Optometrist in NYC

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the finest quality eyewear.

the best prices in nyc.

a flair for the dramatic.


Center Stage Optique is your new neighborhood optical store at the crossroads of Greenwich Village and Chelsea!

Started by two native New Yorkers, Center Stage Optique is the world's first Broadway-themed eyeglass shop! We even have a red carpet for you to strut your stuff when you find your perfect pair!

At Center Stage Optique, we strive to make eyeglass shopping entertaining, while offering the finest quality eyewear at affordable prices. Check out our unique and simple package pricing.

We blend our expertise in opticianry and theater to offer a curated collection of high-quality brand name and boutique frames and lenses at the guaranteed best prices, all in a fun and friendly atmosphere!

Meet the Cast

Married owners Greg and Karen Freidus are native New Yorkers. Greg is a New York state-licensed optician and contact lens fitter, who loves to study the unique history of different optical brands and connect each customer with the perfect pair. He is also a theater buff whose favorite musicals are Starlight Express and Memphis. Karen has worked on Broadway for more than 12 years, and she is currently the Director of Sales for Jujamcyn Theaters. She is passionate about the arts, fashion, and giving back. Her favorite musicals are Merrily We Roll Along and Crazy for You. Together, they have merged their passions to create the world’s first Broadway-themed optical store, where the entire experience is engaging and fun.

Dr. Paul Marnul is an accomplished optometrist from Chicago with more than 35 years of experience. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago and his doctorate from Illinois College of Optometry. He is an expert in fitting contact lenses and in helping patients navigate through the confusing technical details of their eyesight. Dr. Marnul loves literature, music, the arts, sports, fishing, and family. His favorite shows are An American in Paris and You Can’t Take It with You.

Eye Exams

We recommend having your eyes checked every two years. We are also an approved DMV eye exam provider. Exam appointments are available every other Sunday starting at noon, so call us today at (212) 933-1985 to schedule your next appointment.