MOSCOT

★★★★☆
Since 1915.
  • 108 Orchard St

    New York, NY 10002

    Cross street: Delancey Street

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the eye examination is extremely thorough and professional. \nService is superb

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the eye examination is extremely thorough and professional. \nService is superb

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I went to Moscot Eyecare when I first moved to the city. No recommendations, just simply found them online and felt blessed that it was a decently run shop with proper eyecare. Dr. Kwon was very straight-forward and did her job. She had me come back to do some test to make sure I didn't have any diseases (I'm all for preventive care). She said my left eye had some astigmatism or something, but it was so slight, she didn't want to give me a higher prescription because it would ""overcorrect"" the problem and might give me a headache. My current contact script is fine. I liked her recommendation of contact solution. She checked my glasses and they were a bit outdated so got them redone at their shop. It was a while ago, but I didn't pay that much for the update of the lenses. They don't take my insurance anymore so I am moving to another eye shop, but just wanted to leave my recommendation for this place. In other words, I would still be going if they took my insurance.

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★★★★★

I went to Moscot Eyecare when I first moved to the city. No recommendations, just simply found them online and felt blessed that it was a decently run shop with proper eyecare. Dr. Kwon was very straight-forward and did her job. She had me come back to do some test to make sure I didn't have any diseases (I'm all for preventive care). She said my left eye had some astigmatism or something, but it was so slight, she didn't want to give me a higher prescription because it would ""overcorrect"" the problem and might give me a headache. My current contact script is fine. I liked her recommendation of contact solution. She checked my glasses and they were a bit outdated so got them redone at their shop. It was a while ago, but I didn't pay that much for the update of the lenses. They don't take my insurance anymore so I am moving to another eye shop, but just wanted to leave my recommendation for this place. In other words, I would still be going if they took my insurance.

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Allow me to briefly break down below my experience into what I believe to be the essential categories for someone on the hunt for new glasses/contacts: \r\n\r\nSelection\r\n\r\nAt least at Orchard Street, the choice of frames was fine; I was able to find with no problem a pair of frames in the horn-rimmed style I craved. Their ""Moscot Originals"" and ""Moscot Spirit"" lines more than covered the style, so I was impressed (I did do a bunch of ""research"" online beforehand, so I knew the general style I liked vis a vis what they actually offered in the store, and avoided the ""deer-in-headlights"" paralysis that often makes an unsure shopper easy prey for a salesperson trying to ring up another sale - satisfaction be damned. This, plus wearing a MOSCOT frame ensures that you'll be sporting a unique permutation of what is currently a very popular style (so-called geek, Clark Kent, etc.), which is important to rugged individualists like me in a city like NYC, if only to avoid following the (massive) crowd - trendy as it may be.\r\n\r\nPrice\r\n\r\nLet it be known: MOSCOT isn't cheap. There's a reason why they cater to so many celebrities and the like: because those folks can easily afford to drop a few bills on the merchandise and not blink. If you've got budgetary constraints, however, the cost may be prohibitive - especially if you're trying to go through your insurance. I paid for everything out-of-pocket, which apparently saved me $71 on my frames (for some strange reason, having coverage allows them to charge you a higher price for frames, which is crazy). I also got contacts, which rang up the bill considerably, as I wear RGP lenses (i.e. hard - I have an astigmatism), and are apparently less common than soft lenses, so they are able to charge you much more for a special eye exam. No biggie there. \r\n\r\nService\r\n\r\nHere's where they wet the bed -- especially if you consider the price vs. selection to be a wash up to this point. I initially went on a Sunday in the early afternoon, and was seen pretty quickly for a pre-scheduled RGP exam by Dr. Kwon (definitely call ahead, folks!). She certainly was professional enough, but not outstanding - she just did her job. Fine. The contacts I got from them work great, and supposedly I'm to have a follow-up exam in a few weeks to make sure everything is OK. Great. Now, when I went to purchase frames, I worked with a guy named Frank, who, for all of his supererogatory gregariousness and surface professionalism really gave off a ""salesman"" vibe that was a tad irksome. First off, the store is small and compact, so every little bit of space counts. And let me tell you: it was quite packed in there, and rather chaotic. My man Frank was juggling me and 2 other people simultaneously, and the other 3 salespeople had customers, also. As I said, I knew what I wanted, so I basically fitted myself based on the selection and what I wanted - a distracted Frank be damned. Finally, when it came time for me to put in the order, I had to get Frank's attention once again and have him bump one of the guys he was working with in order to finish up with me. Of course, Frank didn't know how to order the RGPs at first via the computer (they don't often get many customers that swing that way, I guess), but he finally got it right. And, as I said, my contacts are great. My glasses, however, are a different story. I've had to have one of the lenses replaced TWICE (still waiting on the replacement) because of mysterious scratches on the surface of the lens. Mind you, these lenses are ""The Best"", as Frank said it - Polycarb Crizal lenses with anti-scratch and -glare. Short story long, as soon as they get it right with the lenses, I'm out -- oh, I'll still stay with MOSCOT, as I like the overall quality and selection they offer, but will try 14th Street next time - believe that!

