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The Essilor Eyewear Center at the University Eye Center is a state-of-the-art facility that provides patients with the highest quality prescription and non-prescription eyewear available.

Fitting new glasses requires knowledge and experience in both frame and lens design. Our courteous and experienced staff includes New York State licensed ophthalmic dispensers (opticians) who are experts in fitting glasses for infants, seniors and everyone in between. Many factors must be taken into consideration when choosing your glasses, including: how they look on you, the nature and strength of your prescription, available lens materials and your lifestyle.

We provide every type of available lenses, which include:

  • Progressive lenses
  • Special computer glasses
  • Polaroid lenses (for the best in outdoor glare protection)
  • Polycarbonate lenses (the most impact resistant material for all children, sports and/or safety use)
  • Anti-reflection and UV coatings
  • Tints, mirrors, and ultraviolet protective coatings

In addition, the UEC’s Essilor Eyewear Center has more than 1,000 frames in styles to suit any budget. Approximately 85 percent of our glasses are fabricated in our on-site finishing laboratory, ensuring the highest degree of quality control. When you come to collect your finished glasses, we will professionally adjust them for your comfort and provide you with instructions regarding care, maintenance and usage.

The Essilor Eyewear Center fills prescriptions for all, regardless of where you had your eyes examined. We are happy to fill a prescription for you if it was written by a doctor outside of the University Eye Center. We are also available for you without an appointment.