Meet the Moscots

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Hyman Moscot


Hyman began selling eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street.

1st Generation

Hyman Moscot


Having amassed a following of loyal customers, Hyman opened the family’s first shop at 94 Rivington Street.

2nd Generation

Sol Moscot


Joined the family business at age 15. Took over the reins and settled on Orchard Street, which would be home for the next eight decades.

3rd Generation

Joel Moscot


Charming, educated and devoted to his customers, while conveying the family’s values to his sons.

4th Generation

Dr. Harvey Moscot

Doctor of Optometry and Current CEO1986

CEO of MOSCOT: Dr. Moscot is also the founder of MOSCOT Mobileyes (charity) and MOSCOT Music.

4th Generation

Kenny Moscot


Brand visionary, joined the family business in 1992.

5th Generation

Zack Moscot

Current Chief Design Officer2013

Formally trained industrial designer, came on board, making him the fifth generation Moscot to join the family business.

5 Generations & 108 Years of Eyewear Excellence

Where it all began

The MOSCOT optical roots were first planted in America by Great Great Grandfather and family patriarch, Hyman Moscot, who arrived from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island in 1899. Hyman began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street on Manhattan's famed Lower East Side.

A Global Community Built On Neighborhood Values


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While now recognized as a global fashion brand, MOSCOT remains, at heart, a neighborhood optical shop.

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Live From The Shop

MOSCOT Music originated in 2004 at the Orchard Street Shop, when 4th Generation Harvey Moscot grabbed his guitar and started jamming out on a rainy Saturday. Guests lined up, staff members and 5th Generation Zack Moscot joined and since then, MOSCOT has added a music element to its repertoire, by connecting fans worldwide with emerging and established musical artists.

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Eye Spy

As a NYC staple, routed in the Lower East Side, MOSCOT has a cult following of superfans. Get inspired with MOSCOT in the wild.

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Giving back to our city

The MOSCOT Mobileyes Foundation Inc.'s mission is to preserve sight and improve lives by providing free quality medical eyecare and eyewear to New York City's underserved populations.

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Giving back to our city

Discover The Frames

The MOSCOT Originals Collection, based on styles from the Moscot family archives from the 1930s - 1980s, celebrates the classic good looks and timeless design born in decades past. If it's not a MOSCOT, it's not an original.
The MOSCOT Spirit Collection departs from the Moscot family archives, but still shares the same great DNA as The MOSCOT Originals. Good genes run in the family.

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