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★★★☆☆

Allow me to briefly break down below my experience into what I believe to be the essential categories for someone on the hunt for new glasses/contacts: \r\n\r\nSelection\r\n\r\nAt least at Orchard Street, the choice of frames was fine; I was able to find with no problem a pair of frames in the horn-rimmed style I craved. Their ""Moscot Originals"" and ""Moscot Spirit"" lines more than covered the style, so I was impressed (I did do a bunch of ""research"" online beforehand, so I knew the general style I liked vis a vis what they actually offered in the store, and avoided the ""deer-in-headlights"" paralysis that often makes an unsure shopper easy prey for a salesperson trying to ring up another sale - satisfaction be damned. This, plus wearing a MOSCOT frame ensures that you'll be sporting a unique permutation of what is currently a very popular style (so-called geek, Clark Kent, etc.), which is important to rugged individualists like me in a city like NYC, if only to avoid following the (massive) crowd - trendy as it may be.\r\n\r\nPrice\r\n\r\nLet it be known: MOSCOT isn't cheap. There's a reason why they cater to so many celebrities and the like: because those folks can easily afford to drop a few bills on the merchandise and not blink. If you've got budgetary constraints, however, the cost may be prohibitive - especially if you're trying to go through your insurance. I paid for everything out-of-pocket, which apparently saved me $71 on my frames (for some strange reason, having coverage allows them to charge you a higher price for frames, which is crazy). I also got contacts, which rang up the bill considerably, as I wear RGP lenses (i.e. hard - I have an astigmatism), and are apparently less common than soft lenses, so they are able to charge you much more for a special eye exam. No biggie there. \r\n\r\nService\r\n\r\nHere's where they wet the bed -- especially if you consider the price vs. selection to be a wash up to this point. I initially went on a Sunday in the early afternoon, and was seen pretty quickly for a pre-scheduled RGP exam by Dr. Kwon (definitely call ahead, folks!). She certainly was professional enough, but not outstanding - she just did her job. Fine. The contacts I got from them work great, and supposedly I'm to have a follow-up exam in a few weeks to make sure everything is OK. Great. Now, when I went to purchase frames, I worked with a guy named Frank, who, for all of his supererogatory gregariousness and surface professionalism really gave off a ""salesman"" vibe that was a tad irksome. First off, the store is small and compact, so every little bit of space counts. And let me tell you: it was quite packed in there, and rather chaotic. My man Frank was juggling me and 2 other people simultaneously, and the other 3 salespeople had customers, also. As I said, I knew what I wanted, so I basically fitted myself based on the selection and what I wanted - a distracted Frank be damned. Finally, when it came time for me to put in the order, I had to get Frank's attention once again and have him bump one of the guys he was working with in order to finish up with me. Of course, Frank didn't know how to order the RGPs at first via the computer (they don't often get many customers that swing that way, I guess), but he finally got it right. And, as I said, my contacts are great. My glasses, however, are a different story. I've had to have one of the lenses replaced TWICE (still waiting on the replacement) because of mysterious scratches on the surface of the lens. Mind you, these lenses are ""The Best"", as Frank said it - Polycarb Crizal lenses with anti-scratch and -glare. Short story long, as soon as they get it right with the lenses, I'm out -- oh, I'll still stay with MOSCOT, as I like the overall quality and selection they offer, but will try 14th Street next time - believe that!

