Our response to the Caronavirus Emergency

Since we supply eyeglasses and contact lenses, which are classified as medical devices, we are open on a limited basis, and may reduce hours. We will limit the number of people in store to one (or two if they come together).

We are available for eyeglass repairs and replacement, and contact lens supply replenishment. We also have Smart Exam which uses telemedicine to renew contact lens prescriptions and prescribe eyeglasses.

If you run out of contact lenses, or have eyeglasses in genuine need of repair or replacement, call the store. Leave a message if nobody answers. We'll make arrangements for you to replenish your contact lenses or repair or replace your eyeglasses.

Our contact lens and stock eyeglass lens distributors are still taking orders and shipping. Some of the custom lens laboratories we use are still open so we can get progressive lenses as well.

Contact lens prescriptions can be renewed via Smart Exam which uses telemedicine to have a remote ophthalmologist write the prescription renewal. Eyeglass prescriptions can be provided using the same system. We will not be able to do any new contact lens fittings.

We will be operating on reduced hours, and we intend to maintain social distancing, so be sure to call ahead to find a time when we can see you.

Please call ahead to arrange a time that we can accommodate you.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mark Simko

Covert Optical is located on Covert Avenue at the border between Floral Park and Stewart Manor. It is a small commercial strip about 5 blocks long, just north of Sewanhaka High School. The commercial district is bounded by Tulip Avenue and Stewart Avenue.

From Southern Queens & Brooklyn:

Belt Parkway east.

Stay left at the Southern State Parkway split

Take Corona Ave. Exit

Left at light

Go over Southern State Pkwy

Left at light

Right at second light (Meecham Ave.)

Continue for about 3 miles. Meecham Ave. changes to Covert Ave. at Hempstead Tpke. Continue past Covert Ave. School on left side (the first school). We are about 4 blocks past Sewanhaka High School (the second school), on the left side. We are directly across from Golden Tan.

warning: phone GPS tends to take people to South Covert Ave. which is a residential area in Elmont. We are between Tulip Ave. and Stewart Ave.

 

From Cross Island Parkway (Hempstead Tpke):

Take Hempstead Turnpike Exit East

Go past the Home Depot (about 1 1/2 miles)

Turn left at Covert Ave. (about 1/4 mile past Home Depot - landmark King Umberto will be on right side)

Continue past Covert Ave. School on left side (the first school). We are about 4 blocks past Sewanhaka High School (the second school), on the left side. We are directly across from Golden Tan.

warning: phone GPS tends to take people to South Covert Ave. which is a residential area in Elmont. We are between Tulip Ave. and Stewart Ave.

 

From Cross Island Parkway (Jericho Tpke):

Take Jericho Tpke exit heading East

About 1/4 mile, just past Staples and U-Haul on left, and Floral Park Motel on right, bear right onto Tulip Ave.

Continue straight! Under train trestle, through town, past Church (if you don't see it, don't worry) about 3/4 mile.

At Sewanhaka High School, turn left onto Covert Ave.

4 blocks, on the left side, opposite Golden Tan.

 

By Long Island Rail Road:

Hempstead Branch to Stewart Manor train station.

Walk west about 5 blocks to Covert Avenue.

On West side of Covert Ave., just opposite Golden Tan