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Broadway Union Square
New York City

Broadway Union Square • New York City

825 Broadway New York, NY 10003 GET DIRECTIONS Phone: (212) 475-0999 Email: Email Us
Store Hours Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Text: Get up to $200 in rewards on acuvue contact lenses* plus get a free frame† * Dollar amount will vary depending on the type of contact lens purchased. Visit for details. † Receive a free frame up to $200 value with purchase of an annual supply of ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses. Lens purchase and eye exam required. See store for details. Not valid with any other offers, discounts, or vision plans. Valid at participating locations. Valid through 9/30/23. Photo: Girl sitting down in chair with plants wearing a green dress

Our Services

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Our latest technology in eye exams will ensure optimal vision and health for your eyes.

Contact Lenses

Daily, weekly, monthly…we’ve got them all. We also provide bifocal and multifocal contact lenses.

Designer Eyewear

The largest selection of designer brands at affordable prices from the Eyecare Visionaries.

More About This Location

Brands We Carry
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Burberry
  • Calvin Klein
  • Cartier
  • Celine
  • DITA
  • Flexon
  • Gucci
  • Lacoste
  • Lafont
  • Maui Jim
  • Nike
  • Oakley
  • Oliver Peoples
  • Prada
  • Ray-Ban
  • Saint Laurent
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Silhouette
  • Tom Ford
Insurance Plans We Accept
  • 32BJ
  • Aetna
  • Affinity
  • Americhoice
  • Avesis
  • Carpenters
  • Coba
  • ConEd
  • Davis Vision
  • DC37
  • Emblem Health
  • EyeMed
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • GVS
  • Health First
  • Health Plus
  • HIP
  • Local 10
  • Local 100
  • Local 118
  • Local 1199
  • Local 276
  • Local 3
  • Local 6
  • Metro Plus
  • NVA
  • Optum Health
  • Oxford
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • UFA
  • UFT
  • United HealthCare
  • Vision World
Payments We Accept
  • Acima
  • Affirm
  • Alphaeon Credit
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit Card
  • Discover
  • Master Card
  • Visa
  • Wells Fargo

About Our Store

Established in 1927, Cohen’s Fashion Optical has grown into one of New York’s favorite sources for value and designer eyewear – we’ve been here for almost 100 years. Our store just south of Union Square at 825 Broadway (between 12th and 13th) is stocked with hundreds of designer frames and sunglasses — enough to tempt any New York fashionista.

Our beautiful location is fully staffed with eyewear specialists committed to helping you select your hip on-trend or luxury glasses, including sunglasses. Chanel, Gucci, Cartier, Tom Ford – are just a few of the iconic designers you’ll discover at Cohen’s Fashion Optical in Manhattan. Our selection of frames appeals to all fashion senses and budgets allowing you to select frames that reflect your one-of-a-kind personality.

At our Union Square location, we are experts in the latest lens technology, or if you’re looking for a frame free solution, we carry all brands of clear and color contact lenses including daily, biweekly and monthly.

Schedule an exam by visiting our store today. Our NY State Board Certified Optometrists are available 7 days a week to perform eye exams and take care of your eye health needs. We accept most major insurance plans, and offer same day service for most prescriptions. Please check our online scheduler to book your eye exam appointment today.

Our Staff

Dr. Denise Whittam, O.D. has been an American Optometric Association member for 35 years. She was also recognized by the New York State Optometric Association by being presented with the distinguished Frederic A. Woll Award in 2022 for continuous service and leadership.

Our dedicated team will help you find the perfect frame for your face shape and unique style.

Doctor of Optometry Dr. Denise Whittam, OD
Doctor Specialties
  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Specialty Contact Lens Fitting including Multi-focals
  • Treatment and Management of Ocular Conditions
  • Computer Vision
  • Astigmatic Contact Lens Fitting
  • Pre-Post Operative Surgical Care
Languages We Speak
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Doctor Whittam wearing a lab coat
Woman looking at her glasses in the mirror

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