You Won’t Be Seeing Cohen’s Fashion Optical On Second Avenue Anymore

UntitledDaniel Maurer

The imminent opening of Block Vision Care couldn’t be timelier: a couple of blocks up on Second Avenue, Cohen’s Fashion Optical has closed. An employee told us the shop moved to 106 East 23rd Street (between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue) about a week ago.

The “retro chic” outpost of the Cohen’s chain was across the way from Anthony Alden Opticians at 42 St. Marks Place, which also used to be a chain: it was an outpost of Myopics until it broke away and then changed its name in 2009. On its Website, Anthony Alden encourages customers to “shop locally” and notes that “glasses are easy to try on and doesn’t require removing your clothes!”