Cohen's Fashion Optical (formerly known as Cohen's Optical) is an optical retailer headquartered in New York City featuring fashion products such as eyeglasses, frames and sunglasses, lenses, contact lenses, and accessories. Professional eye exams are usually available with on-site Doctors of Optometry.
The company's first retail store was established in 1924 in New York City. The brand name "Cohen's Fashion Optical" was adopted by Jack Cohen in 1926. In 1927, Cohen started to sell a wide variety of eyewear from a pushcart in Orchard Street, New York. Cohen's is a franchise operated company since 1978. In 2008, the estimated annual revenue was $121 million, however this amount may vary. Cohen's Fashion Optical was the first to offer on-premise eye examinations with qualified Doctors of Optometry.
On March 3, 2008, Houchens Industries completed its acquisition of Cohen's with hopes of expanding the regional optical retail chain into a national chain. The current pres