A new pair of glasses allows you to see the world more clearly, from the birds in the trees to the nests they’ve constructed out of discarded glasses. Don't miss a detail with today's Groupon: for $49, you get an eye exam (a $130 value) plus $225 toward a complete pair of eyeglasses at Visual Eyes (a $355 total value). This Groupon is redeemable at the locations in Mitchellville, Clinton, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, and Upper Marlboro.
Dr. Alexander Nnabue and the team of optic specialists at Visual Eyes keep peepers peering clearly and looking sharp in fashion-forward designer frames. During the roughly 40-minute comprehensive exam, an optometrist checks eye pressure, depth perception, and dilates vision orbs in search of glaucoma and hypertension. A series of tests—including color-vision and depth-perception assessments, a multiple-choice astrophysics final, and an overall ocular-health exam—ensures that the soul’s windows maintain their pristine view of next-door senators when they go skinny-legislating. A meticulous eye expert determines each sight sphere's exact prescription, then cages the resulting lenses in Polo by Ralph Lauren ($259), Gant ($253), or any of a dozen other high-end fashion houses, including Armani, Gucci, Prada, and Versace.
Dr. Nnabue, founder of Visual Eyes, has taught optometry to doctors around the world and performed charitable medical work in Nigeria. Closer to home, the doctor lent his community expertise to the 2006 transition committee for Montgomery County executive Ike Leggett.
Visual Eyes: A Member of Vision Source
Alexander C. Nnabue knows that caring for eyes is really about caring for people. After earning doctor of optometry degrees from both Imo State University in Nigeria and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Dr. Nnabue found his own company to help restore patients' ocular health. What began in 1994 as a single storefront has blossomed into six Visual Eyes locations throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Today, the caring doctor leads biannual medical mission trips to Africa, including one trip that, according to a 2006 Nigeria World article, put thousands of eyeglasses and medications in the hands of those in need.
At Visual Eyes, he and his fellow optometrists use advanced technology to diagnose and treat various conditions. A trained technician manufactures lenses at an in-house lab, and Dr. Nnabue specializes in orthokeratology, a vision-correcting process that eliminates the need to wear glasses, contacts, or a sign that says, "Sorry for walking into you; I forgot my contacts or glasses." The team also prides itself on showcasing the latest designer frames, including Marc by Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, and Guess.