HEYWEAR makes getting new prescription eyewear a lot easier (and faster!) by having the whole process under one roof. After you pick your new frames in our showroom, you'll head downstairs for a quick eye exam with our optometrist. The exam shouldn't take more than 15 minutes and your new eyewear is done and usually ready for pickup at our service desk by the time you head upstairs.
We offer a comprehensive eye screening that takes about 10 minutes.
First our Studio team will take Measurements of PD/ OC. Our exams use a series of machines to measure your full range Rx and include refraction, pressure check, and back of the eye imaging which is used to check for early signs of disease. We do not perform dilation or exams that can be used for contact lenses.
Yes. We now sell online. Pick a frame and choose from sun, clear reader or computer lenses. Every pair is made-to-order. We'll craft your eyewear at our Optical Studio in NYC and send it straight to you. In order to have your eyewear made with your prescription, you must have visited HEYWEAR Studio and have your measurements and Rx on file or have a valid (signed/dated/issues within the last 2 years) Rx that you upload during the checkout process.
Local to NYC? Visit HEYWEAR Studio at 363 Lafayette. While we don't require an eye exam to buy a pair of HEYWEAR, a walk-in visit is a really quick and simple way to get in and out with a comprehensive screening of your eyes and same-day eyewear. A comprehensive exam and updated prescription is complimentary with any eyewear purchase (starting at $50). Walk in anytime or book online here.
You can also bring your own Rx and we can make your eyewear in just a few minutes.
Every pair is made-to-order and our opticians will ensure your frames are expertly crafted and fit perfectly. An eye exam without an eyewear purchase always costs $50 and never requires insurance.
Traditionally there's a lot of cost and wasted time associated with getting prescription eyewear - whether it's because of visits to multiple eye doctors or waiting for your lenses to be produced.
HEYWEAR is a vertically integrated model, meaning that our optical lab, showroom, and technology are all offered under one company and roof. This makes for a much faster and seamless experience that eliminates having to wait for resolve or a next step. By owning the process from technology to production, we're able to cut lenses and assemble eyewear on-site so that our guests can leave with eyewear in minutes.
If your prescription is signed, valid, and non-expired we can add it to any of our frames and your eyewear will be ready in minutes. We can also make you prescription sunglasses with any of our frames for an additional $25.
Our optical studio is fully integrated meaning that we make our own frames and use technology/machinery that's tied directly to our collection of designs. For this reason, we can't fit external frames with our lenses, but each of our frame styles range from $50-$125 and come standard with premium lenses that are cut on site. It takes about thirty minutes to get a new pair. You can use a signed/valid prescription in our frames or get an updated Rx from our on-site optometrist - Our eye exams cost $50.
It's important that we have your exact measurements to fit your eyewear. These measurements are based on a combination of facial features, frame, and type of prescription. Once you've visited HEYWEAR and created a profile with us, you can shop online and have made-to-order eyewear shipped right to you.
HEYWEAR currently only gives exams that are valid for single vision prescription eyewear which generates an Rx that cannot be used for contact lenses. Contact lenses require a separate exam and fitting that we don't offer on site.