August 2, by Nathaly Pesantez
A family optometry practice has opened on Skillman Avenue in the former site of the Apollonia Gallery.
C Clearly, located at 48-14 Skillman Avenue, officially opened its doors on July 29, and offers eye examinations along with products like eyeglasses, contact lenses, and fashion eyewear for people of all ages, from children to seniors.
Christa Cavallaro, the owner of the shop, has been a practicing optometrist since 1998, and used to work at Pearle Vision on Queens Boulevard between 48th and 49th Street.
Cavallaro, a Woodside resident, has planned on opening an independent shop for a long time, and describes her store as having a friendly feel with a boutique look.
“We wanted to bring more care, better products, better service, and a friendly environment,” she said. “We don’t want our patients and customers to feel like a number. “
Cavallaro is adding new insurances as she settles in, and a website for the store is coming soon.
Information and updates on the practice, including hours and services, can be viewed on Facebook and Instagram.
C Clearly is offering $20.00 off a routine eye exam or contact lens exam to uninsured, self-pay patients who come in from August 8 to August 31.
“What am I most looking forward to? Seeing old faces and new ones,” Cavallaro said.