Feb. 12, 2014 By Christian Murray
Three optometrists are opening an eye-care center on 50th Avenue where residents will be able to get their eyes examined as well as purchase prescription glasses.
The store, to be called OptimEyes Vision of LIC, will be located at 5-27 50th Avenue, a 2,400 square foot space where Ricky’s was once located.
The store, which is expected to open by June, will be comprised of 2 examination rooms and a retail dispensary area, where customers can buy prescription glasses, frames and sunglasses. A third examination room might be added to help patients manage eye diseases.
Dr. Pauline Leong, an optometrist, said she and her two partners are opening the center since “there is a shortage of eye-care professionals in the neighborhood.” She said that residents would benefit from close access to optometrists.
Leong is opening the practice with two fellow optometrists—Dr. Rajat Shetty and Dr. Scott Tisdale.