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Blending Compassionate
Eye Care & Cutting-Edge Tech in New York

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Welcome to Benjamin Optical, where our legacy of exceptional eye care and stylish eyewear has been a pillar of the community since 1950.

Founded by Dr. Erwin Benjamin, a dedicated World War II veteran and visionary optometrist, we embarked on a mission to bring top-notch eye care and compassionate service to New York's heart.

From our humble beginnings on 116th Street, we've evolved into a beacon of eye health across New York and New Jersey, now with five locations thriving under the values Dr. Benjamin instilled. Visit us in Harlem, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Inwood, and East Rutherford.

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Achieve Your Full Vision Potential With Our Eye Exams


Our comprehensive eye exams go beyond the basics to offer a holistic assessment of your vision and eye health. From assessing your visual acuity and eye pressure to examining the health of your retina and optic nerve, we ensure every aspect of your eye health is carefully examined.

Benjamin Optical‘s East Rutherford location also offers virtual eye exams, which provide the convenience and flexibility of accessing eye care from the comfort of your home.

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Medical Co-Management of Eye Disease

Our eye care experts partner with other healthcare professionals to deliver comprehensive treatment. This is essential for patients undergoing surgeries like cataracts or LASIK or managing conditions such as glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy.
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At our East Rutherford location, we offer bringing a revolutionary solution for those with color vision deficiencies. EnChroma glasses are engineered with cutting-edge lens technology that enhances color perception, offering a more vibrant and enriched visual experience.

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Dry eye syndrome can be a persistent source of discomfort and vision impairment, but it doesn't have to be. Our dry eye treatments address the root cause of dryness, ensuring lasting comfort and improved vision quality.

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We help patients take control of nearsightedness through innovative solutions like Ortho-K, available at select locations. They are designed to slow myopia progression in children and adults, reducing the risk of associated conditions in the future.

Why Our Patients Trust Us
& Keep Coming Back
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Personalized Optometry for Your Vision Needs

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Specialty Contact Lenses

For those with specific vision correction needs caused by astigmatism and other hard-to-fit conditions, Benjamin Optical provides an array of specialty contact lenses for a comfortable fit.

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Low Vision Services

We offer tailored low vision services to maximize remaining sight in seniors with low vision. Using personalized solutions and adaptive aids, we’re able to enhance independence and improve quality of life.

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Designer Eyewear

Our eyewear collection is curated to meet the diverse tastes of our patients. From the latest runway-ready designer frames to budget-friendly options, you'll find the perfect pair to match your personal style.

  • Ray-Ban
  • Kate Spade
  • Coach
  • Oakley
  • Maui Jim
  • Silhouette
  • Gucci
  • Tom Ford