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16 High Quality American Made Eyewear Brands

By Matt Mullins   Last updated: July 27, 2021

If you’re searching for what glasses & sunglasses are made in the USA then you’ve found the right place. Here, I’ve compiled an unbiased alphabetical directory to all of the American made eyewear brands I could find. If I’ve missed anything, please let me know.


American Optical (AO)

Location: Vernon Hills, IL  USA

What they make: The original aviator sunglasses and more.

Arc Iris Sunglasses

Location: Handcrafted in Idaho, USA

What they make: Premium wood sunglasses.


Location: Salt Lake City, UT USA

What they make: Retainer straps for eyewear.


Location: Bozeman, MT USA

What they make: Retainer straps for eyewear.

Dom Vetro

Location: Los Angeles, CA USA

What they make: Premium glasses and sunglasses.


Location: Logan, UT USA

What they make: Anti-fog Cat Crap and retainer straps for eyewear. They also make belts and lanyards.


Location: Carlsbad, CA USA

What they make: Sunglasses for extreme sports and tactical use.


Location: Beaverton, OR USA

What they make: Best known for high quality scopes and telescopic optics, Leupold also makes ballistic rated performance sunglasses.

Liquid Eyewear

Location: Yuma, AZ USA

What they make: Sunglasses for extreme sports and tactical use.


Location: New York City, NY USA

What they make: Premium optical glasses and sunglasses.


Location: International, only select models like the Holbrook are made in the USA

What they make: Sunglasses 


Location: Randolph, MA USA

What they make: Sunglasses, most known for their aviators.


Location: Portland, OR USA

What they make: Wood and acetate sunglasses.


Location: Los Angeles, CA USA

What they make: Custom wood and metal optical glasses and sunglasses.


Location: Ketchum, ID headquarters… select models are made in a factory in Clearfield, UT US. Many models are imported.

What they make: Only their goggles and Elite line of eyewear are made in the USA.

State Optical Co.

Location: Chicago, IL USA

What they make: Premium optical glasses and sunwear.

Note on Brands No Longer Made in the USA:

Some eyewear brands that used to be made in the USA have unfortunately been bought out by multi-national corporations like EssilorLuxottica which now owns Oakley, Ray-Ban, and Costa. Oakley still produces some sunglasses in the USA, but also makes some models in a variety of other countries, Ray-Ban has models made in China and some made in Italy, while Costa now sources their parts in China and assembles them in the USA. The “savings” in costs from exploiting unethically low wage labor, non-existent labor rights, and little to no environmental safeguards have not been passed on to you the consumer; they charge ever higher prices to exploit ignorance.

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