Eye Institute Optical Shop Opens with 30% Discount for Employees, Students

April 04, 2006

The University of Rochester Eye Institute welcomes all faculty, staff and students to visit its new optical shop, now open at the Medical Center on the third floor of the Wilmot Cancer Center building (take the purple elevators to the third floor). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The shop, which also serves Eye Institute patients, is located in the Eye Institute’s clinic. Optician Tom Scalzo assists with frame and lens choices and provides expert fitting. A wide range of styles is available at reasonable prices, and all University of Rochester employees and their immediate family members, as well as University of Rochester students, receive a 30 percent discount on prescription eyewear (sorry, no contacts).

Designer styles available include Polo, Elle, Coach, Nike, Gucci, Valentino, MaxMara, Saks Fifth Avenue, Fossil, Chaps, Nine West and OP. Kids frames include Disney, Fisher Price and Power Rangers.

A grand opening, featuring a raffle, refreshments and a trunk show displaying the latest spring and summer fashions, is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 28. Call (585) 275-9800 to RSVP or to schedule an appointment for a refraction for a new prescription.

For Media Inquiries:
Karin Christensen
(585) 275-1311
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