100+ Eyewear Companies Giving Back

Modern Optical- Give Back

Modern Optical Corporate Sustainability Program

We did our Annual Vision Charity listing. Did you know that many eyewear and sunwear companies both wholesale and online participate in give back programs.  We put together a list of eyewear companies that have a Philanthropic Statement on their website. Many other companies may also have a sustainable corporate program which in which they give back to local and national charities events. They may also participate in helping eyecare professionals give back as well.

One for One Eyewear Platforms 

  1. 141 Eyewear- offers a one for one programs. Wholesale eyewear company based in Oregon
  2. Ace and Tate (UK) wholesaler and retailer of eyewear. Offers a one for one program.
  3. Adlens (UK and USA) variable focus eyewear has a one for one program. In partnership with Fight For Sight. Had won numerous design and philanthropic awards.
  4. Benji Frank (USA) online program that offers one for one eyewear program.
  5. Blue Planet Eyewear (Carpentria, CA) One for one program, Gives back to Lions Club.
  6. Collins Bridge Eyewear (Florida) online company and wholesales products.
  7. Contacts For Good. Online company started by an optometrist that gives an eye exam for every pair of contacts sold.
  8. Diff Eyewear (Gardena, CA)
  9. Eye4Eyewear (OH) One for one program and gives back to education.
  10. Eyenack (Washington, DC) bamboo Eyewear online and through selected retailers.
  11. Indivijual Eyes (TX) Bespoke online dealer, who will donate a frame for every frame order.

    A&A employees volunteered their time, skills and muscles at the JFS food bank and resale shop. Employees helped prepare the food bank for Tuesday’s shopping day by unloading food deliveries, restocking and organizing the food bank, and packaging meals for the Meals on Wheels program. At the Resale Shop, employees sorted, priced, and tagged newly donated clothes.

    A&A employees volunteered their time, skills and muscles at the JFS food bank and resale shop. Employees helped prepare the food bank by unloading food deliveries, restocking and organizing the food bank, and packaging meals for the Meals on Wheels program. At the Resale Shop, employees sorted, priced, and tagged newly donated clothes.

  12. Jimmy Fairly (France) has store locations, offers a one for one program.
  13. Karmoie Eyewear offers a one for one platform. Wholesale and retail frames.
  14. Milk Eyewear (Arcadia, CA) one for one program and will donate a frame to New Eyes For The Needy
  15. Modo (New York) offers several programs, one for planting trees and another for a one for one.
  16. Modern Optical, Readerwear, gives a pair for every pair sold.
  17. Smart Buy Glasses (USA, China, UK) offers a one for one program
  18. Toms Eyeglasses, wholesale and retail that offers a one for one give back program.
  19. Von Zipper Eyewear (Irvine, CA) has a one for one program.
  20. Warby Parker (NY) one for one.
  21. We Wear Wood (Salt Lake City, UT)

