Serving NY's eyes since 1927

Empowerment Through Sight

Together We’ll Change the World

Just by being a Cohen’s customer, you’re helping us touch people’s lives in a positive way. By purchasing eyewear and getting your eye exams at Cohen’s, you’re a part of our family, and you’re helping us achieve our giveback mission in our neighborhood and across the globe. We couldn’t be more excited about the following initiatives—and we couldn’t do them without you.

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Giving back just makes us feel good, plain and simple.

That’s why we’re celebrating the 90th anniversary of Cohen’s Fashion Optical with a brand-new giveback mission. And we can’t wait to tell the world about it.

Whether it’s providing free eyeglasses to people who need them in communities near and far, giving free eye exams for kids, or donating to hospitals in your neighborhood, Cohen’s is more dedicated than ever to making a difference worldwide. And you are a part of it.

Follow Us on the Journey

Watch this slide show for a peek at our do-good mission in South America. Look for more video and images as we continue our mission!

Vision for the Greater Good

With an eye toward social responsibility, we’ve partnered with several organizations, both locally and internationally, to help people see better—and live better as a result. Thanks to our partnership with organizations like RestoringVision and EcoMedia—and thanks to you, our customers—hundreds of people in your community and beyond will receive free glasses to help them live full, productive lives. Whether it’s schoolchildren in your neighborhood, a veteran in the Bronx, or a weaver in Guatemala, clear vision can be life-changing—helping people rejoin the workforce or continue their education.

Cohen’s in Action

We’ve been spotted making a difference in your neighborhood!

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The very happy nursing staff from The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson accepting donated gifts from Cohen’s Fashion Optical.

Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center partners with Cohen's Fashion Optical to offer free eye exams & glasses for low income/uninsured youth in NYC.

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Eye care for kids

Right Here, Right Now

Re-launching in September, our Cohen’s Cares for Kids program will offer free eye exams to children ages 5–16 at participating Cohen’s locations. Why? Because it’s our vision to help local kids succeed and shine in the classroom. As part of our responsibility to you, our customers, we want to be sure New York’s schoolchildren see better so they can do better in school and beyond.