Art-Craft Optical Serves Up New Suns

Vision MondayBy Gwendolyn PlummerWednesday, August 31, 2022 12:52 AM For over 100 years, Art-Craft Optical has called Rochester, New York its home. The company, which has been manufacturing workforce and combat frames since 1918, is currently helmed by the third generation of the Eagle family, and shows no signs of slowing down. Art-Craft has been supplying […]

Art-Craft Optical to Debut ‘The Art-Craft Classic’ Sun Collection

Vision MondayTuesday, August 30, 2022 8:25 AM Quick Take: Art-Craft Optical is planning to debut its first-ever complete sun collection with a variety of lens offerings: The Art-Craft Classic sun collection. Specifics: This debut sun collection celebrates three of Art-Craft Optical’s most enduring frame designs and takes them to a new level. Inspired by Art-Craft’s […]

Art-Craft Optical Acquires Hudson Optical’s Safety Frame Business

ROCHESTER, NY —Art-Craft Optical, the U.S.-based eyewear and safety frame manufacturer here, has acquired Las Vegas-based Hudson Optical, the safety frame company, in a deal which closed earlier this month, according to executives at both companies. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. The two family-owned firms will transition their sales and operations to be managed […]

MADE IN THE USA Art-Craft Optical: Local Heritage, 100 Years in the Making

Founded in 1918, Rochester, New York-based Art-Craft Optical prides itself on being the oldest family owned and operated frame manufacturer in the U.S. Art-Craft 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 […]

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

Art-Craft 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 Art-Craft the deal. The first delivery was made in an unprecedented turnaround […]

Art-Craft 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 […]

Art-Craft 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 Art-Craft 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, Art-Craft is a global […]

Art-Craft Optical Renews Defense Department Contract

August 1, 2019, Rochester NY – Art-Craft 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 […]

Art-Craft 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 […]