Since opening its first store in New York's Financial District 100 years ago, Sterling Optical has grown to more than 125 locations across the country. In addition to offering eye exams from certified optometrists, each Sterling location carries an expansive selection of frames that includes both budget-conscious styles and designer frames from brands such as Gucci and Michael Kors. Kids' glasses can be built with shatter-resistant lenses, and adults can opt for Transitions models, which automatically darken to protect eyes from harsh outdoor light or street hypnotists. But despite the vast options, Sterling Optical makes it easy to try a new look by backing all eyewear purchases with 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
Cohen’s Fashion Optical has come a long way since its founder, Jack Cohen, began selling glasses from a pushcart in 1927. From these humble beginnings, Jack’s operation grew into a New York City storefront that has since spawned more than 100 locations along the East Coast and in Puerto Rico.
At each Cohen’s Fashion Optical location, a licensed optometrist is on-hand to perform thorough exams that assess visual acuity and detect vision conditions such as astigmatism or mistaking children for raccoons. After receiving new prescriptions, customers can peruse a large selection of eyewear, including designer frames from brands such as Coach, Ray-Ban, and Marc Jacobs.
Dr. Melania Napolitano grew up in Italy and speaks fluent Italian and Spanish. She earned her doctorate of optometry from SUNY College of Optometry and now uses her linguistic skills to communicate with clients about their vision. When she isn't crafting eyeglass and contact-lens prescriptions, she diagnoses maladies such as glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. The shelves at 20/20 Eye Care brim with frames by designers such as Michael Kors, Juicy Couture, DKNY, and Nike, preparing patrons to read fine print or make fun of the lamest ants in a colony.
Rubber Stamps, Inc. allows its customers to authenticate forms and decorate paper-wrapped gifts with personalized style, providing them with custom-designed old-fashioned rubber ink stamps. Notary publics and architects equip their office with authoritative seals, and small businesses can add their logo to envelopes with self-inking punch stamps.
Macy’s Vision Express outfits eyes in alluring new specs inside five New York locations with on-site labs that can churn out single vision lenses in as fast as one hour and bifocal or progressive pairs within three to five days. Frames from D&G, Prada, Dior, and Fendi accent faces with on-trend designs wrought from wire and plastic with crowned crystal and enamel accents. Seasoned optometrists discern up-to-date prescriptions by scoping out eyes during routine exams, honing in on changes in vision and potential ocular-health problems.