Since the company's founding in 1927, Cohen's Fashion Optical has grown from a pushcart business into a successful franchise peddling prescription and designer wares at more than 100 locations spanning seven states and Puerto Rico. Each store employs experienced doctors of optometry who test pupils with comprehensive eye exams to assess ocular health, pinpoint visual acuity, and ensure that no wool has been pulled over the eyes. The store's visionary staff can also help outfit peepers with contact lenses or designer frames from brands such as Prada, Ray-Ban, and Dolce & Gabbana.
In 1927, Jack Cohen began selling eyeglasses from a pushcart in New York City with a novel goal: to match each wearer with a pair that fit their style as well as their prescription. Today, specialists carry on his philosophy with prescription specs from American and European labels such as Prada, Valentino, and Coach. After a visitor sits down for a fitting, a trained style professional handpicks the eyeglasses or sunglasses that best complement their face shape, eye color, and tattoo of four eyeballs. Frames come in a variety of colors and materials, and each can be customized with polarized and optical-quality lenses to ward off glare and UV rays. Meanwhile, a team of optometrists resides onsite to assess the pupils during comprehensive eye exams.
Hicksville Optical's fashionable frames hail from brands such as Guess, DKNY, and Ray-Ban. And chic glasses are only the beginning of the team's offerings. They also outfit clients with sunglasses and contacts, tailoring all their wares to prescriptions measured by onsite optometrists.
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.
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.