- Katy R.
"I nearly cried last year when I left Zeitlin wearing my new glasses. It was as if I was 10 again -- nearly 50 years ago -- and got my first pair of glasses, and saw the leaves on trees for the first time. Priceless. "
- Frank McBride
"20 years, 12 states & 3 countries...and I still rely on Zeitlin Optik. Why? Because while the overwhelming majority of people shop for cosmetics--Mark understands that the "lenses" are really the most important part. He makes sure that your vision needs are simpatico with your frames or he'll tell you that you're going to have a reduced field of vision. Old school precision with avante guard styles. There is no better choice."
- Bill P.
"I have been returning to Zeitlin Optik for my glasses for many years. I appreciate the casual friendly atmosphere of this shop combined with a meticulous attention to detail. Marc Zeitlin travels the world bringing back a wonderful selection of frames from Japan, Germany, France and Switzerland. Styles range from classical with a flare to elegant cutting edge- never the usual fare. Both the lenses and the frames offered are of superb quality. Selecting a new pair of glasses here is a pleasure."
- Lili J.
"There's always a solution, never a problem there. I can't tell you what a pleasure it is to have finally found a place to get what I want. And believe me, I've searched."
- Helen L
"I have known Marc and his work for almost 12 years. He has made my quest for excellent and stylish eyewear a perfect and perfectly simple one, after a twenty-year struggle of putting up with average performance at other opticians! His team is superb too. They are friendly and very capable. It has been a fun/enjoyable/rewarding interactive experience to have Marc on my side for my eyewear needs. "
- Ivan Brice Architect
"I've bought my glasses ONLY at Zeitlin for about 20 years. As an architect, I appreciate Marc's keen sense of style and craft. The selection of frames is extraordinary and exclusive, suiting a range of taste and personality, while never seeming outright pretentious or trendy. He not only makes sure that the glasses fit your face, but that they really project who you are."
- Jason W. Luffman
"Superlative service and selection is what you will find at Zeitlin Optik. I’ve worn glasses since the age of four, so I’ve seen many optometrists over 30 years. Dr. Marc Zeitlin has proven to me that he is the best in his field. I must give him all the credit for recently selecting the perfect frame for my face. Why do I say perfect? Well, when you have strangers pulling you aside to give you a compliment and asking where I purchased them, that’s reason enough. Thank you, Dr. Zeitlin!"
- Sara S.
"I’ve been buying glasses from Marc Zeitlin for about 15 years. Marc is a man who brings a missionary-like zeal to his work, and it shows: His lenses are outstanding. And it’s not just me who thinks so: Two different eye doctors who’ve examined me have commented—unprompted and spontaneously—on the high quality of my lenses. Zeitlin’s frames are first caliber, too. No doubt a chain store will have 700 frames to pick from—and 600 will be junk. Here you’ll find a very well edited selection, where the quality and style more than make up for the quantity. Service is professional, personable, and accommodating. I myself am fairly indecisive when it comes to frame selection; the patience exhibited by Zeitlin + staff is otherworldly. If you need 4 hours to try and retry frames, they seem to be fine with it. On a related note: I’d also characterize the service style as leisurely. This is a store where chatting and storytelling is as much a part of the process as getting fitted for new glasses is. If you are a person who just wants to zip in and zip out and keep strictly to business, you need to tell them upfront that your time is limited. Not surprisingly, all this skill and taste and handholding comes with a price. But I guarantee you, this is money that is VERY well spent."
"Impeccable, efficient and courteous service. ThankYou!"
- Deb R.
"There is good reason why seekers of distinctive eyewear return to Zeitlin Optik. Whatever your profession or personality, Marc, Rachel, and staff are incredibly savvy at helping you find the perfect frames that fit your current lifestyle or aspirational self. They have a keen aesthetic sensibility but let you drive the experience and choice. Take as much time as you like, they want you to be thrilled with your frames every time you put them on or look in the mirror. And you will be. People will stop you in the street and ask where you got those frames. Zeitlin Optik is a rare find. I rely on Marc’s precision in grinding even complex prescriptions and I am welcome any time for polishing or adjustments to the fit (I am hard on my frames), or just to try on the latest. Great people, wonderful store. Go and you will be spoiled forever. "
- Christina Wills
"Last week, on my first visit to NYC, I broke my reading glasses. With an opera to attend that evening and a flight to catch next day, time was short. I tried two other opticians for a fast solution, without success, but happily, the second referred me to Zeitlin. Eddie and his assistant were delightful to deal with. I'm sorry not to have learned the assistant's name - it only took him three tries to find me the perfect frames. Eddie did a running repair on the old glasses so that I could read my programme at the opera. Next day the new glasses were ready at the time promised, and I was all set to read my book and watch movies on the little chairback screen on the way home. Since my return I have had many compliments about the frames, and I do appreciate the quality of the lenses, as I have not experienced such comfort when reading for some time. Thank you, Eddie and colleague for a friendly, efficient service, which typified my experience of NYC. Best wishes, Christina Wills Argyll Scotland"