88 Optical Hester Inc
116 Mott St Frnt A, New York, NY 10013
- Mon - Sun
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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As the more complex lenses I need didn't seem covered in the numerous favorable reviews of "88", I feared my experience wouldn't match that of those buying more standard 'grindings'. I needn't have worried.
I wanted Photochromatic ["Transition"] lenses that darken in sunlight and I needed Progressive lenses that serve the same function as BiFocals but with a smooth transition rather than the visable line separating the 2 magnifications.
1st off; I knew these couldn't be ready in the amazingly few hours it usually takes these folks to supply most glasses. It used to take my 'standard' Optician at least a week to obtain the lenses I need. '88' promised my new ones in 3 days at the outside and had them ready in 2.
As to price, while I'm leery of ordering lenses on the Internet as they need to be centered exactly for each individual face, and so on, '88''s $240 price was within 2% of the best deal I could find anywhere On-Line and that would have been an unknown supplier and without individual fitting [& re-visits later if needed] and advice.
'88' was perfectly fine about my bringing in my own special Half-Frames bought on the web, though they were loosing the mark-up. And their advice regarding the several trade-offs & choices I had to make was quite cogent, and more importantly, did not seem shaded by any desire to sell an un-needed feature or up-grade.
The service here is very rushed, the optometrist unprofessional, and the cost not cheap enough to make up for the low quality over all.
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