Safety eyewear – protect your eyes in sports

August 3, 2011 by  
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The importance of safety eyewear for sports to protect your eyes cannot be understated. Protecting your eyes with specially designed sports frames and polycarbonate impact resistant lenses is something which kids and adults alike should consider whenever we participate in sports. Wearing specially designed sports frames and polycarbonate impact resistant lenses should be a part of every child’s and adult’s sports bag regardless of the sport they are playing.  Unfortunately, we seldom think about the accidental dangers until something like the recent sport news hits us between the eyes.

Liberty Sports Protective Sports Eyewear at Pildes Optical

According to news reports that aired in most cities across America, Atlanta Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar was watching a spring training game while standing against the railing on the top step of the dugout.  A foul ball hit Salazar in the face and knocked him unconscious into the dugout. He was not protecting his eyes by wearing safety eyewear and it was a freak accident no doubt. Luckily for him, there were medics around and he was immediately airlifted to a hospital where doctors battled to help save him and his eye.  Unfortunately a few days later the baseball manager lost his eye.

The 54-year-old Salazar was hit by an errant foul ball while he was merely watching his players from a distance. He was not (in some people’s minds) even an active participant in the game standing away from the action. While a freak accident, things like this unfortunately happen in many sports. Line drives go directly back at the pitcher, soccer players get elbows in the face, basketball players get bumped and shoved, tennis players get tennis balls skimming off the net or a partner’s racquet – anything can happen. Protecting one’s vision is in my opinion something that should not be taken lightly. In a matter of seconds, accidents happen.  Wearing specially designed sports frames and polycarbonate impact resistant lenses is an easy and cost effective way to prevent and minimize eye damage from accidents in sports. Though not foolproof, they are designed to protect your eyes by dissipating the impact around and away from the eye.

Do me a favor, protect your eyes so that we don’t read about you in the media for the wrong reasons.

Lost Prescription Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses in NYC

March 23, 2011 by  
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Lost Eyeglasses | Pildes OpticalAt Pildes Optical, an eyeglass store in NYC, a number of vacationers have come in because they could not find their only pair of prescription eyeglasses or prescription contact lenses.  It seems like an alarming new trend. My recommendation is to always carry a spare set of contact lenses, a spare pair of eyeglasses and a recent copy of your prescription.

On a Sunday a couple of weeks ago, a contact lens wearer from out of state lost her only set of contact lenses. After struggling to look for them while not having clear vision, she found us on Google and came to our eyeglass store and asked what we could do to help. She was in a bind because she needed to drive home to Pennsylvania within a few hours.

What you may not know is that in many states in the US and in most countries, prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses cannot be dispensed without a current valid prescription. Being in New York City for the weekend, this lady did not have a copy of her prescription with her (why would she need it?) and unfortunately nor did she have spare prescription contact lenses or eyeglasses.

As much as I wanted to help her, NY City eyeglass stores, Opticians and Ophthalmologists cannot dispense without a prescription or they could lose their licenses.  Facing a daunting and desperate situation, we worked together and found a way to get her current prescription electronically. Having just been through a similar situation with two other visitors and wearing prescription eyeglasses myself, I understood her growing desperation. With the prescription in hand, she walked out with a set of Acuvue contact lenses.

I was very happy that we could help her in a difficult situation. I was even happier when I saw a review that she posted on Google;

“On a recent trip to New York City, I had forgotten my contact case. Improvising, I stored my only pair of contacts in a hotel glass and went to bed. The next morning I woke up to a friend drinking water out of that glass and my contacts nowhere to be seen. After doing a quick Google search, I came across Pildes Optical and made my way over to them. The staff was so helpful and within no time at all fixed me up with a new pair of contacts and saved my vacation. The staff went out of their way to help me when I was in a pinch and wouldn’t even accept payment for the sample contacts they gave me.”

Thanks Lynn!

When you travel please take a spare set of contact lenses with you, carry an extra pair of eyeglasses, and put a copy of your in your bag or wallet – you never know  – you may just need it!

Davis Vision Now One of the Accepted Vision Plans

February 11, 2011 by  
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Davis Vison Plan Pildes OpticalPildes Optical in NYC is adding Davis Vision as one of the accepted vision plans effective February 10, 2011.  In addition to an increase in flexible spending account requests, we have recently noticed that more and more people have vision plans to help pay for their eyewear. As a result of this influx of requests and inquiries, and to better serve our customers, I have decided to expand the amount of insurance plans that we accept.

Becoming a provider for Davis Vision in addition to accepting the UFT and the Eyemed Plans will help customers who want to use their insurance benefits. These insurance plans are accepted along with many other plans that offer their members “out of network” benefits. VSP is one of those providers as well as Oxford/United Health Care. We graciously accept those plans as well, and in some cases even honor the “in network benefits” for VSP.

So come on in and let us take excellent care of your visual needs, welcoming you with open arms.