Pros: Unique Selection

Cons: Customer Service

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Got lenses made by them a year ago. Had them installed in old frames. Worked fine. Cost: About $350.00. Came back this year. Exam, etc. I was shown frames I was led to believe could be purchased with my UFT Insurance. Didn't expect much because the insurance will pay only $100.00 for frames. Was surprised that the attractive frames I was shown were presented as those the insurance would pay for. Only when I pressed, unpleasantly, to see the frames the insurance would actually pay for---because a snarky explanation of the cost had begun--- was I shown a couple trays of flimsy, uninteresting frames that looked as if they'd last through ten minutes of wear. There was much manipulating and elaborate explanation of what costs what and I wound up with a $455.00 bill for the frames [Moscot brand] + lenses + exam. \n\nInquired about contacts, had nice doctor, who seemed competent, explain contacts, etc. Trouble was she quoted three different prices for the lenses + training to install them, etc. Needless to say the charge for their services with insurance exceeds what I payed for their services to install their lenses in my old frames! Their business is actually frame selling, though their exams are accurate and professional. The UFT Insurance doesn't go anywhere near the cost of good-looking frames. While Moscot personnel are friendly enough, and the company makes good lenses, their business practices are disturbing. Have decided this will be my last time doing business with them. \n\nThis company is for the high-end client who isn't annoyed by BS and for whom cost is no object.

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★★☆☆☆

Got lenses made by them a year ago. Had them installed in old frames. Worked fine. Cost: About $350.00. Came back this year. Exam, etc. I was shown frames I was led to believe could be purchased with my UFT Insurance. Didn't expect much because the insurance will pay only $100.00 for frames. Was surprised that the attractive frames I was shown were presented as those the insurance would pay for. Only when I pressed, unpleasantly, to see the frames the insurance would actually pay for---because a snarky explanation of the cost had begun--- was I shown a couple trays of flimsy, uninteresting frames that looked as if they'd last through ten minutes of wear. There was much manipulating and elaborate explanation of what costs what and I wound up with a $455.00 bill for the frames [Moscot brand] + lenses + exam. \n\nInquired about contacts, had nice doctor, who seemed competent, explain contacts, etc. Trouble was she quoted three different prices for the lenses + training to install them, etc. Needless to say the charge for their services with insurance exceeds what I payed for their services to install their lenses in my old frames! Their business is actually frame selling, though their exams are accurate and professional. The UFT Insurance doesn't go anywhere near the cost of good-looking frames. While Moscot personnel are friendly enough, and the company makes good lenses, their business practices are disturbing. Have decided this will be my last time doing business with them. \n\nThis company is for the high-end client who isn't annoyed by BS and for whom cost is no object.

Pros: Classy frames

Cons: Con artist behaviour

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Friendly & patient staff - Arthur R. Professional & courteous eye doctor...Dr. Butler.\tI'd go there again for cool eyewear.\t\t\t\t

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★★★★★

Friendly & patient staff - Arthur R. Professional & courteous eye doctor...Dr. Butler.\tI'd go there again for cool eyewear.\t\t\t\t

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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I made an appointment the day before. I came in at 10am, and got out with an updated prescription and with new frames by 11:30. It was effortless. Walk in, sign your name. The helpful lady takes your old frames and gets your current prescription with a machine. I waited for about 5 minutes before Dr. Kwon sees me. The exam lasts a whole 4 minutes, she was courteous and kind. She asks if I'm getting a new pair of glasses and I told her I already know which ones I'm going to look at. I step out and ask the person behind the showcase to show me the Moscot branded frames. Absolutely 0 pressure so far. I choose my frame (The Dannee) and was asked if I wanted the super expensive lenses. I politely declined and that was the end of that (the 80 dollar 'standard' lenses are fine). I pay for the frames+lenses and am told to come back in an hour. I came back, the frames were ready, and off I went. Highly recommended. I love going to mom and pop type places, the service is usually better and they're always more personal with their customers.

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★★★★★

I made an appointment the day before. I came in at 10am, and got out with an updated prescription and with new frames by 11:30. It was effortless. Walk in, sign your name. The helpful lady takes your old frames and gets your current prescription with a machine. I waited for about 5 minutes before Dr. Kwon sees me. The exam lasts a whole 4 minutes, she was courteous and kind. She asks if I'm getting a new pair of glasses and I told her I already know which ones I'm going to look at. I step out and ask the person behind the showcase to show me the Moscot branded frames. Absolutely 0 pressure so far. I choose my frame (The Dannee) and was asked if I wanted the super expensive lenses. I politely declined and that was the end of that (the 80 dollar 'standard' lenses are fine). I pay for the frames+lenses and am told to come back in an hour. I came back, the frames were ready, and off I went. Highly recommended. I love going to mom and pop type places, the service is usually better and they're always more personal with their customers.

