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Metro Optics
of Parkchester

Welcome to Metro Optics Eyewear of Parkchester

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Founded in 1978 by optician, veteran, and entrepreneur Michael T. Ungaro, Metro Optics Eyewear has been providing the finest in vision care and eyewear to the Bronx community for over 4 decades. Our original Parkchester location is still thriving at 1332 Metropolitan Avenue, and our Community Outreach team are active participants in numerous local events around the neighborhood. The Metro Optics group also has 3 other convenient Bronx locations in Hunts Point, Westchester Square, and Throggs Neck.

We are proud to serve our patients with professional, personalized eye care. Each office offers full-service eye examinations and emergency care by medical optometrists; a huge selection of frames, from our Value selection to high-end designer styles; prescription and non-prescription sunglasses; sports & safety glasses; and a complete line of hard and soft contact lenses. Our extensively-trained vision care providers are fully licensed and certified, and specialize in customizing hard-to-fit prescriptions in today's fashion styles. Our in-house lens fabrication facility can provide same-day service on many custom eyewear orders.

Driver's License Renewal

Need to renew your New York State driver's license? Eye care professionals at all of Metro Optics' Bronx locations are authorized to perform the Vision Test required by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and will complete your Vision Test Report, which you may then submit to the DMV. And, if you are a current patient of Metro Optics, this service is complimentary!

Office Hours

Mon: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Tues: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Wed: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Thurs: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Fri: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards, personal checks with proper ID, and CareCredit Financing plans as well as cash. We also accept Medicaid, Medicare, and most union and 3rd party insurance plans. To confirm whether we accept your specific plan, please call us at 800.230.EYES (3937).

No Insurance? Join our Vision Club: www.metroopticsonline.com

Below is a list of most insurance plans we accept (list is subject to change: please call us at 800.230.EYES (3937) to confirm whether we accept your specific plan):

  • 1199
  • 32BJ
  • Aetna
  • Affinity
  • CareCredit
  • Catholic Guardian
  • CPS
  • CSEA
  • Davis Vision
  • DC37
  • DEA
  • ETC.
  • Eyemed
  • Fidelis
  • HealthFirst
  • Hip
  • Local 1180
  • Local 1181
  • Local 1500
  • Local 202
  • Local 237
  • Local 371
  • Local 444
  • Local 804
  • Local 810
  • Local 831
  • Local 888
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • Operating Engineers
  • PBA
  • SBA
  • Teamsters
  • Touchstone
  • VNSNY Choice
  • Other Union and Third-Party Plans

We proudly offer the following services:

Comprehensive Eye Examinations
A Large Selection of Designer Eyewear and Sunglasses
Contact Lenses - Exam and Fittings
In-House Lens Fabrication - Same Day Service
A Huge Selection of Designer Eyewear and Glasses
Emergency Eye Care




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