580 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10024 Located at the corner of Amsterdam and 88th
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Store Hours

10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm

Contact Info

(212) 932-3980

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Exclusive Offers

Only at Sterling Optical New York City, NY

Complete Pair of
Designer Eyeglasses
From Ann Taylor, Kenneth Cole, Lucky Brand, Gap or Fila*
with single-vision CR-39 lenses
HD Digital
Progressive lenses
50 %
Precision View logo
current wearers Acuvue® Brand
Contact Lenses
Save Up To
In Repurchase Rewards
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Why choose Sterling Optical New York City, NY?

The Sterling Optical store in New York, NY makes it simple for you to book your eye exam – either online or by phone, Also, our store has convenient hours of operation for you to work your vision check-up into your busy schedule. And perhaps the greatest benefit is pricing – Sterling Optical makes eye care affordable. We carry an extensive line of value frames, ophthalmic lenses, and contact lenses. At our store in Manhattan, we are committed to providing you and your family with the best possible eye care and exceptional customer service. Find out why we’re the best eye care store in New York City. Visit Sterling Optical at 580 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024.


Eye Exams & Affordable Eye Care in New York City, NY

Welcome to the Sterling Optical eye care store in New York, NY. Dr. Selena Barksdale, this store’s trained Sterling VisionCare™ optometrist, along with store manager Stephen Palahnuk and their knowledgeable, skilled staff are committed to providing everything – from thorough eye exams to advice on new eyeglasses, sunglasses, contact lenses and sports eyewear.

Our Brands

We carry popular designer brands and the latest styles to fit your style and budget. Stop by your neighborhood Sterling Optical location to view our complete collection.

  • Bolle
  • Flexon
  • Hackett London
  • Kensie
  • Kitami
  • Pepe Jeans
  • Silhouette
  • Vera Wang

Vision Plans We Accept

At Sterling Optical in New York, NY, we now accept more vision insurance plans than ever before! In most cases, we can bill your vision insurance provider directly. This will save you time and out-of-pocket expenses for your eyeglasses, contact lenses, or eye exam.

  • Aetna
  • Avesis
  • Clarity Vision
  • Coast 2 Coast
  • EyeMed
  • Health Net
  • National Vision Administrators, L.L.C.
  • Optum Health Care
  • Principal
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Vision Plan of America

Don’t see your insurance listed? Call this store at (212) 865-5551 to check for additional accepted insurance plans.

Use your FSA (flex spending account) and HSA (health savings account) funds on eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses!

Meet Our Doctor: Dr. Barksdale

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Doctor Hours

To make an appointment with Dr. Barksdale, call (212) 865-5551.
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Meet Our Doctor: Dr. Barksdale

Dr. Barksdale is the resident optometrist at Sterling Optical on Amsterdam Avenue in New York City. Dr. Barksdale devotes her time to professional eye exams.


*On purchase of select frames from Ann Taylor, Kenneth Cole, Lucky Brand, Gap or Fila with single-vision CR-39 plastic lenses. Inventory will vary by location. Cannot be combined with insurance or other offers. Other restrictions may apply. See store for details. Offer expires 08/31/24. **Buy one complete pair of eyeglasses (frames with progressive lenses) and get 50% off progressive lenses on second pair (with purchase of frames). Second pair must be equal or lesser value. Progressive lenses must be Precision View brand or similar. Cannot be combined with insurance or other offers. Other restrictions may apply. See store for details. Offer expires 08/31/24. Offer valid on purchase of eligible supply quantities of ACUVUE® branded contact lenses at participating retail locations from 01/01/2024 - 06/30/2024. See full terms and conditions at and complete online reward form within 60 days of purchase. [AS102300 PP2023AMB6974]