Pildes Optical Of 78th St Inc

★★★★★
  • 2193 Broadway

    New York, NY 10024

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  • 212-877-2980

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Sun 11am-5pm, Mon-Thu 9am-7:30pm, Fri 9am-6:30pm, Sat 10am-6pm

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What a great place for glasses!\r
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The staff is so helpful and the variety of brands in the store is amazing. I highly recommend this place.

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What a great place for glasses!\r
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The staff is so helpful and the variety of brands in the store is amazing. I highly recommend this place.

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Pildes has been in my neighborhood and for years now and my family and I have been going to them for years! After 5 years of wearing glasses I finally wanted to try out contacts but I was unfortunately away at college so I was not able to

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Pildes has been in my neighborhood and for years now and my family and I have been going to them for years! After 5 years of wearing glasses I finally wanted to try out contacts but I was unfortunately away at college so I was not able to

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I bought glasses from Jay at the Broadway branch several months ago, the third or fourth pair I've gotten there over the years because it's a well run store with a knowledgable staff and comparatively reasonable prices. Although I've

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I bought glasses from Jay at the Broadway branch several months ago, the third or fourth pair I've gotten there over the years because it's a well run store with a knowledgable staff and comparatively reasonable prices. Although I've

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Pildes Optical is a neighborhood store run by young guys who make it seem like it's 1963.

Service and smiles are impeccable, and the craftsmanship and attention to detail are unrivaled. I remember as a kid that stores in my Manhattan

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Pildes Optical is a neighborhood store run by young guys who make it seem like it's 1963.

Service and smiles are impeccable, and the craftsmanship and attention to detail are unrivaled. I remember as a kid that stores in my Manhattan

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Out of all the damn over-priced places in the UWS, this place is an oasis. They don't have bored, or worse, over-the-top sales people, or clueless retail assistants with an eye doc in the back.
Just normal, intelligent, even funny with

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Out of all the damn over-priced places in the UWS, this place is an oasis. They don't have bored, or worse, over-the-top sales people, or clueless retail assistants with an eye doc in the back.
Just normal, intelligent, even funny with

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I've been going here for at least 15 years. The service is fantastic - most/all of the staff has been at that location for a while. I started coming here when I was having a hard time getting the right eyeglass script (not sure why, my

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I've been going here for at least 15 years. The service is fantastic - most/all of the staff has been at that location for a while. I started coming here when I was having a hard time getting the right eyeglass script (not sure why, my

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Helpful staff and good prices.
They really make you feel like you are part of a family.
This place has been around for decades!

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Helpful staff and good prices.
They really make you feel like you are part of a family.
This place has been around for decades!

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For some of the cheapest prices on the internet you can also try www.SaveMoneyOnGlasses dot com. They are located right here in NYC.

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For some of the cheapest prices on the internet you can also try www.SaveMoneyOnGlasses dot com. They are located right here in NYC.

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This past week was the second time my glasses have broken while on a trip to NYC. A year ago I discovered Pildes, and they literally saved my vacation! This time my glasses broke on the way to my local airport (is it something about going to NYC?). I was prepared with extra side pieces, and I left them at Pildes right before close on a Tuesday. They were ready first thing the next morning, and I was on my way! They are awesome!!!

If you are remotely close to them, you need to let them take care of all your optical needs!

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This past week was the second time my glasses have broken while on a trip to NYC. A year ago I discovered Pildes, and they literally saved my vacation! This time my glasses broke on the way to my local airport (is it something about going to NYC?). I was prepared with extra side pieces, and I left them at Pildes right before close on a Tuesday. They were ready first thing the next morning, and I was on my way! They are awesome!!!

If you are remotely close to them, you need to let them take care of all your optical needs!

Pros: Quick service, especially if you are a tourist!

Cons: There are absolutely no drawbacks

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It's rare to find a store like this one anymore. The staff has been there for a long time because it's a terrific place to be. They are helpful beyond measure (and you can trust their opinions about which pair is the very best for your face!), they're warm and kind, and they genuinely care about their clientele. I've been a customer for over a decade and have recommended them to everyone. I don't care how far I move one day...I'll still travel back to get my glasses from Jay, Reuben and the rest of the wonderful people at this store.

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It's rare to find a store like this one anymore. The staff has been there for a long time because it's a terrific place to be. They are helpful beyond measure (and you can trust their opinions about which pair is the very best for your face!), they're warm and kind, and they genuinely care about their clientele. I've been a customer for over a decade and have recommended them to everyone. I don't care how far I move one day...I'll still travel back to get my glasses from Jay, Reuben and the rest of the wonderful people at this store.

Pros: Service is exceptional, Great selection

Cons: None!

