Metro Optics Eyewear, a loyal Bronx-based Eye Care & Eyewear company for over 35 years, has opened a brand new flagship location. The Chronicle was there to scope out the location and chat with the co-owners on their vision for Eyecare in the Bronx, as well as the industry as a whole.
Opened in 1978 by founder Michael T. Ungaro at their original Parkchester location, it has been a loyal Bronx business on the forefront of eye health, opening 4 locations thus far, and providing scores of Bronxites with stylish eyewear & comprehensive eyecare through their locations, free screenings & educational events.
The new location in the Throggs Neck Shopping Center will serve as the hub for the company, and it certainly looks the part. Between the fashionable displays & swank layout, it’s clear that the company is looking forward. “People not only want to see well, they want to look good.”, says co-owner John Bonizio. Indeed, Metro Optics was a proud sponsor of the First Annual Bronx Fashion Week, providing all of the pieces worn on the runway.
According to their recent press release: “M4, as we refer to it, marries healthcare, technology, and fashion, for a show-stopping impact. Virtually every industry is being disrupted by technology, and the optical industry is no exception. We saw a valuable opportunity to take the lead by creating a dedicated Electronic Eyewear department, in order to ensure the safe and effective use of wearable technology within the context of our extensive optical expertise.”
Speaking of their new Electronic Eyewear section, Michael demoed some of the latest that will be coming to the store. Savvy bronxites can expect to find a great selection of pieces that merge style & tech in fun & interesting ways.
On the vision behind the new location, John Bonizio said, “The overall goal is to provide an experience that transcends the traditional ophthalmic fitting experience, where you go into a doctor’s office. We’re providing a retail experience similar to a boutique clothing store with the added advantage of the onsite lab and lens fabrication services. It’s one stop.”
The Bronx Chronicle would like to congratulate Metro Optics Eyewear on the opening on their newest flasgship! We’re proud to call them a partner, and we know they will have continued success for countless years to come.
Be sure to visit the new flasgship location at: 815 Hutchinson River Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10465.
You can contact them at (718) 569-5680 and visit their website here.