Optic Masters Styles High Fashion Photo-Shoot

Arthur Singer styled this retro shoot with Aviator Ray Ban Glasses. The actress needed prescription glasses so she could see what she was doing while modeling. They had to be retro and stylish. The Rayban Aviators gave the shot that retro look and Samantha perfect retro vision.

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Essilor Eyezen+ Lenses


With the increase of the demand from the digital world Essilor has come out with a lens that has three major benefits: defends against digital eye strain, reduces exposure to blue light and provides sharper vision. The new lens is called Eyezen+ it comes in four different powers depending on your age.

There are a growing number of sources for harmful blue light; this causes stress on the retina. It is important for ophthalmic lenses to filter the harmful blue light out but still allowing beneficial blue light in to reach the retina. Harmful blue light is also a contributor to age-related macular degeneration.

Digital eye strain is the physical eye discomfort felt after a few hours in front of digital screen. Digital eye strain is the over exertion of the eye muscle. About 65% of Americans have visual discomfort when viewing a screen, a combination of factors contributes to that such as: the proximity of the device and the time length. It is the prolonged contraction or flexing of the eye muscle to create the clearest possible image.  Adults under the age of 30 experience the highest rates of digital eye strain symptoms.

Eyezen+ is not an ordinary single vision lens. It helps your eyes relax when focusing on objects that are close up such as your phones or tablets. This helps you so you don’t feel a strain after long periods of viewing your devices. This lens is not just for the computer or when you are looking at your devices but it is for everyday use. Eyezen+ is a more complete solution than regular single vision lenses for modern day vision problems.

Eyezen+ is truly a complete packaged deal and worth the extra money. They are the more complete vision solution for everyday eyeglasses than the tradition single vision lens, by containing blue light blockers and defend against digital eye strain. Come on in and ask us about the Eyezen+ today.

Essilor Varilux X Series


Varilux has just released the most advanced progressive lenses on the market. Essilor has built on the advances of the Varilux S series to bring today’s progressive lens wearer a lifestyle changing lenses to the Varilux X Series. Varilux X Series lenses is one of the best premium lenses on the market and it provides wearers with the best vision possible at every distance, for every activity and even in low light situations.

The X Series delivers a crisper vision, sharp at all distances. The active progressive lens wearers have evolving lifestyles, Essilor has developed on the Nanoptix and SynchronEyes Technologies from the S series, to develop a new advancement called the Xtend Technology to greatly enhance the Varilux X Series lenses’ performance for visual tasks within arm’s reach. Now a days the active wearer is constantly on-the-go and in need of a lens that will keep their vision sharp at all distances, in every situation.

The Xtend Technology was developed to enable wearers to transition between multiple near distances with seamlessly ease Xtend Technology increases both the depth and breadth of the wearer’s simultaneous vision for multiple near distances. It generates uniquely optimized keenness buffers that temper each addition variation to boost depth of field and enhance the local surface shape to widen the providers’ vision of multiple near targets. The result is a high level of visual clarity for activities at all distances, whether sitting and reading a book, or shifting vision between distances while driving a vehicle.

Make sure you come in and ask about the new Varilux X Series progressive lenses. Or call us at (516)364-7474 if you have any questions about the new Varilux X.

Facts about Blue Light

              BackImages               Our eyes are designed to process light, but over the course of a lifetime that light damages our eyes. Exposure to all types of light visible and non-visible occurs continuously and has a direct impact on our mind and body. What experts have learned it is impossible to stop the transmission of light but we can filter potentially damaging high-energy visible (HEV) light.  The digital age has brought the dangers of HEV light that is emitted from digital devices.

                Blue light in a natural form is necessary for many reasons: Full color and photopic-vision, melatonin regulation and body temperature and mood. To better understanding the UV’s the sun emits invisible ultraviolet radiation in the form of UVA, UVB and UVA rays. UVC rays never get past the ozone layer. UVA and UVB do pass the ozone and can cause photo damage to the skin, is the leading acceleration to aging and increase the risk of skin cancers.

The light which enters our eyes from the sun is “white-light”, composed of all the wavelengths that make up the colors. But about 25% of white-light is blue light. UV affects the front of the eye (sclera, cornea, pupil, lens and iris). Blue light affects the retina, choroid, fovea and optic nerve through UVA this is problematic early in life before the lens produces the chemicals need to absorb UVA and UVB.