Lynn’s Testimonial on Google

February 2, 2011 by  
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On a recent trip to New York City, I had forgotten my contact case. Improvising, I stored my only pair of contacts in a hotel glass and went to bed. The next morning I woke up to a friend drinking water out of that glass and my contacts nowhere to be seen. After doing a quick Google search, I came across Pildes Optical and made my way over to them. The staff was so helpful and within no time at all fixed me up with a new pair of contacts and saved my vacation. The staff went out of their way to help me when I was in a pinch and wouldn’t even accept payment for the sample contacts they gave me. I highly recommend this company.

Lynn on Google

Great Service! – definitely deserves a 5 star

October 20, 2010 by  
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Great Service! – definitely deserves a 5 star‎‎ When my eyeglasses broke, I found this shop online and sent them over for repair. Everyone in the store was NICE and their service was super fast – got a call to pick them up only the second business day. The most amazing thing is that they even refunded me after I found out my glasses were still covered by the original warranty! The best repair service I ever had – will definitely go back to this shop for any eyeglass needs in the future

By Cong – Mar 4, 2009

Caring, knowledgeable, personable people‎‎

October 20, 2010 by  
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‎I’ve been going to Pildes for many years, because the service is far, far better than the big chains, the prices are fair, the selection of lenses, sunglasses, and contact lenses is excellent, and they treat me and my family as welcome customers. Highly, highly recommend them.

By Rob – Jun 17, 2009

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Like working with friends‎‎ Staff is very friendly and helpful with those who are not certain about what they need & want. Maria was very patient and explained the pros & cons of progressive eyeglasses so that this first-timer would know what to expect. I felt as though I was surrounded by friends. My glasses were ready weeks before expected AND are better than I had anticipated. If you avoid shopping for eyeglasses because some optical shops remind you of unpleasant Manhattan cashiers then Pildes on Broadway & 78th is the establishment that will change all of that

By Josephine – Jun 23, 2010

Five star quality and service‎‎ Fifteen years?

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Five star quality and service‎‎ Fifteen years? Longer? I’ve been going to Pildes for so long, I can’t excactly remember when I walked in there and finally found an optician that didn’t make me angry. There are probably a dozen other opticians between my house and this store, but I return because, from exam to post-purchase care, they are consistently excellent. Most importantly, of course, the glasses are always well-made, but they also treat their customers very well, and that means a lot. If there’s a problem, they fix it with a smile; if they can help you, they do. I think it’s telling that pretty much the same staff has worked there as long as I’ve been a customer–which, I would guess,means they must treat the people who work there with the same respect they offer their customer

By Sharon – Jul 17, 2010

Pildes Optical Knows How to Keep Customers…

October 20, 2010 by  
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‎‎The service at Pildes Optical is so good that I told Jay recently he should write a book called “How to Keep Your Customers Happy”. The first time I went to Pildes was 12 years ago, the weekend before I was getting married. I worked in NY at the time but lived in CT which is where I bought my glasses, which were tinted darker than I wanted. I was in NY and only had one day to get them fixed. The first optical store I went to would not help me because I did not buy my glasses there. Then I walked into Pildes Optical and heard these words “Would you mind waiting 10 minutes?” They lightened the tint and said “There’s no charge. Congratulations on you wedding”. I now live in NY and have been buying my glasses at Pildes Optical ever since. I just picked up another pair of glasses last week. Kim suggested a frame color that I would never have considered and now that I am wearing them, I am delighted. I am very fussy about ‎ More »The service at Pildes Optical is so good that I told Jay recently he should write a book called “How to Keep Your Customers Happy”. The first time I went to Pildes was 12 years ago, the weekend before I was getting married. I worked in NY at the time but lived in CT which is where I bought my glasses, which were tinted darker than I wanted. I was in NY and only had one day to get them fixed. The first optical store I went to would not help me because I did not buy my glasses there. Then I walked into Pildes Optical and heard these words “Would you mind waiting 10 minutes?” They lightened the tint and said “There’s no charge. Congratulations on you wedding”. I now live in NY and have been buying my glasses at Pildes Optical ever since. I just picked up another pair of glasses last week. Kim suggested a frame color that I would never have considered and now that I am wearing them, I am delighted. I am very fussy about my glasses but the folks at Pildes Optical have limitless patience and never cease to treat me as if I am their best customer. Their extensive frame selection, the quality of the progressive lenses, their expertise in making adjustments and finding the right fit, and the warm and friendly welcome you get as soon as you walk in the door – all put them at the top of my list.

By marygb – Sep 11, 2010

Pildes in short, fabulous glasses with…‎‎

October 20, 2010 by  
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I’m one of those people who despise shopping in general and most especially shopping for new glasses. I’ve had to wear glasses for 20+ yeas now. It’s an ordeal deciding on frames and sitting for a fitting. The nightmare is over. My sister brought me to Pildes. I now wear the clearest glass I’ve ever had; best fitting frames; and the service has been more than professional. Everyone in the shop is pleasant. When was the last time you went into a store, made a purchase, and then sent a thank you note to the shop owner? .. at Bloomies, Neiman Marcus, Whole Foods ? I had to write to Jay and crew at Pildes because I was so impressed with the product and the service.

PatG

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