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Great long term staff. Very friendly.Know you by name. Great eye exams there.Great choice of glasses,contacts, great styles.Lots of special prices for contacts etc.The entire experience whether u r there 4 an eye exam, or to purchase contacts, or buy new glasses,frames,sun glasses etc is honestly a pleasure.Love all staff, Rubin, Maria, Jay and everyone else.They have been in the neiborhood for many years and hope they r there forever!

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Great long term staff. Very friendly.Know you by name. Great eye exams there.Great choice of glasses,contacts, great styles.Lots of special prices for contacts etc.The entire experience whether u r there 4 an eye exam, or to purchase contacts, or buy new glasses,frames,sun glasses etc is honestly a pleasure.Love all staff, Rubin, Maria, Jay and everyone else.They have been in the neiborhood for many years and hope they r there forever!

Pros: every aspect of this wonderful store is exceptional

Cons: there are none!

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I had a trouble with a pair of glasses that I'd gotten and the proprietor replaced them for no charge. I have gone to them for many years and will continue to.

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I had a trouble with a pair of glasses that I'd gotten and the proprietor replaced them for no charge. I have gone to them for many years and will continue to.

Pros: Reliable and caring service

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Last summer I stepped on my expensiive sunglasses, so before I went out and splurged on a new pair for my vacation I thought I would check if this place could repair them. They told me first thing that they were pretty badly damged and they can't be responsible if they further damage them..understood. Than 2 minutes later the salesman came out from the back office w/ my glasses pretty much as good as new. And the best part.. no charge.

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Last summer I stepped on my expensiive sunglasses, so before I went out and splurged on a new pair for my vacation I thought I would check if this place could repair them. They told me first thing that they were pretty badly damged and they can't be responsible if they further damage them..understood. Than 2 minutes later the salesman came out from the back office w/ my glasses pretty much as good as new. And the best part.. no charge.

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I had such a great experience with Pildes! I was so distrught when my fairly expensive/ perfect-for-me glasses broke. I came on here to find a repair place and after reading the reviews, I was set on going there to get my glasses repaired! They did a fabulosu job with a quick 2 day turnarpund. They were able to solder my arm, they bent them back into shape and they fit like new. I will definitely be going back for a visit to look for glasses! You won't be disappointed!

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I had such a great experience with Pildes! I was so distrught when my fairly expensive/ perfect-for-me glasses broke. I came on here to find a repair place and after reading the reviews, I was set on going there to get my glasses repaired! They did a fabulosu job with a quick 2 day turnarpund. They were able to solder my arm, they bent them back into shape and they fit like new. I will definitely be going back for a visit to look for glasses! You won't be disappointed!

Pros: Excellent Work, Fast, and Friendly

Cons: A little pricey but worth every penny!

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Yeah this place is great. even when i lived downtown I'd come here. Dr. Coleman is a good doctor who really seems to care. They're always very helpful and friendly and they really take time to answer questions and give attention. Perfect place for eye exams, glasses and contacts.

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Yeah this place is great. even when i lived downtown I'd come here. Dr. Coleman is a good doctor who really seems to care. They're always very helpful and friendly and they really take time to answer questions and give attention. Perfect place for eye exams, glasses and contacts.

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I've been a customer of Pildes for many years, and can't recommend them highly enough. They have a great selection of frames, but what really separates them from other stores is the expertise of the staff and their extraordinary patience! They take the time to make sure that glasses fit correctly, and on the rare occassions when I've been unhappy with a purchase they have bent over backwards to fix the problem. I DON'T live in the neighborhood (Pildes is on the upper West Side, and I live in the Village), but I happily make the trip up to Pildes every time I need glasses - they're that good!

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I've been a customer of Pildes for many years, and can't recommend them highly enough. They have a great selection of frames, but what really separates them from other stores is the expertise of the staff and their extraordinary patience! They take the time to make sure that glasses fit correctly, and on the rare occassions when I've been unhappy with a purchase they have bent over backwards to fix the problem. I DON'T live in the neighborhood (Pildes is on the upper West Side, and I live in the Village), but I happily make the trip up to Pildes every time I need glasses - they're that good!

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I had stepped on my favorite pair of sunglasses and was totally heart broken because I had actually sprung for a pair of Guccis. I thought that was $200 down the drain as one of the arms barely hung to the hing. I brought them to Pildes and they gladly took a look at them even though I hadnt purchased them there. They told me they would absolutly do their best to fix them though it looked fatal. Later that day they handed me my fully repaired sunglasses at no charge. The service was just outstanding, everyone was happy to help with big smiles. This is the place to go!

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I had stepped on my favorite pair of sunglasses and was totally heart broken because I had actually sprung for a pair of Guccis. I thought that was $200 down the drain as one of the arms barely hung to the hing. I brought them to Pildes and they gladly took a look at them even though I hadnt purchased them there. They told me they would absolutly do their best to fix them though it looked fatal. Later that day they handed me my fully repaired sunglasses at no charge. The service was just outstanding, everyone was happy to help with big smiles. This is the place to go!

