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Metro Optics
of Parkchester

Welcome to Metro Optics Eyewear of Parkchester

To our valued patients, neighbors and partners:

We care deeply about doing what is best for our patients and staff, while continuing to provide services wherever possible. Due to the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we are temporarily closing most of our locations as of March 22nd.

Our 25 Westchester Square location will be available for emergency eye care services by appointment only, as well as eyewear pickups and repairs. Please call 1-800-230-EYES to request an appointment at Westchester Square, if urgent care is needed. (Please note, the CDC has recommended that all routine eye care be deferred until further notice, in order to slow the transmission of COVID-19 through our community – so we will not be performing routine eye exams at this time). We hope to reopen and resume normal operations as soon as possible – please stay tuned here on our website, as well as our social media pages, for updates.

If you wish to place an order for glasses, you can click here to shop Metro’s Value collection on our online store, with 2 complete pairs starting at $99. For expanded shopping options, call 1-800-230-EYES and associate will assist you.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding, and stay well.

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Founded in 1978 by optician, veteran, and entrepreneur Michael T. Ungaro, Metro Optics Eyewear has been providing the finest in vision care and eyewear to the Bronx community for over 4 decades. Our original Parkchester location is still thriving at 1332 Metropolitan Avenue, and our Community Outreach team are active participants in numerous local events around the neighborhood. The Metro Optics group also has 3 other convenient Bronx locations in Hunts Point, Westchester Square, and Throggs Neck.

We are proud to serve our patients with professional, personalized eye care. Each office offers full-service eye examinations and emergency care by medical optometrists; a huge selection of frames, from our Value selection to high-end designer styles; prescription and non-prescription sunglasses; sports & safety glasses; and a complete line of hard and soft contact lenses. Our extensively-trained vision care providers are fully licensed and certified, and specialize in customizing hard-to-fit prescriptions in today's fashion styles. Our in-house lens fabrication facility can provide same-day service on many custom eyewear orders.

Driver's License Renewal

Need to renew your New York State driver's license? Eye care professionals at all of Metro Optics' Bronx locations are authorized to perform the Vision Test required by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and will complete your Vision Test Report, which you may then submit to the DMV. And, if you are a current patient of Metro Optics, this service is complimentary!

Office Hours

Mon: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Tues: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Wed: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Thurs: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Fri: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards, personal checks with proper ID, and CareCredit Financing plans as well as cash. We also accept Medicaid, Medicare, and most union and 3rd party insurance plans. To confirm whether we accept your specific plan, please call us at 800.230.EYES (3937).

No Insurance? Join our Vision Club: www.metroopticsonline.com

Below is a list of most insurance plans we accept (list is subject to change: please call us at 800.230.EYES (3937) to confirm whether we accept your specific plan):

  • 1199
  • 32BJ
  • Aetna
  • Affinity
  • CareCredit
  • Catholic Guardian
  • CPS
  • CSEA
  • Davis Vision
  • DC37
  • DEA
  • ETC.
  • Eyemed
  • Fidelis
  • HealthFirst
  • Hip
  • Local 1180
  • Local 1181
  • Local 1500
  • Local 202
  • Local 237
  • Local 371
  • Local 444
  • Local 804
  • Local 810
  • Local 831
  • Local 888
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • Operating Engineers
  • PBA
  • SBA
  • Teamsters
  • Touchstone
  • VNSNY Choice
  • Other Union and Third-Party Plans

We proudly offer the following services:

Comprehensive Eye Examinations
A Large Selection of Designer Eyewear and Sunglasses
Contact Lenses - Exam and Fittings
In-House Lens Fabrication - Same Day Service
A Huge Selection of Designer Eyewear and Glasses
Emergency Eye Care




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