Pros: Right next to a ton of subways

Cons: Parking is tough, take the subway instead.

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Moscot has been providing high quality and individualized eye care for 95 years. Our team of doctors are among the highest trained in NYC. Gas permeable contact lens fitting/examinations are routinely done by our staff doctors who are trained in this specialty. The fitting requires more expertise, time, and measurements than a soft contact lens examination. Some offices around the city do not even provide this service. The fee for this speciatly exam is indeed higher than a soft contact lens exam due to it's added complexity. Our fees are clearly posted in our office. When a previous gas permeable wearer requests soft contact lenses for their added comfort it is always tricky. We allow our patients who request this change to try the soft lenses (we give them a free trial) and see them for a follow up to get their feedback (included in the original fee). More often than not, they prefer the vision provided through their gas permeable contact lenses. Our office will gladly will refit these patients for an additional fee. This fee is merely the difference between the original soft contact lens exam and the gas permeable lens exam which is $85. We request our patients return to our office within two months whether they are satisfied with their contacts or not. We conscientiously check their eyes to make sure their ocular surface has adapted well to their new contacts. Our contact lens policy clearly states this and is signed by our patients. Our patient's ocular health is paramount to us. Additionally, patient satisfaction and sensitivity with regard to our professional fees is what has propelled the success of our company for the past 95 years. We are at the forefront of eyecare here in NYC and make every attempt to please every patient. It is unfortunate that an unreasonable individual attempts to tarnish our stellar reputation. We will continue to take pride in the eyecare we provide and serve our large patient base of highly satisfied New Yorkers.

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★★★★★

Moscot has been providing high quality and individualized eye care for 95 years. Our team of doctors are among the highest trained in NYC. Gas permeable contact lens fitting/examinations are routinely done by our staff doctors who are trained in this specialty. The fitting requires more expertise, time, and measurements than a soft contact lens examination. Some offices around the city do not even provide this service. The fee for this speciatly exam is indeed higher than a soft contact lens exam due to it's added complexity. Our fees are clearly posted in our office. When a previous gas permeable wearer requests soft contact lenses for their added comfort it is always tricky. We allow our patients who request this change to try the soft lenses (we give them a free trial) and see them for a follow up to get their feedback (included in the original fee). More often than not, they prefer the vision provided through their gas permeable contact lenses. Our office will gladly will refit these patients for an additional fee. This fee is merely the difference between the original soft contact lens exam and the gas permeable lens exam which is $85. We request our patients return to our office within two months whether they are satisfied with their contacts or not. We conscientiously check their eyes to make sure their ocular surface has adapted well to their new contacts. Our contact lens policy clearly states this and is signed by our patients. Our patient's ocular health is paramount to us. Additionally, patient satisfaction and sensitivity with regard to our professional fees is what has propelled the success of our company for the past 95 years. We are at the forefront of eyecare here in NYC and make every attempt to please every patient. It is unfortunate that an unreasonable individual attempts to tarnish our stellar reputation. We will continue to take pride in the eyecare we provide and serve our large patient base of highly satisfied New Yorkers.

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I wanted gas permeable lenses, and was quoted $135 for the fitting. When I was there, Dr. Case talked me into getting soft lenses, and I paid $125 for the prescription and fitting. The lenses hurt my eyes, gathered deposits, and were generally uncomfortable. They also came in late. Little did I know that I had only a two-month window to come in to get another fitting, or get the gas permeable lenses I initially came in for. I am a teacher, it was the end of the semester, and I went away for the holidays without a chance to come back. When I called 10 weeks later--two weeks after their hidden deadline, they told me that it could be hundreds of dollars more for a new prescription and fitting for the lenses I had really wanted--far more than what I was initially quoted on the phone. My money has been wasted, and the frustration with these totally unsympathetic crooks has left me totally upset. They do not care about their customers, and I am left $125 poorer and no contacts whatsoever!

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★☆☆☆☆

I wanted gas permeable lenses, and was quoted $135 for the fitting. When I was there, Dr. Case talked me into getting soft lenses, and I paid $125 for the prescription and fitting. The lenses hurt my eyes, gathered deposits, and were generally uncomfortable. They also came in late. Little did I know that I had only a two-month window to come in to get another fitting, or get the gas permeable lenses I initially came in for. I am a teacher, it was the end of the semester, and I went away for the holidays without a chance to come back. When I called 10 weeks later--two weeks after their hidden deadline, they told me that it could be hundreds of dollars more for a new prescription and fitting for the lenses I had really wanted--far more than what I was initially quoted on the phone. My money has been wasted, and the frustration with these totally unsympathetic crooks has left me totally upset. They do not care about their customers, and I am left $125 poorer and no contacts whatsoever!

