H.L Purdy Opticians

The H.L. Purdy Tradition

"Almost 90 years ago, H.L. Purdy made a commitment to excellence in eyewear. That commitment became the cornerstone of the H.L. Purdy tradition, a tradition that emphasizes service, quality and professional care for the most priceless gifts… the gift of sight."

– Michael Poppinga, President, Owner

We carry the latest in designer frame styles and specialize in custom designed frames, specific use eye glasses such as night driving, computer use, sportswear and children's eyewear.

Here are some of the most popular eyewear brands we carry.


Alain Mikli Barton Perreira Cartier Chanel Chopard Eyevan Face A Face Giorgio Armani Gold Wood Eyepieces Lanvin Leisure Society Lindberg Maui Jim Oliver Peoples OVVO Optics Paul Smith Persol Porsche Design Ray Ban Tom Ford Zero G S+arck Eyes

Visit one of our two convienently located Optical Centers in New York City.

We have reopened. Until further notice, our hours are Monday - Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM. We are closed Saturday and Sunday. Stop by or call 212 688-8050 for all your eyewear needs.

H.L. Purdy Opticians at 488 Madison Avenue in New York City for excellence in eyewear

488 Madison Avenue (bet. 51st & 52nd St.)
New York, NY 10022

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H.L. Purdy Opticians at 1171 Madison Avenue in New York City

1195 Lexington Avenue (at 81st Street)
New York, NY 10028

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It was a pleasure working with Purdy Opticians. Michael, the President, gave us suggestions for frames and lenses that might be suitable for our lifestyle. These were exactly what we had in mind. The result... a happy customer.

— Chris S.