I got a contact lens prescription at Westway Vision in 2009. They sent lenses they apparently shipped in from Korea. Within a week of wearing these new lenses that Westway ordered, My vision began to deteriorate within a week. If I don't wear contacts or glasses, my vision uncorrected is worse then before I made the bad decision of going to Westway,
I went back and they suggested that something was wrong on my end. Began to say things like ""do you have dry eyes"" ""do you sleep with lenses on"", and finally, ""The Doctor is on vacation"".
I came back in a week and the optometrist repeated the same excuses. When I asked him for a re-exam just in case he took wrong readings last time, he blew up and said he'll have to charge me a full examination fee.
Eventually I ended up at Weill Cornell hospital in NYC and after three ""extensive"" visits, they gave me a prescription that was much different from Westway's.
So, I decided that getting a prescription being out of the way, I can give Westway one more chance and walked in to their store to get my new eyeglasses made.
I already had a set of frames, all I needed was new lenses.
First, they weren't sure what kind of coating my existing lenses (2 years old) had. The assistant said ""I don't think this is Avance"", but the optometrist jumped in saying ""no, I think it is Avance"". They now commenced to give me upgrades to my lenses, $130 for avance, and $205 for the lenses. My budget came to $335. I was not convinced the whole time, but decided to give them a go ahead, and a $60 deposit. When I asked for a receipt, he said he'll give me when I get the glasses.
I walked out feeling weird about the whole experience. Why did I trust them in the first place? Walking through the streets, I hit another shop on 53rd street and told them about my prescription and how much they will charge. They gave me a bill of $265 (with Avance). Compare that with Westway's $335!
Its a mistake if you notice subtle issues to go to Westway Vision.
Pros: for my experience. none
Cons: bait 'n switch, sells counterfeit frames at brand name price