American Eyewear at its Finest.
We Design and Manufacture Eyewear. If you want to collaborate, get in touch with us to see how we can help you!
Before the 1930’s spectacle frames were literally only a mounting device for lenses, with no thought of fashion. Circa 1934 in New York, while working as a display designer, Altina Schinasi imagined spectacles for women. After many drawings and concepts Altina introduced her invention to the world. Not only did she invent the cateye; but this was the first time men's and women's spectacles were categorized. Thus, the birth of fashion eyewear. Until the late 1970’s American eyewear manufacturers produced most of the world’s production demands, but due to outsourcing for cheap labor production moved to various places around the globe. The focus shifted from the quality of the product to the cost of production.
Come the present, cheap labor now has competition: automation technology. With this new technology, our American imagination, creativity and luxury know how, we can once again build a product in America that can compete anywhere globally. Using the finest materials on earth, our artisans devote their creativity, focus to detail and hand set each piece to produce quality classic to fresh fashion in pure luxury.
Who Are We?
We are American Visionaries who, through our creative design and extraordinary materials, produce the finest eyewear available. Being an inspiration to the world’s top designers, we supply Broadway shows and motion pictures. Our mission is to enable the wearer to move forward in life with style, luxury and an uncompromised vision.
To better serve you, we are bringing back "good old personalized customer service”. At one time eyewear was only dispensed by licensed eye care professionals, these professionals personally fitted you from a doctors prescription prescribed to you. They fitted you not only for positioning of your prescription but for personalized comfort. This experience from an eye care professional gave you a premium product. In keeping with that, all of our prescription eyewear will only be dispensed 'in person' by one of our eye care specialist.
For a private viewing by one of our specialists please feel free to contact us.
Global Store Locator (Coming Soon)
To help you find a local authorized eye care professional we will soon have a retail locator on this website. We are now assigning more eye care professionals worldwide who meet and understand our quality standards. Please be patient with us during this stage of our company's expansion into making your vision and comfort a better experience for all of us. As our founders have said from the beginning “ If you have to wear them, make it fun... “ our new dispensing channel will do just that.