Blue light:

The waves emit energy, the shorter the wave length, the higher the energy. Blue light has a very short wavelength, which produces a high amount of energy. Over time exposure to the blue light could cause long-term damage to your eyes. We know that digital devices emit higher levels of blue light. We should be aware and manage our exposure to our digital devices not with just the amount of time we are on them but how close we hold them to our eyes. This means we should be protecting our eyes from blue light inside and outside. LED’s has been a great innovation from lighting to computer screens and smartphones. But LED radiation has a big impact on our health just like Blue light. We must allow blue light to provide bodily functions such as: mood, body temperature, heart rates, hormone balance and regulates sleep. We also have to be aware of protecting our eyes from LED and Blue light inside and outside.


There are many different companies that have developed a lens that filters HEV and UV light. This new generation of lenses creates opportunities for the digital age.  The new technology is helping reduce symptoms of digital eye strain.

Even though blue light is necessary for your health and well-being it needs to moderated in the right wavelength and amount of time exposed. You have to be award of the visual and non-visual effects of blue light. Come in for yearly eye exam and discuss the type of lenses we carry to protect your eyes from blue light.

Summer is here Time to Get New Sunglasses

Summer is here; it is time to protect your eyes more than ever now from UV rays.  The sun emits three different kinds of ultraviolet radiation: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVB and UVA are the rays you have to watch out for. UVB rays can burn your eyes and skin; UVA rays can cause damage to your vision health.

Come in and check out Vuarnet sunglasses the best mineral lenses since 1957. Each pair of Vuarnet sunglasses offer clear, distortion free vision and protection from infrared and blue light. Vuarnet lenses which are manufactured in France are exclusively mineral glass opposed to others that are plastic “glass”. They are guarantees you the most protection, precision and resistance. They offer a complete range of mineral lenses.

The ocean is a very demanding environment for sun protection. Vuarnet helps your eyes from being strained between the wind and sun. You can expect the best in terms of quality and performance from Vuarnet sunglasses.

One of Vuarnet’s best sellers is the iconic Glacier model. It is suitable for all seasons from snow goggles to hit the slopes with to a timeless and contemporary metal aviator. With just a simple gesture to remove the case that transforms the Glacier frame. The District model a classic, timeless look that mesmerize the sporty heritage of the 1970’s modern style.vuarnet-day-15-willie-kessel-03

Toddlers Aren’t Too Young for Glasses

Routine checkups at the pediatrician’s often include a vision screening test that takes a photograph of the child’s eyes. The analysis of the test result is helpful information for the doctors in whether the child needs glasses. There are certain signs to be aware of between screenings that show children that are too young to read may need glasses.

Look out for frequent squinting. When the child squints, they are looking through a narrower opening and can see clearer.

When a child gets right up close to the television or holds a book close to their faces these signs aren’t always reliable gauges to whether it’s the child’s eyesight. Children have a tendency to hold books close to their face when they aren’t extremely nearsighted.

Children like to get close to televisions so that the TV takes up most of their field of vision reducing any distractions. If the parents moves them away from the TV and the child continues to go back up that’s more of a sign that the child needs glasses.

If you suspect a problem with your child’s vision make sure you take them to a pediatric ophthalmologist. They have the proper instruments such as retinoscope that can determine the child’s prescription. Children don’t need to be verbal to get prescription glasses.

Things to be Aware of when Buying Bargain Glasses

We all want to cut costs in some way shape or form. But deals that are too good to be true, you usually can see the instant savings up front but the product often falls short of expectations.  Cheap glasses can actually do more harm than you’re aware of.

When you buy glasses online the online retailers can sell cheap eyewear due to different expenses than “brick-and-mortar” stores, such as high rent in retail shopping areas. Buying online is cheaper but the hidden cost is that you don’t receive the personal touch that you receive by a qualified optician. The optician explains the quality and different types of lenses you may require and shows you the proper frames that fit your face.  When you buy online there is no one there to tell you what is going to look good on you.

Cheap eyeglasses are not the same top quality they claim they are that you purchase at Optic Masters. There are significant differences between the, scratch resistance of different lenses and lens coatings, there is a difference in the level of optical performance of the lens materials and brands, and the difference levels of durability and comfort between frames. By purchases eyeglasses online you don’t know what you are actually receiving regarding the type of lenses, material and lens coating.

