Bauer Optical Eye Care



About us

Our owner:

Ed Klotz brings more than 20 years of ophthalmic knowledge and works closely with you to determine your unique eye care needs and fit you with the best solution. Ed has an opticians license from New York State. He is a member of the American Board of Optometry. Ed lives in Brewster and is passionate about motorcycling. He is also passionate about providing the best eye care possible.

Our history:

Our company was originally established in 1939, by Henry and Gertrude Bauer, as the Bauer Optical Export Corp. We began as an export sales force for a number of major American ophthalmic manufacturers. The company was purchased in 1978 by Ed Klotz Sr. and maintained the export sales focus.

After college, Ed Klotz Jr. began working at our store and expanded the business to become a stock office for local laboratories in order to get lenses faster. With so many products being produced overseas, export sales faced an uncertain future. In order to evolve, Ed Jr. went back to school and obtained his Opticians license. He took over the company in 1999, upon his father's retirement, and changed the name to Bauer Optical Eye Care.

Ed Klotz Jr. is the sole owner and Hastings-on-Hudson is the only location.

Hear what some of our happy customers have to say:

"If you're looking for great service, qualified and honest opinions and some laughs along the way, Bauer Optical is the place to go. Ed and his staff are vivacious, yet professional, and are sure to help you find the perfect match for your eyes. You'll be so satisfied that you'll want to recommend Bauer Optical to everyone you know. Thank you Ed and your team for all of your help!"

-Amanda Gomez Bronx, NY

"We have been dealing with Ed Klotz and Bauer Optical for over 10 years. He and his staff have always been very professional and courteous. Bauer Optical has provided us with quality eye wear and service. Ed is always helpful and is well qualified to help us choose the best product to suit our needs. We will continue to do business with Bauer Optical for many years to come."

-Denise and Marc Benedetto Wantagh, NY

"Why do we use Bauer Optical Eye Care? Quality service, no high pressure sales tactics and competitive pricing."

-John & Angela Funk Ridgewood, NJ

"Dear Ed, I am writing this note to thank you for all your help in selecting my latest pair of glasses. They fit wonderfully and I love the magnetic clip on sunglasses. It was a pleasure dealing with you and I will definitely be back for my next pair of glasses. Thanks again."

-Jim Mitchell Pomptom Plains, NJ

"I can't tell you how happy I was to find Bauer Optical. My daughters were able to find frames that they loved and were happy to wear. Their costs were very reasonable and they were able to get the glasses within a few days. Bauer Optical sure was a life saver. Their staff was so helpful and patient with the girls that I recommended them to all my friends and family."

-Maria Blotcky Hopewell, NY

"I have lost count the number of times one of my children have broken their glasses and Bauer Optical has told me to come in right away and has fixed the glasses on the spot. There is never any pressure to buy a new pair unless it is absolutely necessary. Bauer Optical will even recommend lower priced glasses with the same outstanding quality. Bauer Optical is a breath of fresh air to do business with. You are not treated as a face on an assembly line. There will never be any other place than Bauer Optical for me and my family."

-Andy Kolesar Armonk, NY