Mon and Thu, 9am-7:30pm; Tue-Wed and Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 9am-4pm; Sun, closed
B, D, E at Seventh Ave.; C, E at 50th St.; 1 at 50th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Dr. Edward H. Miles opened this midtown eyeglass shop in the nineties. The space may be tiny—you can’t spin around with your arms spread without colliding into a display case—but at any given time, it’s filled with between 700 and 1,000 frames. A wide variety of designers is represented—you’ll find Dior, Gucci, and Armani, as well as more wallet-friendly options including Jones New York, Dockers, and Legre. On staff are four optometrists (who conduct eye exams), a rotating team of salespeople (who help customers choose frames), and one optician (who fits glasses). Customers do have one gripe, however: The store’s archaic filing system has been known to cause delays, so it’s best to call ahead for pickups.