Pros: This place is perfect

Cons: Nothing

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Living in the city has been a huge change since I moved here a few months ago. The first thing I knew I needed was to find a local eyeglass store to re-order contacts and to buy a new pair of shades for the summer. A friend suggested a neighborhood store called Pildes Optical - praising it for it's reasonable prices and very personable service. I decided to check it out myself and I'm glad I did. The selection is absolutely astonishing , especially compared to the limited selection I'm used to at the major franchise stores such as Lenscrafters or Pearl. They had everything from Stars and Stripes for kids , to high-end Sillouhetes and other big name brands such as Prada, Coach, Versace, Gucci, Mark Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, etc.. The service was very helpful, and as the other reviewer mentioned, extremely patient as well. We tried on numerous pairs of frames before finally deciding on a pair of Ray-Bans for a lot cheaper then I would have expected. The store itself is furnished very nicely, with a bright blue awning and stage lighting that hangs overhead a charcoal-colored ceiling. There are tons of eyewear posters, such as the huge Halle Berry banner that I couldn't help but stare at. They also have a very nice and experienced eye-doctor available on site seven days a week. Highly recommended.

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Living in the city has been a huge change since I moved here a few months ago. The first thing I knew I needed was to find a local eyeglass store to re-order contacts and to buy a new pair of shades for the summer. A friend suggested a neighborhood store called Pildes Optical - praising it for it's reasonable prices and very personable service. I decided to check it out myself and I'm glad I did. The selection is absolutely astonishing , especially compared to the limited selection I'm used to at the major franchise stores such as Lenscrafters or Pearl. They had everything from Stars and Stripes for kids , to high-end Sillouhetes and other big name brands such as Prada, Coach, Versace, Gucci, Mark Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, etc.. The service was very helpful, and as the other reviewer mentioned, extremely patient as well. We tried on numerous pairs of frames before finally deciding on a pair of Ray-Bans for a lot cheaper then I would have expected. The store itself is furnished very nicely, with a bright blue awning and stage lighting that hangs overhead a charcoal-colored ceiling. There are tons of eyewear posters, such as the huge Halle Berry banner that I couldn't help but stare at. They also have a very nice and experienced eye-doctor available on site seven days a week. Highly recommended.

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living on the upper west side and finding a good optical store is a huge pain. I had to settle for pearl because they were close to my apartment on 70th. unfortunately the prices always seemed outrageous but I dealt with it. well it turns out their changing locations in a few weeks so I decided to look around for something new. then I remembered an optical store I always saw on my walk to the 79th st subway station. I went in to check it out and was impressed by the selection and sales staff. very pretty and helpful indeed. I picked out a pair of calvins and they were ready the NEXT DAY. pearl never could have pulled that off. impossible you say? well i thought so too at first, but I was proven wrong. very lovely store and patient patient patient staff.

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living on the upper west side and finding a good optical store is a huge pain. I had to settle for pearl because they were close to my apartment on 70th. unfortunately the prices always seemed outrageous but I dealt with it. well it turns out their changing locations in a few weeks so I decided to look around for something new. then I remembered an optical store I always saw on my walk to the 79th st subway station. I went in to check it out and was impressed by the selection and sales staff. very pretty and helpful indeed. I picked out a pair of calvins and they were ready the NEXT DAY. pearl never could have pulled that off. impossible you say? well i thought so too at first, but I was proven wrong. very lovely store and patient patient patient staff.

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Having spent too much time and money at the uber high end eyewear stores in the city I decided to give this neighborhood place a try and was glad I did. Their selection is great-from funky to conservative-there is really something for everyone here. More important the service is excellent. The woman salesperson not only had great suggestions but was patient to the point of suggesting more styles even after we had narrowed down our choices to several frames--all this service provided with incredible attentiveness and no attitude that often is present in eyewear shops. And if this wasn't reason enough to shop here the prices are reasonable-even on the high end frames of which they have many to choose. A great eyewear store.

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Having spent too much time and money at the uber high end eyewear stores in the city I decided to give this neighborhood place a try and was glad I did. Their selection is great-from funky to conservative-there is really something for everyone here. More important the service is excellent. The woman salesperson not only had great suggestions but was patient to the point of suggesting more styles even after we had narrowed down our choices to several frames--all this service provided with incredible attentiveness and no attitude that often is present in eyewear shops. And if this wasn't reason enough to shop here the prices are reasonable-even on the high end frames of which they have many to choose. A great eyewear store.

Pros: service, selection

Cons: none

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Discount brand-name eyeglass frames, plus a variety of lenses, sunglasses and contact lenses. Offers in-store eye exams and eyeglass repair.

 

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