The team of eye experts at Maz Optical has brought the world back into focus for more than two decades. Skilled opticians zero in on any sign of eye disease and calibrate fresh prescriptions for patients no longer able to see properly. Patients then take their new recipe for eyewear to experienced technicians, who help them order contacts or select frames from designers such as Prada, Coach, and Bebe. The professionals can answer questions about progressive lenses, give advice on protective coatings, and weigh in on which lenses are most likely to crack if worn to the opera.
Wielding more than 40 years of experience and an arsenal of high-tech equipment, North Shore Eye Care helps alleviate the burden of near- and farsightedness with noninvasive laser procedures. As official eye care provider of the New York Islanders and the official LASIK provider of the New York Mets, the clinic’s board of certified surgeons can zap unwieldy glasses and irksome contacts out of necessity with this outpatient procedure by utilizing laser technology and a 1956 subway map. Patients’ corneal topography is first analyzed to determine the areas to be adjusted, and then a computerized laser is used to shuffle the corneal deck to correct vision impairments. Squinters take a mild oral sedative before the procedure but stay awake for the entire process. The procedure is completed in roughly 15 minutes, leaving patients to swiftly recover while the laser machine steps out for a celebratory round of golf.
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.