New York Magazine

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Shopping > Ave A Optical

All Reader Reviews of...

Ave A Optical

43 Ave. A, New York, NY, 10009
at 3rd St.
212-533-9696

Avg. Rating

3
Service: 1
Selection: 4
"Not Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

0% would go back.

Write your own review

He double charged my credit card too!!!

By angelhair on 7/26/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Service: 3
  • Selection: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

I've been going to Gary Stevens for years, even after I moved out of the neighborhood. I've never had an issue with his store. This last time I bought contacts from him he asked for a second credit card number, saying the first card was declined, which I thought was weird because the card was good . I gave him a second card, and low and behold, he charged both cards. I had to ask him twice to give me a refund. I would have thought it was an honest mistake as he claimed it to be, until I read the other 2 reviews on this site. I won't be going back there again.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
66 out of 109 people found this review helpful.

YES TOTAL CROOK

By eastvillagered on 7/2/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Selection: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

He did the same to my CREDITCARD.. scam artist

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
33 out of 66 people found this review helpful.

Another Nightmare Story

By frustratedclient on 9/23/2013

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Selection: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Just like all the others say.... Gosh, I wish I read these reviews earlier. Anyway, hope it helps someone else. Stay FAR FAR away. He is a thief and a liar. A full month and still no glasses. And now I have to close 2 credit cards because of him. Gary Stevens, you should be ashamed of yourself....

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
16 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

The Place is Closed Most of the Time

By CT3 on 6/18/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Selection: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

The owner Gary Stevens tell he is sick, but rummors said something totally different. The delivery of the prescriptions are constantly delayed and customers do not get the merchandise when promised. He does his best when he is there to comply, but if he is not well enough to tend his business he should get help and hire someone.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
62 out of 100 people found this review helpful.

NIGHTMARE

By lilihouse on 4/28/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Selection: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

My brother once bought glasses there, then a couple of years later sent a family member to buy another pair. WELL, do you know that not only the person who bought got charged 7 times on his credit card, but also my brother's card was charged 6 times!!! The card he had used to purchase there 2 years prior. How can THAT be an error? I dealt with it because I am in NY (them not) and it took numerous phone calls, Gary said he was crediting these charges one per week.... WHY??? In the end they just denied the charges on their end, had to use their insurance, and it was a lot of hassle. And what do you know, the $300 pair of glasses deteriorated within a few weeks! We had to have Gary send them back and it took months. HORRIBLE. Not to mention he's got really creative opening hours.... Not to mention he was really rude some years ago to a friend to whom I'd given a gift certificate from there to buy contacts. He sold them and refused to show him how to put them on!!

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
58 out of 103 people found this review helpful.

He charged my card 14 times. We should get together....

By florainekay on 8/2/2010

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Selection: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

14 times 375 dollars. He sent me checks that bounced. I got 4000 back finally and then I made him make up another 4000 dollars worth of glasses. He still owes me.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
30 out of 76 people found this review helpful.

Do Not Buy Anything Here!

By MCPNYC on 6/10/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Selection: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

or he will steal your credit card # and put in for the charges over and over again! He is a thief and you shouldn't buy anything at this store. If for some reason, you do, just make sure and pay CASH

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
44 out of 85 people found this review helpful.

Add Comment

You will be prompted to sign in with your NYMag or
Facebook account.

  awful average excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Service
Selection
Would you go back?

Some Hints:

  • The best reviews give a clear sense of why you liked or disliked a restaurant, bar, or store. And that means details. Mention specifics dishes, type of crowd, pros and cons...
  • If it's helpful to compare one place to another, go for it.
  • Come up with clever, funny, pithy subject lines, and write in the first person.
  • Don't forget to read the user rating guidelines and rules.
CloseUpdating your review
By
| Not you?
Advertising
    [Could not open include /publish/nymag//daily/fashion.feeds.thecut.cut-listings.html]
The Cut Newsletter

Advertising
Advertising