Each of the American eyewear companies below lends their craftsmanship and innovation to optical and sun frames. From Wayfarer-style glasses to Aviator sunnies to rimless glasses, you can find stylish everyday frames crafted by these brands in the USA.
Besides exceptional craftsmanship and enduring style, glasses and sunglasses manufactured in the USA support the American economy and American workers. Keeping production in the US also reduces the overall carbon footprint of these products when shipped within the country.
Companies making eyewear in the US embrace traditions that work, while innovating for the future. With “Made in the USA” eyewear you’ll have a pair of great-looking glasses and sunglasses for every occasion—that’ll last through countless adventures.
Randolph Engineering sunglasses are made in America, and they are engineered with the same exacting standards that military specifications require.
A classic story of American ingenuity and pluck, Randolph Engineering eyewear was founded in 1972 by two Polish immigrants—Jan Waszkiewicz and Stanley Zaleski. The company, based in Randolph, Massachusetts outside of Boston, is the only remaining manufacturer of metal frame glasses within the US.
In the 1980s, Randolph won a contract to produce aviator sunglasses for US Air Force pilots, and the company has been a military supplier ever since. Randolph glasses are consistently “Frames of Choice” for members of the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and the Coast Guard, as well as NASA astronauts.
Randolph Engineering sunglasses are admired for their rugged construction, exacting design, and American craftsmanship. These glasses stay secure, while offering enhanced contrast and depth of vision. With polarized sunglass lenses, they cut through the glare.
Randolph Engineering crafts exceptional fashion and performance eyewear, though best known for their tough and stylish aviators.
In 1978, in collaboration with the U.S. military, Randolph produced the HGU-4/P Aviator for fighter pilots. Each pair of sunglasses were built to strict military standards. In 2000, the company was awarded the military’s first contract in the Frame of Choice (FOC) program; today Randolph’s aviators are still made for our servicemen and women. They still maintain the Frame of Choice contract, supplying multiple styles for the military built to the same exacting standards that has set them apart for more than 40 years.
ArtCraft Optical was founded in 1918 by Charles J. Eagle and Otto W. Dechau in Rochester, NY, where it continues to operate today. The family-owned company is operated by C. Thomas Eagle, son of founder Charles J. Eagle.
ArtCraft was the first manufacturer in the US to offer cable temples. These were prized by the military because they ensured that eyewear stayed secure under a soldier’s helmet and gas mask, whether they were on land or at sea. ArtCraft has supplied frames to US servicemen and women during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and in conflict zones around the world even today.
ArtCraft’s iconic ‘Clubman’ frames experienced a huge resurgence in the 1980’s as a result of the cult classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. These unmistakable frames are the original Clubman design that all others are based on.
Fatheadz was founded by Eric ‘Rico’ Elmore in 2004 in Brownsburg, Indiana. Not a small man, Elmore was disappointed by the offerings for those with ‘fat heads’ and he began to develop the product line of alternate fit eyewear that would rocket his company to the fore of the industry.
Then, in 2017 Elmore decided it was time to bring manufacturing back to the United States. Assembled in Indianapolis, Indiana, with frame components sourced from California, the company’s All-American V2.0 Sunglass Collection can proudly boast that they’re ‘Made in America’.
Shuron has been producing eyewear in the US since 1865. And chances are, if you’ve ever watched a movie or television show that needed ‘retro’ eyewear, you’ve seen a pair of Shuron frames. Kevin Costner’s character, in the conspiracy thriller JFK, donned a pair of Shuron’s Ronsir Zyl eyeglasses. And in the first season of Mad Men, character Harry Crane sported Shuron’s ‘The Mitch’.
Liberty Sport, originally called the Eagle Optical Company, was founded in 1929 in Newark, New Jersey. In the 1960’s, it became one of the largest optical manufacturers in the US. In the 1970’s, the company begins to produce its REC SPECS line of protective sports eyewear. Today, the company is one of the leaders in the protective sports eyewear industry. Their frames meet or exceed ASTM F803 impact resistance standards, so you can be confident not only in the quality of these American Made frames, but also in the protection you’ll get wearing them.
Glasses and sunglasses made in the USA deliver a winning mix of innovation, quality, and style. American eyewear works hard and plays hard—always securely in place, offering needed protection, and looking good effortlessly. From the baseball diamond to the beach to Fifth Avenue, USA made eyewear is at home anywhere you need them.