Howard Beach Vision Care has moved from the Lindenwood Shopping Plaza to Covert Avenue in Floral Park.
Covert Avenue is a quaint shopping district nestled between Floral Park and Stewart Manor. We are midway between Jericho Tpke (Jamaica Ave.) and Hempstead Tpke.
Floral Park is about 10 miles away, just on the other side of Belmont Racetrack. You can get there by either Southern State Parkway or Cross Island Parkway.
Via Southern State Parkway: East to Corona Avenue Exit. Left at light, over parkway and left at light. Right turn onto Meacham Ave. Continue North past Hempstead Tpke where it turns into Covert Ave. Continue past grade school on right and Sewanhaka High School on left. We are about 4 blocks past Sewanhaka on the left (West) side of the street.
Via Cross Island Parkway: North to Jamaica Ave. East. About 1/2 mile to Tulip Ave. (just past KFC on right). Tulip Ave. Through the center of town of Floral Park. About 1 mile to Covert Ave. Make left when Sewanhaka High School is on right. About 4 blocks North on the left side (West) of the street.
We will be renamed as Covert Optical. We hope that you will be able to visit us at our new location.
Making Eyeglass Lenses
In this video we show the steps taken in an in-store optical lab to 'grind' a lens for a pair of eyeglasses.
In an optical store, the process is to
center and align a lens that matches the prescribed power, and shape it to fit the frame in the right place.
Putting the power on the lens is done at a 'surfacing' laboratory, where optical stores order their lens blanks from.
Hopefully this takes some of the mystery out of what happens where all that noise is going on in the back of the optical shop.