248 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026(646) 400-0851

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Our History

Benjamin Optical, a second generation optical store, has been serving the Harlem community for over 60 years. Opened in 1950 by Irwin Benjamin, a World War II veteran optometrist, our store was created on the foundation of family, service and customer satisfaction.

Our Store

Benjamin Optical eye-care center is a state-of-the-art facility that covers all your vision needs. We bring you the latest in fashion eyewear and highest level of service. With our full time Optometrist and extended hours of operation, we are able to provide you with the care you need and deserve.

Our Services

From Comprehensive Eye Exams and Contact Lens Fittings to Glaucoma Screening and Advanced Diagnostic Testing, in addition to our latest technologically advanced lens options. You will find a full array of optical services all under one roof administered by our expert staff.

Welcome To Benjamin Optical

Welcome to Benjamin Optical, we are located at 248 W. 116th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. We've been serving the Harlem community for over 65 years. Benjamin Optical is a family-owned business. What makes our optical store unique is our caring and courteous staff, they will stop at nothing to give you unparalleled eye care. We offer quality health and vision solutions, the finest in designer eyewear and a large selection of contact lenses to suit your every need. Benjamin Optical accepts most major credit cards and participates in most vision insurance plans and union benefits. You are cordially invited to come and visit us, have your eyes examined or browse our large selection of designer and affordable eyewear.

Whether you’re concerned about how you see or how you look, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Benjamin Optical


We are located at 248 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026

Office Hours

9:00am - 7:00pm
9:00am - 7:00pm
9:00am - 7:00pm
9:00am - 7:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm


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.

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

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.

Alan H.