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.
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. Yearly eye exams are crucial to eye health, so 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 fashionable sets of designer frames from brands such as Prada, Ray-Ban, and Dolce & Gabbana.
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.
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.
Since opening its 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 offering eye exams from certified optometrists, each Sterling location carries an expansive selection of frames that includes both budget-conscious styles and designer frames from brands such as Gucci and Michael Kors. Kids' glasses can be built with shatter-resistant lenses, and adults can opt for Transitions models, which automatically darken to protect eyes from harsh outdoor light or street hypnotists. But despite the vast options, Sterling Optical makes it easy to try a new look by backing all eyewear purchases with 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
Once, not so very long ago, seeing well and looking good didn’t necessarily go hand in hand. But as corrective-vision technology progressed, so did the demand for prescription frames that matched the public’s growing interest in fashion and personal style. This burgeoning demand inspired Jack Cohen to start his own designer-eyewear business in 1927, and soon, he was selling fashionable eyewear up and down New York’s Orchard Street from a humble pushcart. The concept was so successful, however, that he was soon able to open the first Cohen's Fashion Optical storefront on the corner of Orchard and Delancey. The near and farsighted from across the city flocked there, most to find frames that flattered their faces, and some because they misread the sign while looking for City Hall.
Today, there are more than 100 Cohen's Fashion Optical stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico offering sunglasses, designer frames, and the most advanced prescription lenses and contact lenses available. State-licensed optometrists screen patients for problems and determine prescriptions with eye exams and then steer them toward staff trained to advise customers on which frames will best suit their face shape. Titanium, stainless-steel, and plastic frames bear logos from designers such as Prada, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Dior, Cartier, Chrome Heart, Fred, and Ray-Ban, and a variety of lenses incorporate progressive, polarized, and transition technologies, or feature rose-colored glass to counteract pessimism. Customers can also shed frames in favor of contact lenses, with options that include disposable lenses, toric lenses for astigmatism, bifocal and multifocal lenses, and color lenses.