From basic frames to designer ones, from contact lenses to prescription sunwear, Eye Supply has eyecare needs covered. To ensure prescriptions are as accurate as possible, doctors also provide eye exams and polygraph tests for existing prescriptions.
Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to 125 locations across the US. Most stores continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to onsite labs that can manufacture glasses in just one hour. Thanks to that commitment to customer care, Sterling Optical has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.
More than 80 years ago, Jack Cohen started selling designer eyewear from a pushcart on Orchard Street. After eight decades, that cart has expanded into more than 100 storefronts whose frames runt the gamut from budget-friendly styles to designer specs from Versace, Fendi, and Calvin Klein. The expert staff helps clients match their glasses to their face shapes and lifestyles. Meanwhile, onsite optometrists dole out prescriptions and screen eyes for diseases such as glaucoma and cat cataracts, which make you only see cats.
A family-owned business, J & J Premium Eye Care has forgone the sterile, impersonal feel of big-chain optometry offices in favor of a cozy boutique with hardwood floors. At the back of the office, the doctor measures visual acuity; screens eyes for glaucoma and other signs of trouble; and clocks your winking speed. Prescriptions in hand, clients can peruse the sales floor's abundant glass cases and racks, which sport name-brand frames by Gucci, Prada, and Versace.
For Dr. Jason Bart, Optometry isn?t just a career, it?s a family legacy. His father, Dr. Arnold Bart, founded Ultra Vision Optical in 1974 when Jason was just five months old. Growing up around the office, Jason was inspired to follow in his father?s footsteps, even attending his father?s alma mater, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, before joining his dad on staff in 2000. Today, he stands at the helm of the established practice, bringing modern updates that include computer vision analysis, LASIK consultations, and the latest styles.
A specialist in multi-focal fits, Dr. Bart performs all eye exams and contact fittings in-house, checking overall eye health while testing for diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy with the brand new OPTOMAP equipment. He then lets patients loose in the showroom, offering guidance as they choose from a selection of 1,500 frames that includes styles from top brands such as Michael Kors, Ray Ban, and Gucci, and a large selection of children's frames are available as well. The shop also stocks a range of contacts to fit clients' needs, and with a on premises lab same day service is possible. Blue light prevention lenses are also available for protection against the strain of computer screens.
At Vision World of Levittown, Dr. Rory Bowman knows that everyone's eyes are different?even those with the same prescription. That's why his exams are such an important step. During exams, he assesses not only eyes but also the patient's lifestyle, which may involve staring at a computer screen or sleeping with one eye open. From there, he crafts customized nonglare, polarized, or digital lenses to improve vision and protect the eyes.