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The Staff At Specs For Less

Our exceptional, friendly staff at our Keyport & Staten Island eye care centers is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.


Daniella Mannino

Eyewear Specialist

Hi my name is Daniella Mannino. I am an eyewear specialist. I assist patients with choosing glasses as well as file patient records. I am currently enrolled at the American institute of medical science studying Ultrasound Sonography.



Eyewear Specialist

Rosa is our eyewear specialist. She specializes in filling your prescription and making sure you love your new style. Her experience will ensure your visit will be met with professional and reliable customer service.

Rosa has been with Specs for Less for 17 years. She has earned her Master’s Degree in teaching and has a beautiful family she adores.


Dana Artesona

Eyewear Specialist

Hi my name is Dana Artesona and I am an eyewear specialist. I have been working at Specs for Less for three and a half years. I have an Associates in Liberal Arts from CSI and now I currently attend Bellevue Hospital Center School of Radiologic Technology



Frame Stylist

Joyce has been working for Specs for Less for over 14 years.  She is an experienced frame stylist, with a knack for finding the style that will bring out our customer's best features.  She is a Grandmother of 6, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family



Lab Technician/Eyewear Consultant

Myles is our lab technician and eyewear consultant. He is pursuing degrees in both mathematics and computer science. He has been in the optical field for 10 years. You can find him at any of our Staten Island locations. He will be happy to assist you and ensure you have a positive experience.


Yusuf Green

Store Manager, Forest Ave

My name is Yusuf Green and I am the Specs for Less, Forest Ave Store Manager. I have BA in Communications with a Business minor from SUNY Albany and I'm currently pursuing my optician’s license. I have over 15yrs of optical experience 13 of which as a store manager and 3 Specs for Less. I'm an avid watch collector with a collection that exceeds 100, and audiophile with a library music of over 40,000 songs. My staff and I are committed to providing our patients with excellent customer service and look forward to assisting in you every aspect of your Specs for Less experience.



Sales Associate

Dana is one of our newest members at Specs for Less. She is a sales associate who organizes and fixes show cases, files, and assists the customers when fitting for a frame. Dana is currently a student at Saint John's University, majoring in accounting. On her free time she likes to visit museums and travel.


Sandra J. Brex

Optician/Store Manager, New Jersey

Sandra is a New Jersey-licensed optician and store manager. She guides customers in the selection and function of fashion and designer eyewear, recommends best lens choices for customer's lifestyle and doctor's Rx, and helps customers utilize their insurance and benefit coverage. Sandy enjoys cooking and arts and crafts with her grandchildren.



Customer Service, Training and Sales Manager

Lauren is the customer service, training and sales manager at Specs for Less. She has a 15 year background in the optical field. Lauren ensures Specs for Less customers are provided with the best customer service in the industry and a memorable shopping experience. She assists customers during their eye care experience and provides every customer with outstanding health care, current fashion and most importantly, value in all our products and services.



Office Manager, South Shore

Michele is our office manager at Specs for Less of South Shore. She over sees all of your eye wear and contact lens orders and can answer any prescription or insurance questions you may have. She is happy to help you and ensure you have a positive experience. She can help you choose a stylish frame, offer all of your prescription options, or assist in contact lens training. She is dedicated to the store's professional and reliable character in the community. Michele has an obvious Hershey kiss, and daisy addiction! And loves and appreciates her family life when she is not here with us. 🙂



Sales Associate

Jessica is a new employee at Specs for Less. She is a sales associate. She works hard to ensure that all of our customers are satisfied and properly cared for. Jessica is currently a student at St. John's University, majoring in communications/public relations.


Stacy Braverman

Store Manager

Hi, my name is Stacy Braverman I am a store manager. I handle customer relations, oversees sales, etc. I have been with the company for fifteen years. I have seen the company grow we know have 5 locations. I’ve enjoyed being on the ground floor while our company has grown to what it is today.


Linda Scotto

Assistant Manager

Hi, my name is Linda Scotto. I have been with the company for 13 years. I am an assistant manager. I handle sales and billing. I oversee the eyewear specialist and help them train. I am also a college graduate at New York City community college.



Eyewear Specialist

Alyssa is our part time eyewear specialist and a recent college graduate with a bachelors degree in psychology. Alyssa plays a vital role as our frame stylist, helping you select new eyewear and is knowledgable in all the different lens options available. She also schedules appointments and is informed of all the benefits your insurance has to offer. Alyssa is known as the "animal whisperer" for her love of all animals. She rescued her kitten Jack from lemon creek park and continues to help homeless animals on Staten Island.



Optician, Staten Island

Mindy is a licensed optician, with experience in fitting babies and children, as well as teens and adults. She is an experienced frame stylist, with a good eye for helping our customers look their best. Mindy assumes managerial responsibilities regularly for all of our Staten Island stores. She is a grandmother of (soon to be) five, and enjoys knitting and crafts of all types.

North Shore
Info | 855-855-6039
South Shore
Info | 855-855-6042

Info | 855-855-7803
New Springville
Info | 855-855-3728

Keyport New Jersey
Info | 855-855-7804
Manhattan Third Avenue
Info | 855-855-4622


Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the “The Governor’s 10-point NYS on PAUSE plan” requiring 100% Closure of Non-Essential Businesses Statewide:

Specs for Less locations will be closed as of 3/22/20 and until further notice.

All orders will still be processed, and we will do our best to arrange to either have you pick up your orders or for us to have them delivered if they are needed for emergency use.

This was the decision of the Governor of NY State not the management of Specs for Less.

If you require further information, please email; and we will respond.

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to serving the community as soon as the restrictions are lifted. Specs for Less management and employees Serving Staten Island continuously since 1993