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MADE IN THE USA ArtCraft Optical: Local Heritage, 100 Years in the Making

Founded in 1918, Rochester, New York-based ArtCraft Optical prides itself on being the oldest family owned and operated frame manufacturer in the U.S. ArtCraft began with the aim of producing frames for the U.S., Canadian and British war efforts, and the company, now in the hands of the third generation of the Eagle family, hasn’t […]

ArtCraft Leverages Relationship and Reliability to Land Order for 5 Million Face Shields for Sam’s Club and Walmart

ArtCraft Optical is doing their part to help protect consumers, institutions and corporate environments by supplying Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club 5 Million face shields for retail sale. A well-established relationship based on reliability and the capability to handle fast turnaround from order-to-delivery landed ArtCraft the deal. The first delivery was made in an unprecedented turnaround […]

ArtCraft Contributes to Production of the Laser Eye Protection (ALEP) Daytime Spectacle

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AWARDS GENTEX CORPORATION AIRCREW LASER EYE PROTECTION (ALEP) DAYTIME SPECTACLE CONTRACT July 16, 2020 CARBONDALE, PA July 16, 2020 – Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, aircrew, emergency responders, and industrial personnel, announced today that it was awarded the United States Air […]

Modern Workplace (Rx) Eye Safety: USAWorkforce

VISION MONDAY STAFF REPORT, NEW YORK—Did you know that more than 2,000 people injure their eyes at work every day? And of these injuries, an estimated 10 percent to 20 percent will cause temporary or permanent vision loss, Prevent Blindness points out. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) believes that the right […]

ArtCraft Optical: The Next Generation Continues and Modernizes a 101-year Eyewear Originator

By Marge Axelrad, Vision Monday Monday, September 16, 2019 ROCHESTER, N.Y.—The third generation is hard at work at ArtCraft Optical, continuing their grandfather’s legacy, one they see defining the company as synonymous with American-made legendary looks, world-class quality and a craftsmanship embedded in its DNA. Family-owned and continuously operated since 1918, ArtCraft is a global […]

ArtCraft Optical Renews Defense Department Contract

August 1, 2019, Rochester NY – ArtCraft Optical Co. Inc. was awarded a renewed contract to continue to produce aviation flight frames for the U.S. Air Force worth over $20 million from the Department of Defense stated a release from U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer’s office. The frames are made at the company’s Henrietta, NY manufacturing […]

ArtCraft eyewear company lands deal with Sam’s Club

August 14, 2018 – Art-Craft Optical Co. Inc. eyewear will be available in more than 540 Sam’s Club stores beginning next year. The Sam’s Club and Seiko/Hoya/Vision Ease agreement, announced Tuesday, will have the Henrietta manufacturer’s American made Dress Eyewear Collection in stores next month, officials said. The agreement’s value was not disclosed. The Sam’s […]

Eagle’s focus on quality keeps safety eyewear on top

February 22, 2018 – Charlie Eagle smiles when he recalls his nickname at work. It’s a compliment, after all. “They joke about me being the Energizer bunny around here … go, go, go,” says the 46-year-old vice president of Art-Craft Optical Co. Inc. “It’s like anyone else—if you like what you’re doing and you’re excited […]

Metal Gurus

October 2017 – On the verge of celebrating its 100th anniversary, Art Craft sent 20/20 a timely tease noting their long-standing heritage of crafting eyewear made in America. With the intention of heralding this proud tradition in a number of ways throughout 2018, we thought it noteworthy to take a peek at a bit of […]