Do you have 20/20 vision?
Yes? Fuck you. (I’m just jealous!)
No? Cool, Four Eyes unite!
I’ve been wearing glasses since tenth grade. Every year I let my prescription expire and haul myself to LensCrafters after I’ve worn my last pair of contacts twice as long as I’m supposed to. Let’s call it a tradition.
Today I broke tradition. I went on Yelp and typed in Lenscrafters Alternatives NYC. Okay, that’s a lie. I typed in “Cheap Optometrist NYC”.
Guys, I just got an eye exam AND half a years supply of contacts for $180. That’s practically the cost of an exam alone at LensCrafters! Maybe you have amazing insurance that covers eye care. If so, damn I’m jealous. But if you are like me and pay out-of-pocket, hate making appointments, and want and exam and a box of contacts all in less than 15 minutes, then I have the place for you.
Get your eyes down to Little Italy, the cross streets of Mott and Hester. 88 Optical Hester sits on the corner. It’s nothing fancy but the people are nice, the doctor sings in an 8 piece band and performs an eye exam faster than I can spell glaucoma. Don’t expect any frills but also you aren’t expected to make an appointments. It’s all walk ins. Maybe I got lucky but I was seen immediately. I walked in at 5:45PM and I was out the door legit at 6PM with a trial pair of Acuvye Oasys in my eyes, a box in my bag, and a glasses prescription ready to take to Warby Parker next week.
I was so happy with the experience I had to blog about it! They’re not paying me to write this, I’m just that pleased! They have great reviews on Yelp and if you found this blog Googling “Cheap Optometrist NYC” take it from me because I found one! They’re open 7 days a week and you can see the doctor anytime 11am-6pm. Yep even on weekends. I’m never going to LensCrafters again!