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.


Barton Perreira Bulgari Cartier Chanel Chopard Giorgio Armani Gold Wood Lanvin Leisure Society Lindberg Maui Jim Oliver Peoples Paul Smith Persol Porsche Design Prada Ray Ban Tag Hauer Tom Ford Zero G Alain Mikli S+arck Eyes

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

Our beautiful new midtown location is open at 488 Madison between 51st and 52nd Street. Stop by or call 212 688-8050 for all your eyewear needs.

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

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

1171 Madison Avenue
(at 86th Street)
New York, NY 10028

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H.L. Purdy Opticians at 1195 Lexington 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.