Over 80 years ago, our founder, Jack Cohen, pioneered a new philosophy in the retail eyewear business. His vision was to help everyone who needed prescription eyeglasses look better, see better, and feel better about themselves. Providing the best quality products, the finest customer service and the greatest product value were also vital aspects of this new concept.
So, in 1927, Cohen’s began to sell fashion eyewear from a pushcart among New York’s famous Orchard Street merchants. This “ahead of its time” optical retail concept was immediately successful and quickly grew into a storefront operation on the corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets, featuring the only fashion eyewear to be found in New York. Cohen’s Fashion Optical quickly became a New York City retail landmark.
Today, there are over one hundred Cohen’s Fashion Optical stores in major malls and convenient city locations located in seven eastern seaboard states and Puerto Rico. True to our founding philosophy, we continue to offer you and your family the latest designer eyewear, lifestyle and hi-tech lenses, contact lenses, fashion accessories and eye exams.
This blog is a way to keep you, the eyeglass-wearing public, appraised of eyewear-related news, eye health information, men’s and women’s fashion trends, and the science of sight. It is also intended as a forum to solicit your opinions and questions in the comments section, via e-mail, or on our Twitter account.