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65 Raymond Road
(across from REI)
West Hartford, CT 06107
Brian Mann, OD PC
Independent Doctor of Optometry
Call (203) 557-8440 to schedule an eye exam
American-made eyewear is hard to find, because the U.S. never supported a domestic eyewear industry.
The eyewear business began in Italy, north of Venice, where there is a centuries old tradition of decorative art, and eyewear manufacturing.
The trade spread to Europe, and then the Far East.
Buying "Made in USA" eyewear means more jobs for Americans. The eyewear industry has long been dominated by European (Italy, France and Germany) eyeglasses factories. In recent years, much of the world's eyeglasses production has moved to China. But there are a few companies that make eyeglasses in the USA. Shuron has been making glasses in the USA since 1865, all at their own factory. In this category, we have chosen some of the best selling Shuron frames, as well as some other eyeglasses we have found that are also Made in USA.