talons and flying pumas. Keeping human senses sharp is a less formidable task, as today’s Groupon proves: for $40, you get $220 toward new frames and lenses at Visionary Optical, located in Minneapolis and Edina.
Specializing in progressives, high-prescription, and thin lenses, the professional sight-correctors at Visionary Optical help eyeglass wearers navigate through myriad frame and lens options. Decorate a brow ridge's basement with a set of plastic, metal, vintage, or rimless frames ($120+) that flatter temples from every angle. Single-vision lenses ($129+) enhance retinas' natural beauty, and progressive varieties ($259+) can assist in reading the fine print on a two-toned prism. A local lab crafts all lenses and outfits them with an anti-scratch coating and UV protection, ensuring continued clear vision for owners of cats from the sun.
Owner Nina Levitus harnesses 35 years of optical experience as she and Visionary Optical’s team of experts bring customers’ worlds back into focus with progressive, bifocal, and antireflective lenses. Frames from designers such as Red Paris Eyewear, Ogi, and Best Image Optical pair up with lenses that are custom-ground at independent lens labs to ensure quality.