We have been in New Hyde Park, New York, Since 1991 servicing all your Optical needs! Let me introduce myself…
My name is Drew Washton; I have been in the Optical field for over 44 years. See World Optics has been serving New Hyde Park, Glen Oaks, Queens and Nassau County for more than 31 of them. At See World Optics we create your glasses with old world craftsmanship using state of the art optical equipment and lens technology. This allows us to make frames, and lenses that perfectly match the shape of your face.
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Our customers have been thrilled with their results and continue returning for more assistance.
The service we provide is different from other Optical Goods Store's
At See World Optics, we take the time to make sure you are well pleased! From cool retro eyewear to vintage fashion frames. Expect only the best in our customer service and selections. I am proud to be your local Optician in New Hyde Park and your Eye care specialist. I am the owner of See World Optics, and you will be getting my 44 years of experience. Thank you, Drew
Call us at: (718) 962-3040 in New Hyde Park NY.11040
Drew is a “magic man”. Those are the words of another satisfied customer. Drew fixed the broken arms of his eyeglass frame with the arms of a different frame, while I tried my new computer glasses that Drew just made. I completely agree that Drew is a “magic man”. He is a very knowledgeable and skilled optician. I wish I knew him 10 years ago when I moved to Long Island. Besides the computer glasses, he chose a perfect stylish frame that fit my face for my distance vision glasses with progressive lenses. I was not planning to get a pair of computer glasses, but Drew took the time to discuss and understand my prescription and my vision needs. I highly recommend Drew of See World Optics for anyone who wants stylish eyeglasses or needs eyeglass adjustments, but especially anyone who has a strong prescription and complicated vision needs like myself.
V Krol - Roslyn NY
I would like to thank Mr.Drew for his professional, expert advice, that saved me a lot of time, money and aggravation. My next pair of glasses will only be from See-World Optics. Thank you again.
B & H Frei, Bayside, New York,
My husband found Drew at See World Optics searching on the Internet. He read all the comments and so we went to See World. All the comments are truthful, plus Drew did not try to sell more than what was absolutely needed. He is honest, ethical, patient, extremely knowledgeable and helpful selecting the proper and stylish frames. We will always be able to See the World better because of Drew.
I live five hours away and drive all the way to Drew at See World Optics when I need new glasses. He is knowledgeable, friendly, and patient and skillfully makes me perfect glasses time after time. Further, I have a very thick prescription and he happily spends the time to make my glasses as thin and as comfortable as possible. They’re so thin that you’d never know I have such a serious prescription. Since I live so far away, he promptly ships them to me free of charge. My entire family gets their glasses from Drew and he is always willing to do a quick fitting or repair. I would never trust another optician!
The wire-rimmed frames of my only available pair of glasses broke. Drew skillfully repaired them in minutes even though it was a difficult break to fix. I am once again so grateful to him for saving me the cost of new frames and doing it so quickly and at a minimum cost. I know of no other place that will re-solder glasses while you wait. Drew is a treasure, both as an experienced, gifted craftsman, as well as a wonderful person to deal with.
Donna O. - Garden City Park,NY
I found See-World Optics by pure chance and am so glad I did. Drew, who is the owner, gives you all the time you need. He will explain things to you, what you need, don’t need, answer any questions. He is a straight-forward person who is professional, caring, honest and extremely knowledgeable. His customer service is second to none. If you need glasses, repairs, contacts, go to See-World Optics. You won’t be disappointed. Drew is truly a professional is every sense of the word. I’m a customer for life. Thanks Drew!!
If you are ever in the need of an optician who is caring, passionate and extremely knowledgeable in his field, I would strongly suggest you see Drew. This is a true professional, who takes both the time and effort to address your individual needs. I walked away this morning with a feeling, that whether or not my eye issue is resolved, It will not be due to a lack of expertise and total commitment from Drew. If you have been to other opticians and walked away feeling like you were just another customer, then I suggest you visit this remarkable professional.
I went to See World optics for special glasses in my existing frames. It was difficult to explain but Drew exactly understood my requirement. He is a real professional and spent lot of time and effort to meet my need. I am very happy with the services and would highly recommend to others for their optical needs.
