This bright, airy eyewear shop feels like a secret universe amidst the chaos of its neighboring souvenir vendors. Broad glass cases boast chic frames from Alain Mikli, Lafont, Cartier, Dior, Tom Ford and other high-end designers ($100–$9,000). For those who need eye exams, the efficient staff welcomes walk-ins and will assess your vision in just 15 minutes for only $30 (or $20 if you decide to purchase frames). With prescriptions starting at just $40 for a basic lens, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal in the city. Special requests like Transitions lenses, Scratch Guard and UV-filter coatings can be accommodated for an additional fee, and sunglasses by Ray-Ban, DVF, Chloé, Tory Burch and Chanel ($100–$2,000) can also be customized.
Mott Street Optical
|Venue name:||Mott Street Optical||Contact:|
52 Mott St
|Cross street:||at Bayard St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 9:30am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St (Broadway)|