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Shuron Sunglasses

Shuron has been known for their Made in USA sunglasses quality and high fashion since 1865. They have remained in style and demand since that time and no other eyewear company can make such a claim. Right now, Shuron still remain a constant force in the world of sunglasses and they do this by producing quality frames that are manufactured with the highest quality raw materials. Shuron is is serving their new customers with the same pride as it did when it was the main source of eyewear products and machinery for independent and wholesale laboratories during the 1920s, and also when it serviced US Army troops during World War II with mobile optical units. The Shuron Ronwinne glasses frame celebrated its 16 millionth sale on August 6, 1971.  All Shuron glasses and most Shuron sunglasses can be customized with prescription lenses, just like most of our sunglasses.  The classic tradition of Shuron has been carried on by names such as Ronsir, icebreakers, Ronwinne, Freeway, and Nulady. All Shuron sunglasses are completely covered by their one-year manufacturing warranty against any defects. 

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Shuron Sunglasses History

In the year 1947, Jack Rohrbach, vice president of Shuron Ltd. at the time invented the "browline glasses". These were first sold by him under the "Ronsir" model name and they featured interchangeable bridges, eyewires, and "brows." This made it possible for wearers to completely customize the size, fit, and also the color of their glasses. Back then, most eyeglass manufacturers only offered a very limited number of colors and sizes to choose from. This made Browlines a completely unique way for the eyeglass wearer to customize their own personal appearance. This new style of eyewear became highly popular almost immediately among eyeglass wearers and as a result of this, many other eyeglass manufacturers began to produce their own version of the browlines and during the decade of the 1960s there were six manufacturers that controlled the browline market.


These companies were Shuron, Art-Craft Optical, Victory Optical, American Optical, and also Bausch and Lomb, which would name their model the Ray-Ban Browline, (now, the Clubmaster). Each of these six companies tried to make their frames unique with the addition of a plaque on the upper corners of their frames. These plaques also served to cover the rivets that attach the temples to the frame. The popularity of Browlines remained strong through the decade of the 1960s, but this popularity faded when advancements in plastics manufacturing made it possible for eyeglass manufacturers to even further customize their eyeglasses by making them with solid plastic frames, allowing them to be made into a bigger variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.


In the late 1960s, the rise of the hippie subculture led to a drastic decline in the popularity of Browlines but in the late 1970s and early 1980s the anti-disco movement made the Browlines popular again. In the mid-1980s a pair of Shuron Ronsirs worn by Bruce Willis on the popular series Moonlighting.