Locally-Owned Pharmacy and Vision Center in New York, NY

Maintain your health and wellness by depending on BLOCK DRUG STORES/BLOCKS VISION CARE. Owned and operated by Carmine and Beth Palermo, our pharmacy and vision center in New York, NY, offers professional service, excellent product selections, and affordable prices. If you are tired and inpatient with chain drug stores, give us a try. The friendly staff at our drug store in East Village is properly trained to help each and every customer--one person at a time!

Whether you need to refill prescriptions, purchase an over-the-counter healthcare product, an eye exam, or new glasses, we are your all-in-one source for prescriptions, health and beauty aids and vision care. We are committed to assisting you in your health needs through nutritional supplements, herbal products, and homeopathic remedies. Browse our online store for a list of our products.

NYS DMV & Comprehensive Vision Exams

We are an official NYS DMV Vision Registry, which allows you to have online registration without the paperwork and/or standing in line at the DMV. Our cost for the exam is only $30.00 dollars, this fee can be applied towards your next one-year comprehensive eye exam, walk-ins are welcome (*restrictions apply).

For a comprehensive eye exam, simply make an appointment by calling 212-228-0651. Our goal is to provide you with the proper frame and lens for your comfort, elegance, and optical viewing. The vision showroom at our store has a large variety of frames, and prices, we specialize in low cost, high-quality frames from leading fashions. Browse our selection of frames. We are confident you will find the frame that fits your style.

*Restrictions: Your vision exam discount is good for 12 months from the original visual examination. This sale is not valid with any other offer, sale, insurance plan, or package. For more information, speak to one of our licensed opticians or sale representatives.

Simple, Good, & Old-Fashioned Service

Remember the days when you could go into a store, and the staff knew you by name? That’s what you get when you are a customer at BLOCK DRUG STORES/BLOCKS VISION CARE. We truly care about our customers and enjoy getting to know them. If you have vision or healthcare needs, we are here for you. Inquire within our store, our friendly knowledgeable staff will gladly provide information on a particular product sold in our stores. With a large assortment of healthcare and beauty products, including Neutrogena, Dr. Bronners, Boiron, Alcon and Dr. Teals.

Join the Block Advantage Plu$ program and save money and all our over-the-counter products. Below are just a few departments and products we sell every day.

  • Cough Syrups
  • Cold & Allergy Medications
  • Diabetic Blood Sugar Monitors & Strips
  • Blood Pressure Monitors
  • Revlon Cosmetics
  • Hair Dye & Accessories
  • Reading Glasses
  • Deodorants
  • Shampoos
  • Bar & Liquid Soaps
  • Home Health Care Items

Contact us if you need to find out if we have a particular product in stock. We proudly serve customers throughout New York, NY.