Did those glasses get stepped on? Or that high-def tree outside instantly turn blurry? Whether in need of new glasses, contact lenses or a check up to test just how super your eyesight is, an appointment or walk-in to anyone of these reader-voted Dan’s Best of the Best optical services could come in handy:
Southampton Optiks (414 County Road 39A, Southampton; 631-283-6226; southamptonoptics.com) received the platinum Best of the Best optical award for the South Fork. The family-owned and -operated business has over 10,000 contact lenses in stock and a large selection of glasses for customers’ perusal and best fit. Southampton Optiks also offers services such as routine retinal photography, comprehensive eye exams, retinal inspections, vision screenings and treatment of eye disease.
Awarded the platinum for the North Fork, Southold Opticians (43375 County Road 48, Southold; 631-765-4344; facebook.com/ToCCMe) is run by Richard Chizever, a NYS-licensed optician since 1980. The business fills and duplicates eyeglass prescriptions, and fits sport glasses, sunglasses, pediatric eyewear and prescription swim goggles. Featured brands kept in stock include Progressive Lenses by Varilux, Zeiss, Shamir Optics and Crizal.
Main Street Optics (82 Main Street, Southampton; 631-287-7899; mainstreetoptics.com), which opened in Southampton in 2004, is the South Fork winner of the gold. Dr. Robert Ruggiero, the on-staff optician, has more than 28 years of experience in the field. Glasses and contact lenses are their specialty and servicing is also available. They offer free repairs and cleaning and work with prescription and nonprescription eyewear.
North Fork gold recipient Greenport Eyeworks (137 Third Street, Greenport; 631-477-1800; facebook.com/GreenportEyeworks) functions dually as an optometric office and an eyewear retail store, with brands that include Ray Ban, Oakley, Maui Jim, Prada, and more. Greenport Eyeworks is run by Dr. Joseph Pagano and has served many customers with high quality care and attention.
Allied Optical Plan (20 West Main Street, Riverhead; 631-727-4411; facebook.com/pages/Allied-Optical-Plan/155216014516432), located in Riverhead, tied with two other businesses for the silver on the South Fork. The store sells a diverse selection of eye glasses and sunglasses. It is a favorite among locals.
Tied for silver, Solstice Sunglass Boutique (30 Main Street, East Hampton; 631-324-4591), located in East Hampton Village, has a variety of eyeglasses and sunglasses at-the-ready. Customers are sure to find the right style and correct pair that they need.
Hamptons Eye & Vision, Eugene Parker, OD (270 North Sea Road, Southampton; 631-283-0017), tied for silver, offers a wide array of services to meet its customers’ needs. Comprehensive eye exams, advanced technology aid, management of ocular diseases, dry eye treatment, pediatric eye exams and eye emergency practices are all available under the supervision of a professional optometrist.
North Fork Optical (10095 Main Road, Mattituck; 631-298-9555) is the silver titleholder for the North Fork. With both an optometrist and optician on staff, North Fork Optical is prepared to give expert advice and provide a variety of corrective eyewear.