Dr. Saniya Shoaib at work

What does a fashionable kid who loves science do when she grows up? She follows a pathway to medicine that incorporates style. She becomes an optometrist then opens a shop that carries beautifully designed shades and spectacles.

After years of working in the industry, Greenpointer Dr. Saniya Shoaib O.D., better known as “Sunny” blends full service high-tech eye care with innovative eyewear in Sunny Eye Shop (284 Driggs Ave).

She doesn’t just dole out eye exams and prescriptions. She will guide you to the right pair of glasses that functions while fitting your style because her passion for her work comes from getting to know her patients as much as helping them maintain healthy eyes.

Like all Greenpoint residents, Sunny appreciates good quality craftsmanship and so Sunny Eye Shop only carries handmade frames by independent eyeglass companies. It’s innovative designer eyewear in both style and material. You will not find any mass produced items here. You will “look smart” and “see happy” after a visit to Sunny Eye Shop, which is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

Sunny Eye Shop is open Tues-Wed (10AM-7PM), Thurs-Fri (9AM-6PM), and Saturdays (10AM-4PM). Eye exam appointments (via ZocDoc) or by calling (718) 349-1205. Walk-ins upon availability.


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More about Sunny 
Dr. Saniya (Sunny) Shoaib O.D. is a licensed primary care optometrist who earned her Doctor of Optometry from The New England College of Optometry located in the heart of Boston, MA. She previously worked at East Hampton Optical and Cosmopolitan Eyecare inside Lenscrafters. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the New York State Optometric Association (NYSOA), and is well versed in leading medical advances and new technologies.

Sunny Eye Shop is equipped with the latest technology for comprehensive eye exams. Sunny diagnoses, treats and manages any and all eye care issues including red eyes, dry eyes, allergies, computer vision syndrome, blue light, glaucoma, and cataracts. She also helps manage systemic diseases of the eye including diabetic retinopathy. The concept of “seeing happy” revolves around proper eye maintenance and a routine annual eye exam to detect any changes early on is recommended.

Innovative designer eyewear, in both style and material, is available with ways of customizing frames. A unique frame selection, curated with items by independent companies with handmade products are showcased. Some fun facts about the different frame lines: Sama Eyewear donates a portions to the the Sam Vance foundation; Drift eyeware  hand makes makes their wood frames  in Chicago from reclaimed wood; iGreen is made of a flexible polimer that is super light weight (5 grams only); Article one donates $2 for each sale to Helen Keller. Sunny Eye Shop also carries Matsuda, Thierry Lasry, RVS, prodesign, AngloAmerican, Bevel, PhilosophEye and more.

Contact Lenses are also available from a variety of companies with both soft and hard lenses available (RGP lenses). Whether it’s for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (toric contact lenses), or presbyopia (bifocal or progressive contact lenses), Sunny has you covered!


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