05/21/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Pildes has been in my neighborhood and for years now and my family and I have been going to them for years! After 5 years of wearing glasses I finally wanted to try out contacts but I was unfortunately away at college so I was not able to utilize Pildes service. I went to optical store at school and tried putting in contacts for hours with no success. A month later I tried yet again and I was their all afternoon and failed. Finally once returning to NYC I went into pildes and told them about my failed attempt at contacts but that I wanted to try again. They ensured me that they would help me until I got them in and that I would be able to do it within 30 minutes. After hours of failing a year before, I thought they were crazy. I went in for my contacts session with Maria and unlike the optical store at school, Maria first exemplified the process on herself and gave me special tips on how to properly put in contacts, each time watching me try and then tinkering my process to get it closer and closer. Within 30 minutes with Maria, as she had promised, I was able to get my contacts in and out 3 times. Never did she get frustrated when I messed up and she was always very supportive which made the process that much easier. Now contacts are a breeze for me thanks to Maria and Pildes.