Here at 20/20 Eyewear we pride ourselves on exceptional craftsmanship, friendly service, and a superb selection with something for everyone. All lenses are cut on site by the owner, and can be put into one of our frames, or that frame you've had forever and just can't part with it. We do custom tinting jobs for lenses, and will work hard to give you exactly what you want.

We offer a wide selection of glasses and sunglasses, custom lenses, contacts, and eye exams for both glasses and contact prescriptions. 

Our Story

Opened in 1983 by New York local Michael Toback, 20/20 Eyewear is the oldest running store on East 8th Street. Michael has been in the optical business for over forty years now, running a chain of successful optical stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn. A few years ago he decided to downsize and focus his efforts here, at his Greenwich Village location. In 2015 he decided to completely transform the store to reflect this change, exchanging the traditional, old-fashioned set-up to a sleeker, customer-friendly version that would enable customers to get up close to the products and become an active participant in their glasses selection.


We stock a wide number of glasses brands—if you do not see the brand you are looking for here, feel free to contact us to see if we have any available. We have out-of-network forms for the major insurances, such as VSP and United Health.

20/20 Eyewear | Christopher Cloos | Erkers | Dolabany | Francis Klein | Gotham | iGreen | Kitami | Legre | L.G.R. | Martin & Martin | Michel Henau | Oliver Goldsmith | Prodesign Denmark | Soho | SwissFlex | Think