Joanne Hrycak - Flushing, NY
This is the first time that I can remember receiving a pair of new glasses that did not give me an instant headache not only that but more importantly Drew explained in great detail my vision so I could understand it. If you need glasses or just a quick repair on your glasses you will not be disappointed, this is the only place to go. Great service, great selection of glasses to choose from and the best customer service you have a question Drew will answer it for you on the spot. Go visit and be the judge.
If you are planning on getting eyeglasses or contacts YOU MUST CHECK OUT SEE WORLD OPTICS. I was very dissatisfied with the service at my old place and went to search for a new place and came across SEE WORLD and Im glad I made the switch. Drew from the second I walked in gave me great advice and gave me his insight on my situation and worked with me for the best solution and along with Dr Sigman I was very satisfied with my experience. SEE WORLD will provide you with the best possible experience in the area or around the world for that matter if you choose them and will treat you like family. Drew is a very straight forward guy and knowledgeable and competitors could get a lesson or two on customer service from him because its one of a kind
I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW WONDERFUL THEIR SERVICE, DEDICATION AND EFFICIENCY HAS HELPED ME FOR MANY YEARS.NOT ONLY IS DREW HELPFUL, BUT VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN ALL THINGS PERTAINING TO EYES. HIS ASSOCIATE, DR. MARTIN SIGMAN IS EQUALLY EFFICIENT. HE HELPED ME TO SEE BETTER WITH HIS WONDERFUL EXAMINATION. I AM VERY HAPPY TO RECOMMEND BOTH OF THEM FOR EYE GLASSES, EYE EXAMS, EYE FRAMES, ETC. THANKS FOR BEING SUCH A DEPENDABLE HELP FOR ALL OF US THAT WEAR GLASSES.GLAD YOU’RE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
See-World Optical is truly “worth the trip from anywhere.” It has a huge parking lot, is near major highways but most of all, It’s run by DREW WASHTON, a licensed optician and owner. He makes you feel that you are the only customer he wants to please. No matter how busy he is you are made to feel that you can’t leave until he has answered every question. And what a selection of frames! He helps you choose what is best for your face and pocketbook. He even repairs glasses you bought somewhere else. No wonder he gets so much repeat business. Not a chain and you don’t have to wait weeks for your new glasses to be ready.
Jenn F. - Forest Hills NY.
Gold mine and Drew is a miracle worker!!
There is no pair of glasses Drew can’t fix! I stepped on my very favorite frames I got five years ago. Every place I went (and I went to three different places on L.I.) said the frames couldn’t be fixed. I’d have to get a new frame, but I didn’t want a new frame, I wanted my frame! I have a petite, small, narrow face and it’s always been hard for me to find eye-wear, so naturally I was upset, my frames were perfect. I was heart broken and very disappointed. But I was determined that there was someone out there that could fix my frames, so, I did an Internet search for “eye-wear repair NY.” See World Optics was either the first or second name that came up. I clicked on the link, called the number and ran over there as soon as possible to see if Drew could help me. Not only did Drew fix my frames but, while fixing my frames he showed me other fames and what was crazy is that they all looked good and fit my face perfectly. I’m like ‘How is this possible? I’ve never tried on three pairs of glasses, have them all fit, look good and me actually like how I look, in less than an hour!’ Drew says “look in the window, see what it says.” I turn around in my chair and in the window it says “Specializes in Petite Frames.” I was shocked. My jaw dropped, my spirits were lifted and in addition to getting my old pair of frames fixed, I walked out with two more pairs!!!
Drew is wonderful. He is patient, kind, listens to his customers, takes the time to fix your frames (and it’s quality work, not a 1/2 a!#’d job at all) and doesn’t just try to sell you the new styles. Drew has over 30+ years experience in the optical field and If you live in the tr-state area, just get there, you won’t be disappointed!!
Claire Bennoun Levitan
I had cataract surgery three weeks ago and thought I needed new glasses. However, I did not have a prescription and the See World doctor was not in the office the day I visited. Drew explained exactly what my medicare rights are and the process to get new glasses. He spent a lot of time with me and even repaired the broken temple part on my old glasses – Without a Charge! He is very knowledgeable.
