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.
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.
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
The optical staff at My Optician NYC enhances vision and decorates faces with prescription lenses fitted into chic designer frames. Branded frames from JLo ($229), Gucci ($350+), Prada ($350+), and other boutique bifocal houses instantly upgrade clients who fashioned their own sets from a box of paperclips. Single-vision plastic lenses ($69) refocus blurry printed words and improve farsightedness; polycarbonate and high-index lenses keep eyes from mistaking a boss's face for a Magic Eye poster. Although an eye exam is not included in the value of this Groupon, My Optician NYC's state-licensed optometrists and ophthalmologists can examine peepers and prescribe lenses for an additional fee.
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.