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Eyeshapes is Closing; Owners Share Heartfelt Note

by Samantha Impaglia
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Eyeshapes Hoboken, an optometric office located at 259 1st Street, provides top-notch eye health care and sells a large variety of chic designer frames to customers. This local family-owned business is owned by a husband and wife duo — Dr. Randy Kansky and Dr. Beverly Hochstadt-Kansky. On Friday, July 14th, 2023, the owners shared a heartfelt note with their customers, announcing the closure of the Eyeshapes storefront and that the two would be retiring. The space is also offering a 40% off sale of frames and 25% off sunglasses at its location. Read on to learn more about the closing and what we will miss about Eyeshapes Hoboken.

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The Closing

On Friday, July 14th, Eyeshapes sent out an email to customers, informing everyone of the late-August closing and stating that owners Dr. Randy Kansky and Dr. Beverly Hochstadt-Kansky would be retiring:

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“First, we want to say Thank You, It has been an honor and a pleasure to provide eye care in Hoboken for the past 37 years. We appreciate that you chose us as your optometrists.

We appreciate that in addition to caring for your vision we have often talked about food, travel, sports, and music. Some of you came to us as children, and now bring your own children to see us. The original name of our practice was Family Eye Care Associates. In these 37 years, you have become part of our family.

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The last few years have brought some big changes. We saw that life can be unpredictable. We decided it was time to slow down. This year also brought a big change when Jimmy decided to move back to Albany.

We started looking for someone to take over the practice, but we insisted it be someone who would continue to give our patients the care they deserved. We planned to stay on to help with the transition and help the new doctor to join the family. We thought we had found a good fit, but after many months of negotiations we realized that it was not. Our patients deserved better. We kept looking, and did find someone who would have been a good fit. Unfortunately, we were just informed that personal family matters have forced them to withdraw.

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A few weeks ago we stopped scheduling appointments. The new doctor had planned some renovations, and asked us not to announce the change in ownership until the deal was completed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

In light of these sudden developments we have made the difficult decision to close the office. Our current lease expires at the end of August. Until then, we won’t be scheduling any appointments, but we will be filling your contact lens orders and having lenses sent direct to you. Eyeglass orders will continue until the end of July.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or stop in. We’d appreciate the opportunity to say thank you in person.

With much gratitude, Drs Randy and Beverly Kansky.”

About Eyeshapes

Eyeshapes Hoboken is a one-stop shop for all your eyewear and optometry needs. Drs. Randy Kansky and Beverly Hochstadt-Kansky met in 1980 while studying at The New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA, and started their business in Hoboken shortly after graduating. Eyeshapes Hoboken became a premier optometric office because of the quality care, state-of-the-art equipment, trendy optical boutique, and caring staff.

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This doctor duo diagnoses and treats many eye health issues including eye allergies, red eyes, dry eyes, removal of foreign bodies, glaucoma, cataracts, conjunctivitis, diabetic retinopathy, and much more. The office also provides LASIK vision correction.

The eyewear boutique has a large selection of collections such as Tom Ford, Dior, Lacoste, Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, Nike Eyewear, Gucci, and more. You’ll also find other affordable luxury brands like Donby&Nessole, Res/Rei, and SuperRetroFuture.

“We believe that glasses, prescription or not, should be in-style and part of your fashion game,” the Kanskys shared with HG.

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Per the note sent out, customers can still place Eyeglass orders until the end of July, and Eyeshapes will be open through late-August. Make sure to stop by to snag some discounts for their retirement sale on sunglasses and glasses frames — and to wish them well.

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