Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Comprehensive Eye Exam
Brands Used: Acuvue, Proclear, Focus
Pro Tip: Please bring your current prescription.
Brands Used: Oliver People, Paul Smith, Alain Mikli
Though SEE Eyewear?s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a-kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop?s exclusive coveted selection.
From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn?t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.
Mount Sinai is one of the world's foremost teaching hospitals, and at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, the renowned staff members of that institution meet with patients seeking aesthetic, ophthalmologic, and ear, nose, and throat services. Whether they're interested in face-smoothing Botox injections from board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Tony Perkins, getting a rhinoplasty for the image-conscious pet they took home from safari, or simply struggling to get through pollen season, patients will find friendly clinicians whose bedside manner is rivaled only by their scientific know-how and Sinai-honed techniques.
Artsee Eyewear has captured the attention of fashion icons and casual window shoppers alike with new and vintage style-conscious eyeglass frames. Raucous parades of oracular accouterments from around the world march into the shop each week, creating a well-curated assortment with innovative eyewear ranging from $300 to $1,600, with most frames clocking in at $535. In addition to flaunting day-to-day spectacles, the boutique also reveals itself to be a treasure trove of stylish sunglasses, garnering best sunglass store For Eccentrics by New York magazine, a title previously held by fashion-heavyweight The Mad Hatter's Haberdashery. Rivaling the eyewear in expressive personality is the store itself, clad in engaging visual art that changes as a new exhibition is ushered into the store every other month.
Like it's home neighborhood of Soho, J.F. Rey Eyewear is focused on fashion. A successor of one of the area's popular fashion eyewear designers, Joel Name Optique De Paris, J.F. Rey designs multiple collections of trendy and timeless frames that offer customers plenty of options for expressing their style. A team of in-house opticians and frame stylists ensure that each customer ends up with the right frame, lenses, and fit for their eyes. Glasses are available with standard single-vision lenses or digital-progressive lenses, which offer a more stylish alternative to traditional bifocals or wearing two-pairs of glasses.
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.