The opticians at Perfect Eyes Optique blend healthcare with style, equipping clients with fashion-forward prescription glasses and sunglasses, fitting frames with single-vision, progressive, and bifocal lenses when necessary. Chic frames from Israel, Italy, and France carry renowned brand names such as Gucci, Giorgio Armani, and Prada, as well as Coach, OGA, and Ray-Ban.
For the past 30 years, the staff at Eye Contact Vision Center has been helping patients of all ages improve their vision with prescription eyewear and contact lenses. Past rows of fashionable frames from Dolce & Gabbana, Tiffany, and Bvlgari, independent optometrist Dr. Carmela Losurdo holds court five days a week—performing eye exams and impressing clients with her ability to translate eye charts in English, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Losurdo also diagnoses and treats most types of eye problems, including myopia, conjunctivitis, and double vision.
Since 1988, Specs For Less has been sharpening visual acuity in Staten Island and its surrounding areas. At each of its five locations, customers' eyes are coddled by a staff of optometrists, who examine eyes aided by up-to-date equipment as well as ongoing education. Meanwhile, eyewear consultants concern themselves with keeping newly minted prescriptions stylishly adhered to faces, occupying the vanguard of frame style trends with an inventory of designs from Coach, Fendi, and Dior.
The optometric team at Optical World looks past the eyes when sharpening vision. During exams, the optometrist peers into the eye looking for signs of ocular diseases and for symptoms of other diseases that can show up in the eye, such as diabetes. Once patients have their prescription in hand, they sojourn to the boutique, where the staffers extend their knowledge of facial shape and current styles to pair clients with the ideal frames.
A vibrant purple awning is what draws eyes to Euro Optika’s trendy boutique, but it’s the stylish frames within that lure them indoors. Rare European eyewear from such designers as Anne et Valentine, Lafont, and Oliver Goldsmith line pale wooden shelves, sidling next to Maui Jim and Ray-Ban’s stateside shades. A knowledgeable staff is on hand to educate customers on lens types, while helping pair them with frames that best complement facial shapes, lifestyles, and slow-motion hair tosses. As an added convenience, the boutique keeps its doors open until at least 6 p.m. seven days a week.
The optometrists at Bella Vista Optics screen for glaucoma and cataracts during eye exams, as well as perform specific contact-lens exams to ensure patients are paired with contacts that fit their eyes comfortably. Patients can then select glasses outfitted with standard or transitions lenses or grab a box of contacts from the Bella Vista optical store, which carries every contact brand, including those with colored or laser-imbued lenses. Patients can also get one-hour emergency service from the store's onsite laboratory.
Leon Kalmus opened up shop in 1949 to outfit near- and farsighted customers with hand-fitted specs, which optometrist Myron Singer has been helping patients choose since 1963. The boutique corrects vision with contact lenses, prescription mascot costume heads, and designer frames by Ray-Ban, Prada, and Tom Ford.