Pros: ?

Cons: They only want your money

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i was recently told that i needed to get glasses, which i was a little bumbed about. However, i became excited about trying to find a great set of frames. I went to a couple glasses & frames stores, but didn't find anything that grabbed me. Then I went to Moscot on the recommendation of a friend who lives close by their store in chelsea, and i was excited about what i found. they had some name brand stuff, but i was drawn more to their own label. i found a great set that suit me well. i'm super happy about it.

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★★★★★

i was recently told that i needed to get glasses, which i was a little bumbed about. However, i became excited about trying to find a great set of frames. I went to a couple glasses & frames stores, but didn't find anything that grabbed me. Then I went to Moscot on the recommendation of a friend who lives close by their store in chelsea, and i was excited about what i found. they had some name brand stuff, but i was drawn more to their own label. i found a great set that suit me well. i'm super happy about it.

Pros: selections

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On Orchard Street, in the heart of the famed Lower East Side of Manhattan, Moscot is the capital of modern eyewear. They produce hip and stylish vintage-type frames in a modern way while retaining all the charm of a mom-and-pop shop; they are designers, producers and distributors all in one. Perhaps because they've been in business since 1920, they know their niche better than anyone. With a visit to their store, you are guaranteed to find something flattering and affordable from their polite and professional sales staff, and their product turnaround is super-quick, so you'll be sure to have your new frames ready as soon as you need them. If you're serious about getting quality spectacles in New York, Moscot should be at the top of your list of stores.

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★★★★★

On Orchard Street, in the heart of the famed Lower East Side of Manhattan, Moscot is the capital of modern eyewear. They produce hip and stylish vintage-type frames in a modern way while retaining all the charm of a mom-and-pop shop; they are designers, producers and distributors all in one. Perhaps because they've been in business since 1920, they know their niche better than anyone. With a visit to their store, you are guaranteed to find something flattering and affordable from their polite and professional sales staff, and their product turnaround is super-quick, so you'll be sure to have your new frames ready as soon as you need them. If you're serious about getting quality spectacles in New York, Moscot should be at the top of your list of stores.

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I had a really positive experience purchasing my new progressive bifocals from Moscot. I never wore glasses before, but my eye doctor advised me to get a pair. I was afraid I'd look like a nebbish in glasses, so I took my Uncle Sol's advice and went to the store on Orchard Street. I was a little nervous, yes, but I was hopeful.\r\n\r\nI was impressed at the cleanliness and organization of the store. The displays were neat and informative, and a member of the sales staff spent a lot of time giving me personal attention and helping me find the frames that were really right for me. When I was done, I had something that really made me look like a mensch. It was a real surprise to get such old-fashioned service at such a hip and modern outlet like Moscot. Uncle Sol knew what he was talking about.

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★★★★★

I had a really positive experience purchasing my new progressive bifocals from Moscot. I never wore glasses before, but my eye doctor advised me to get a pair. I was afraid I'd look like a nebbish in glasses, so I took my Uncle Sol's advice and went to the store on Orchard Street. I was a little nervous, yes, but I was hopeful.\r\n\r\nI was impressed at the cleanliness and organization of the store. The displays were neat and informative, and a member of the sales staff spent a lot of time giving me personal attention and helping me find the frames that were really right for me. When I was done, I had something that really made me look like a mensch. It was a real surprise to get such old-fashioned service at such a hip and modern outlet like Moscot. Uncle Sol knew what he was talking about.

Message from MOSCOT

MOSCOT is a New York City eyewear institution renowned for its iconic eyewear - The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, MOSCOT Originals Sun and MOSCOT Sun Collections. MOSCOT infuses its unmistakably refined, downtown aesthetic with nearly 100 years of eyewear expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship to create its timeless eyewear. While now recognized as a global lifestyle brand beloved by fans worldwide, MOSCOT remains, at heart, a neighborhood optical shop. For more information on MOSCOT and The MOSCOT Collections, please visit moscot.com.

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Frames, sunglasses, prescriptions, contacts and eye exams (by appointment) since 1920.

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