Since opening their 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 performing eye exams, they carry an expansive selection of frames that includes both budget-conscious styles and designer frames from Gucci and Michael Kors. Kids glasses can be built with shatter-resistant lenses, and adults can opt for Transitions models. Whatever your purchase, Sterling Optical gives customers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee in case you change your mind about the frames or forget that you actually have 20/20 vision.
When it comes to laser vision correction, the doctors and technicians at Diamond Vision have a lot of options for their patients. Their most well-known treatment, LASIK, gently reshapes the cornea with a minor incision and a laser while LASIK's entirely bladeless cousin, Intralase, uses only lasers. Then there's the photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) procedure, which shapes the cornea directly but requires slightly more downtime. They also offer a few non-laser-based solutions as well that can permanently relieve vision problems or temporarily give patients X-ray vision.
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.
Ophthalmologist Dr. Alexander Hatsis has performed tens of thousands of refractive surgical procedures since 1985, and uses his experience to train other surgeons at several area universities. At Hatsis Laser Vision—providing services on Long Island since 1995—Dr. Hatsis performs LASIK and PRK eye surgeries with the aid of Custom Vue procedures and WaveScan-based digital technology, which helps pinpoint individual imperfections that older methods could not detect. When correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, he relies on ultrathin IntraLase and excimer lasers to etch prescriptions into the cornea so that incoming light will focus on the retina. He also stores all patient records electronically so that computers can analyze data, helping to ensure safety.
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.
A collection of more than 1,250 frames from 50 designers fans out amid Roslyn Eye Centre's funky decor. Licensed opticians fit lenses to frames from Oliver Peoples, Oakley, Cartier, and Prada at their on-site lab. The full-service optical store also offers youth eyewear, contact lenses, and sports eyewear.