Because I was in a hurry on that day I went to my ophthalmologist for a prescription. With great relief I discovered my old glasses (which were fixed by Drew) are correct to wear as is because of a slight change in my vision.
Drew is certainly a man who gives exceptional service and I salute his kind of neighborhood reliability, kindness and fine professionalism.”
My husband was in this past September to have the nose piece on my glasses fixed. You did it so quickly despite the fact that the hail storm caused a hole in your roof that you were dealing with. I wanted to thank you very much. Might I suggest you change the name of your store from “See World” to “See Sky”!
Good luck with that!
I was at See World on 11/8/11 for a repair on my glasses. Drew as usual promptly and free. My wife and I have been with him for ages. HE IS THE BEST || he's smart and knowledgeable on optics. Plus he is a great talker. We highly recommend him for glasses ann a little entertainment.
After reading the five star reviews, I decided to give See World a try when my glasses broke and I was out on Long Island. Drew was great and helped me with everything I needed. Highly recommended!
11 /8/ 2015
Whenever and wherever you receive a prescription for lenses, the only place to complete the process is is with Drew at See World. He is the most skilled optician I’ve encountered in over 20 years. Not once was there a problem with the finished product. Drew offers sage advice, has the greatest collection of frames anywhere and is a great guy ta’ boot.
My contact ripped, I work up the block from Drew at See World Optics, I called him and told him my situation, he told me to have my optician fax my prescription over, with in 5 mins, I went to Drew he gave me a sample contact lens, I am now switching opticians. Thank you Drew, I can see.
In my rush to answer the phone I accidentally stepped on my one and only pair of glasses. I suffered over the weekend without them waiting to take them to Drew the first thing on Tuesday. I was prepared to buy a new one. But to my pleasant surprise Drew had them fixed in no time. Thank you so much Drew!
If you want true professional service for your eye care needs, then go see Drew at SEE WORLD OPTICS. I have been going to Drew for mine, for over 20 years. Drew has an incredible knack for choosing just the right frames for you!!!! He fits and adjusts your glasses until they are a perfect fit for you. Drew will help you to get the most out of your glasses. He will also repair, or adjust any damaged glasses including replacing any needed parts either for a nominal fee, or even for free. If you live in the NYC/Long Island area, you can NEVER go wrong by going to Drew for your Evecare needs.
Drew was a life saver today for he fixed the crazy bend in my siloette glasses and see clearly once again! My husband and I were traveling from Connecticut to Long Island to visit his mother who is in the hospital. As we were leaving our home I discovered that my wire framed siloette glasses had one of the ear pieces bent. They were unusable as they were. We stumbled across his wonderful store and feel so fortunate that we did. He gave wonderful friendly service and showed expertise and mastery in fixing the frame. Thank you so much Drew. I will take your advice and follow up with my home optical shop. If they cannot help me with what you suggested…you will be seeing us in your store next week.
Drew is the Best!!!!! 5 Stars!!!! No one is more professional and he will give you a great experience!
I was referred to Drew Washton by a friend of mine. My glasses from Davis Vision had broken. One side had broken off and I needed someone to do it. I went to See World and did not regret at all. Drew looked over the glasses and told me that the broken off piece unfortunately could not be put back. He explained it and it made sense. Also, Drew said the coating holding the lense to the frame had striped away. He was correct and honest about what he would recommend. He recommended it would be better to replace the frame entirely.
The glasses that were broken were a $500.00+ pair of glasses. The lenses themselves were worth around $300.00 To replace them as well He said could be done but really not worth it for what the lenses already had(transitions scratch proof, anti glare etc.) I was a little limited on frames since the frames I chose would have to be close to what the shape of the frames were in order for Drew to make them fit. The selection he has thought is great, and honestly better than what Davis Vision has(which is a bigger office.) But, here is the best part:
Drew did not charge for the reshaping of the lenses to fit the frame, he only charged for the frames.
I am sure that ANYONE ELSE WOULD HAVE CHARGED AN ARM AND A LEG FOR THEM TO RESHAPE THE LENSES!
DREW DID NOT!
