Benjamin Optical New York City

Your Neighborhood Optical Store

Serving the Community Since 1950

open five days a week We welcome walk-ins

Benjamin Optical
Eyeglasses | Eye Exams | Contact Lenses

Welcome to Benjamin Optical, located on 116th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues (Adam Clayton Powell boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard). We've been serving the Harlem, New York community for over 65 years. Benjamin Optical has been a family-owned business since 1950. What makes our optical store unique is our caring optometrists and opticians who have years of experience in guiding our patients and customers. We offer quality health and vision solutions, the finest in designer eyewear and a large selection of contact lenses to suit our patients' every need. For your convenience, Benjamin Optical is open five days a week, accepts most major credit cards and participates in many optical insurance plans. We invite you to come to our optical store and have your eyes examined and see our large selection of eyeglass frames. Our goal is to provide you with dedicated and friendly service. As part of our dedication to your vision health, our optometrists also conduct glaucoma and cataract screenings as well as eye disease screenings. We welcome walk-ins.

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Kevin L.
I would definitely recommend Benjamin Optical to any and all my friends, family. The service is great, and the prices are amazing. I paid about $180 for my eye exam and contacts. Try this place out, trust me you will not regret it. I will be a regular customer from now to forever. Thanks again Benjamin Optical, because of you and your staff I can see the world in HD.

The best service I have received I will recommend to everyone I know have been in business with them for several years highly recommend.

Alan H.
Very convenient place to have your eyes checked since you can just walk in, put your name on the waiting list and one of the doctors will see you within the hour. Everyone who works there is friendly, patient and professional. They make all the lenses right on the premises so if anything is wrong with a Rx or a fitting, it can be corrected very quickly.


Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


  • Eye exams
  • Contact lenses - exam and fittings
  • Large selection of quality designer eyewear
  • Glaucoma and cataract screening
  • Eye disease evaluation

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Designer Frames

Our optical store offers a variety of services to our patients and customers. Our licensed and experienced staff performs comprehensive eye examinations and contact lens fittings. For eyewear, you can choose from a large selection of designer frames that are both functional and fashionable. Click Here to view our Selection!