Online retailers who sell cheap prescription glasses usually fabricate the lenses in their own optical lab instead of using a specialty wholesale optical laboratory. Receiving your cheap glasses quicker the quality of the finished product suffers greatly.

“Brick-and-mortar” stores can’t compete with online retailers that have a large virtual inventory of frames. But having a larger selection doesn’t make it a better selection it just becomes more confusing and harder to find the right pair for you. That is where the qualified opticians at Optic Masters comes in they help find the right frame for your face.

When buying cheap eyewear online they have features like “virtual try-on” where they superimpose images with different frames. They give you a rough idea how you will look, but it doesn’t tell you anything about the frames workmanship or how it feels on you Depending on the quality of the virtual try-on the color and size of the frame may vary. . For people who are sensitive to the weight of the frame due to skin sensitivity or sinus issues it is important for them to speak to a qualified optician. All these problems can be avoided by being fitted with glasses at Optic Masters.

Cheap sunglasses can sometimes cause more harm than even with labels claiming “polarized” and “100% UV” they often allow harmful UV to penetrate your eye. The cheap sunglasses may look identical and even feel the same to premium quality sunglasses when they are not. They do not protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays (UV). The darkness of the lens does not indicate the level of protection from UV. A qualified optician at Optic Masters would explain the right brand of sunglass lenses that offer the best protection from the sun to you.

Cheap reading glasses can help you see clearly up close only if you are over the age of 40 and are going through normal age-related presbyopia. But it is easy to choose the wrong power and the optical quality of cheap reading glasses are not as good as customized reading glasses. They also often do not provide an anti-reflective coating to block high-energy blue light emitted from computer screens and cell phones.

Cheap eyeglass frames are made to look like expensive frames but often are not made of lower quality materials that can cause skin irritation. Cheap plastic can get bleached over time by the UV rays causing the finish of the frames to scratch. The cheap metal frames often contain nickel alloys that cause discolor to your skin.  More disturbing with cheap eyeglass frames is that they get recalled and removed from the market due to lead paint or other toxic substances.

Warranties are only as reliable of the retailer who provides the services. You buy cheap eyewear online or at a mall kiosk can you be guaranteed that they will be there when your glasses break?

Bargain prices are tempting to buy several pairs but does it really make sense to spend money on something that is as important as eyewear, are you seeing your best with cheap eyewear are you protecting your eyes for a lifetime of good vision. When most likely the bargain frames are not durable to last more than a few months. By coming into Optic Masters and seeing a qualified optician we can help you avoid these potential problems.

Vuarnet Sunglasses


Come in and check out our new line of sunglasses Vuarnet. “The best mineral glass and polarized sunglasses made in France since 1957.” Vuarnet mineral glass lenses are one of the best lenses out there. They provide extraordinary clarity, highly durable to scratches compared to a typical plastic lens.

“Making a mineral glass at Vuarnet is an art from the selection of the best raw materials, to the exclusive treatments, to the final control, a working week is necessary to carry out the 17 steps of the manufacturing process.”

Even during the winter, the sun’s rays are harmful for your eyes, you should be wearing sunglasses. These sunglasses are amazing to take on the slopes for your winter getaway. That’s where the Vuarnet story began in 1960 on the slopes of the Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley. The alpine ski racer Jean Vuarnet won the gold in downhill wearing the infamous Skilynx lens.

Its time to look into the future with Vuarnet Rag & Bone X Collaboration. Rag & Bone revamped 4 styles of Vuarnet with elaborate color scheme along with an exclusive Rag & Bone package. The two iconic brands share the philosophy in cool styles that anyone can wear.


Optic Master Wins Best of Long Island



The Bethpage Best of Long Island award is the result of a collaboration between Bethpage Federal Credit Union and L.I. Press. The award is intended to recognize and award variety of shops, merchants and services, based on feedback, nominations and votes from patrons.

We take special pride in winning Best of Long Island three times. It is an honor to be nominated for Best eyewear store. We believe at Optic Masters that the best eye care doesn’t have to cost more. Having won multiple times is a testament to providing customers with the highest quality eye care needs.

We appreciate your vote regardless if we win or loose, we will still be here to service all your optical needs. It is that time of year to start voting for us, at Optic Masters. Vote as many times as possible it is crunch time!