He could have charged me for the reshaping and I would have paid for it, since I needed to use my old lenses. Drew did everything to make my experience with See World an unforgettable one. He lost money in not charging me and I appreciate his unbelievable work ethic and kindness. Drew is very understanding and will work with you so you leave satisfied. Also, Drew will work with Davis Vision if you have insurance with them, and I know, you will not lose out by dealing with Drew. My glasses were done within 24 hours.
Go to Drew at See World Optics, you will not be disappointed and more importantly you WILL NOT WANT TO GO TO ANYONE ELSE BUT DREW. He has made me a loyal customer!
This morning I stepped on my glasses, breaking both hinges. I didn’t have a replacement on hand and was desperate to get them fixed ASAP. Other shops wanted me to get both a new frame and new lenses (at a cost of $300) but fortunately I was able to find Drew at See World Optics. He fixed the hinges for me in a few hours for only $30. They are now better than ever.
Lesson learned: don’t step on your glasses, BUT if you do, go to See World Optics.
At 33, I have a very high lens prescription and had basically stopped wearing glasses because I always hated how thick and heavy they looked on me. When my old glasses became unwearable, I was referred to Drew at See World Optics and was blown away by the personal attention I received. Drew looked at my prescription and gave me frames to try that he knew would work and still look beautiful. When he heard that I was leaving on my honeymoon in 2 days, he got on the phone, found my lenses and assured me that they would be ready the next day. I loved them so much that I left the shop in them and kept them on all afternoon. I will definitely be going back to Drew for all other glasses I need. Thanks a million!!
I am visiting from out of town and broke my wire-rimmed glasses. The break was not simple to fix. I googled eyeglass repair and found See-World Optics’ ad. Their website sounded encouraging (and inviting) as was my phone conversation with Drew. When I got there, I was greeted with such friendliness and a familiarity from our brief conversation. Sensing that I was in a desperate situation, Drew immediately and skillfully began to repair the frames. In a short time, they were as good as new. He was as happy about the results as I was. While waiting, I saw him interact with other customers in the same friendly, patient manner. Drew clearly cares about them and does the utmost for them. Even though See-World Optics is a distance from where I am staying, it was well worth the time and travel because of the speed and quality of work and the unbeatable customer service. I highly recommend Drew and concider him my NY area optician.
I have been going to Drew for four years as a result of a recommendation from a good friend of mine. I have a very complicated prescription and was dissatisfied with the glasses I purchased elsewhere. I was unable to see well from any pair of glasses. Well, Drew had me re examined and discovered I needed way more prism. As a result, he made me the best pair of glasses I ever had. Subsequently, he has made me many pairs of glasses. Whenever I had a problem or needed an adjustment, he has been the best. Just today, I came in with a problem. The pads are hurting my nose. He solved the problem by finding me a great plastic frame with no separate nose-piece. They fit great and now my nose will not get a good rest.
“See World Optics is a refreshing step back in time regarding service and at the same time See World Optics is a state of the art facility when it comes down to the technical aspects of fitting corrective lenses. Drew is unique in as much as he evaluates the doctors recommendations and may contact the doctor when it is in the best interest of the patient to modify the doctors prescription. Most larger optical chains hire inexperienced help whose attitude is that this is what the doctor ordered, so that’s what I’ll make. He also helps you find the frame that best fits your face. When it comes to eye care, the one man show approach to optics provides the best service and Drew is the very best at what he does.”
qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
Gina C. - Mineola, NY
Last week, while at work, I dropped my glasses and then proceeded to step on them – dumb right? Well I thought the frames were going to have to be replaced but not so! Drew was able to repair the frames within minutes and saved me from having to purchase new frames. Thanks Drew you are the best! Gina C.
I had lost hope in repairing my very expensive reflective free, thinned out, Varilux lenses that I ruined by improperly cleaning them. I visited numerous optical stores including the one I purchased them in. I searched the internet looking for a remedy to no avail. I walked into See-World Optics and met Drew who is very friendly and knowledgeable. To my great surprise, he repaired them in a matter of seconds. I could see clearly! I am so grateful. I never felt rushed or pressured into buying anything. I will recommend See-World to all my family and friends. Thank you Drew!
My experience with Drew and See-World has been wonderful. He is honest, patient, funny and extremely knowledgeable. What more could you ask for? Great selection of frames also