Eye Care in Manhattan

Studio Optix offers the highest level of eye care for annual examinations and contact lens fittings as well as emergency care. We have an impressive selection of eyewear and laboratory on-site capable of same-day prescription eyewear.

We offer comprehensive examinations with a cost-effective, preventative approach. Our high-tech examination equipment guarantees exact measurements, resulting in the most accurate diagnosis possible to maximize your vision and eye health.

Beyond providing fast and precise analysis of your glasses prescription, we screen for and diagnose serious diseases in their earliest stages, from glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment to diabetes, cancer, and hypertension. We also accommodate emergency eye care visits for infections, dry eyes, redness, allergies, injuries, abrasions, and more.

State of the Art Technology

Studio Optix stays at the forefront of technology and offers the most advanced testing equipment available for the health of your eyes. We are proud to offer the Optomap as part of our testing equipment. The Optomap allows our doctors an expanded view of the health of your retina. Your images are reviewed with you on the computer as part of the exam and changes through the years are documented. It speeds up your examination, replacing the need for dilation drops, post-exam blurriness, and sensitivity to light.

Meet The Doctors

Studio Optix provides the highest quality, compassionate optometry care.
Dr. Mitchell Cassel

Dr. Mitchell Cassel

Dr. Mitchell Cassel received both a B.S Degree and Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry after completing a B.S. Degree in Biology at Lehigh University.

Dr. Cassel, President of Studio Optix has been in a private group practice in NYC for over 20 years. In addition to providing general eye care, his specialties include providing prosthetic soft lenses for disfigured eyes and special eye effects to many leading actors in the motion picture and television industries.

Dr. Cassel is the founder of the Vision Management Group, a national think tank and study group of optometric practitioners. He has conducted several clinical studies, published several journal articles, and is a frequent lecturer on prosthetic, cosmetic, and contact lens topics.

Dr. Sarah Klibanoff

Dr. Sarah Klibanoff

Dr. Sarah Klibanoff has been practicing with Studio Optix since 2002. She graduated from Queens College summa cum laude and from SUNY Optometry School with top honors. Dr. Klibanoff was also inducted into Beta Sigma Kappa, the Optometric Honor Society.

​​​​​​​She has received multiple awards, including the Dr. William M. Eisenberg award for excellence in ocular disease, the Dr. William Feinbloom award for outstanding clinical proficiency in low vision, the Dr. and Mrs. I. Ungar Award for excellence in optometry, and the Marchon Award for excellence in dispensing.

Dr. Brandon Butler

Dr. Brandon Butler

A native Californian, Dr. Brandon Butler earned his Doctorate of Optometry and Physiological Optics degrees from UC Berkeley School of Optometry.

​​​​​​​After completing internships in ocular disease and specialty contact lens fittings at San Francisco Pacific Medical Center and the Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he practiced in optometric clinics and offices taking care of pre- and post-operative LASIK and cataract patients. Dr. Butler is a member of the American Optometric Association and the New York State Optometric Association.


Studio Optix participates with many major medical insurance and vision insurance programs to provide the best eye exam in NYC. We are happy to help you understand and maximize your benefits. We participate with:

Vision Plans (Exam + Materials)

  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

  • Eyemed

  • Davis Vision

  • Cigna Vision

  • MetLife Vision

  • Superior Vision

  • Vision Benefits of America

  • Vision Care Comp Benefits

Medical Plans (Exams only)

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Cigna

  • United Healthcare

  • Oxford

  • Guardian

  • Healthnet

  • Medicare

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