While a few large companies produce the majority of the eyeglasses and sunglasses, FramesDirect carries a wide array of eyewear made by brands large and small. We proudly source eyewear of all types from over 50 manufacturers, including top sunglasses brands Luxottica, Safilo, and Essilor.
Luxottica is the largest eyewear manufacturer, producing many of the most popular sunglasses, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Prada, and Michael Kors. Another high profile sunglasses manufacturer, Safilo, brings you brands like Gucci, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, and Hugo Boss.
FramesDirect offers favorite designer sunglasses produced by the six largest glasses manufacturers: Marcolin, MODO, Kenmark, FGX, and De Rigo Rem. We also carry frames from smaller, popular eyewear companies like Maui Jim, LaFont, and Wiley X. Shuron remains one of the few eyewear brands that makes 100% of their frames and lenses in the United States.
When buying sunglasses online, rest assured what you’re purchasing is genuine, and not a knockoff. FramesDirect.com is an authorized dealer of all of the designer brands we offer. This means we get the glasses directly from the manufacturer and send them directly to you.
Some American-based eyewear companies like Costa and Shuron, manufacture eyeglasses and sunglasses only for their in-house, name-brand lines.
When buying sunglasses online, rest assured what you’re purchasing is genuine, and not a knockoff. FramesDirect.com is an authorized dealer of all of the designer brands we offer. This means we get the glasses directly from the manufacturer.
Not necessarily. Many reputable designer sunglasses manufacturers produce their eyewear in China. If you have purchased your frames from a reputable retailer, such as FramesDirect.com, and see "Made in China" printed on the frames, they are authentic. Many manufacturers have moved production to China. Luxottica has been manufacturing Ray-Ban since 1999 and Oakley since 2007, and some styles or components in each line are now made in China.
Many sunglasses are manufactured in China, but not every brand has moved its production east. Persol eyewear is still handmade in Italy and Randolph Engineering crafts their eyewear in Randolph, Massachusetts. Many brands, including USA-based manufacturer Costa, will source parts, components, and lenses from different facilities around the world, and then assemble their frames at their headquarters in Florida. While the locations of eyewear manufacturing have shifted, the quality has not changed. If you have any questions about buying glasses online please contact one of the expert opticians on staff.
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