    Clearvision and Legacie working with Revo and Bono to give back to Vision

    Clearvision and Legacie working with Revo and Bono to give back to Vision

Eyewear Companies giving Back To Vision Charities

  1. Allyn Scura (CA) Works with Lions Club and other vision charities for the recycling of eyewear.
  2. Anthropose (Nepal) For every 10 pair sold, a cataract surgery is given. Frames are sold online as well as through retailers.
  3. Article One (Chicago, IL) Gives back to Helen Keller International. Attends Vision Expo.
  4. Bambooka (UK) Gives back to Eyewear Africa. Online company.
  5. Bohten (Canada) partnered with Sight Savers. For every pair sold a donation is made. Wholesale and Retail. They were on Dragons Den Canada.
  6. Chromos Eyewear (PA) Retail Store, wholesales and retails products. Chromos Cares provides eye exams for children in need.
  7. Coastal Contacts (Essilor) gives back to Change The View to distribute eyeglasses and Vitamin A to those in need. Online Company
  8. Daybreak Sunglasses (Australia) On Indiegogo, they have promised to help restore sight to someone in need for every frame sold. They did achieve their funding goal.
  9. Dharma Eyewear (Farmingdale, NY) Gives back 5% to Optometry Giving Sight. Online company.
  10. Ellison Eyewear (Iowa) Gives back by providing funds to Aravind Eyecare System.
  11. Envision Eyewear (Ohio) Provides glasses to those in need. Wholesale eyewear company.
  12. Eyejusters (UK) has a program in which you can donate a pair if you buy a pair. Wholesale and retail company.
  13. Eyewear Pros (Staten Island, NY) Gives $5.00 back for every purchase for every frame sold. Online company
  14. Eyes of Faith (PA) Gives back to Vision Charities. Goes on Mission Trip to save sight. Wholesale company, attends optical industry trade shows.
  15. Femie Eyewear (MD) Started by Optometrist, 5% of the sales go back to Optometry Giving Sight.
  16. FGX (Essilor Company) Gives back to various vision charities, including restoringvision.org and local charitable organizations.
  17. Green Eyes Eyewear Partners with Prevent Blindness America. Will donate a portion for every frame sold in the USA. Online Eyewear company.
  18. Jambo Eyewear (UK) online bamboo eyewear company giving back to Sight Savers.
  19. Naked Specs (Australia) Purchasers have a choice of 5 different vision charities to give back to.
  20. Panda Eyewear (DC) Works with Optometry Giving Site. Bamboo eyewear online.
  21. Proof Eyewear (Idaho) Multitude of Give Back programs. Have helped build eye clinics in India and El Salvador. Attends Vision Expo. Wholesale and Retail company.
  22. Front Row Eyewear (USA) Online company. Buyers have the choice to donate to SEVA or Guide Dog Foundation For the Blind.
  23. Pterys (USA) Give back for prevention of Pterys in Haiti. Online eyewear company.
  24. Rejwan Eyewear (Tarzana, CA) Owned by an optometrist, they give back to Prevent Blindness. Online eyewear company.
  25. Revo Eyewear (Clearvision Optical and Legacie) Gives Back $10 for every frame sold to fight for sight . In partnership with Bono. Both companies are members of The Vision Council, attend Vision Expos. Wholesale company only.
  26. Shauns of California (Solana Beach, CA) Wholesale and retails products. Works with Give Sight.
  27. Solo Eyewear (San Diego, CA) Wholesale and retail products. Works with Restoring Vision
  28. Waveborn Eyewear (Washington DC) Contributes back to Cataract Surgery. Online Eyewear Company.

    Zyloware held a toy drive for the Mt. Zion Baptist Church

    Zyloware held a toy drive for the Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Eyewear Companies Giving Back To Animals

  1. Extinct Eyewear (CA) Gives back to animals. online eyewear company. They did not make their funding goal but appear to be still in business.
  2. Fetch Eyewear (Oregon) Donates 100% of profits to Animal Shelters
  3. HF Eyewear (Nebraska) 10% of each sale goes to help save pandas. Sold via retailers and online.
  4. Jacques Maria Mage (Los Angeles) Gives back to Wolves. Sell online as well as through retailers.
  5. Kaenon- Participates in Sup with A Pup every year. Member of The Vision Council, attends Vision Expo. Wholesale and Retail products.
  6. Monkey Glasses– Give back To Orangutans. Wholesale and Retails products.
  7. Paws N Claws (PA) Gives back to ASPCA. Distributed through eyewear distributors. Wholesale and Retail products.

Cancer

  1. Barring Eyewear (PA) Gives back to Cancer and other local charities. Online Eyewear

    Lacey by Wiley X

    Lacey by Wiley X

  2. ClearVision has an annual Breast Cancer Frame
  3. David Ford and EDA Cancer Sucks campaigns donates back.
  4. Sunshades (Australia and NZ) online eyewear company that give back to local cancer events.
  5. Vera Bradley Eyewear (McGee) Gives Back to Breast Cancer.
  6. Wiley X (Livermore, CA) creates the Lacey to give back to Breast Cancer
  7. Hilco offers an annual breast cancer lens cleaner. (Wholesale only)

Children – Education

  1. Aya Eyewear (Canada) Support OneXOne a charity for children in need.
  2. Eyewear Insight (CA) online company that gives 10% back to education to anyone who has a fundraising event using their products.
  3. Jimmy Swagg Eyewear (NY) Gives back to Beyond The Boroughs in NY for education.
  4. Kate Young For Tura (NY, NY) Gives back to Child Mind Institute
  5. Land Over Yonder, (St. George, UT) Wood eyewear that provides education for children in Africa. Crowdsourced funded.
  6. Roshambo (San Diego, CA) Childrens eyewear online that give back to Autism. Funded on Kickstarter.
  7. Swift Eyewear (Vancouver, BC) gives back to EyeglassesForEducation.com. Online company.
  8. Velvet Eyewear (NY) Gives back to Velvet Foundation For the Arts. Wholesale and can purchase online. Attends optical trade shows.

    Kate Young For Kids Via Tura, (Vision Expo, Member of The Vision Council) also donates back to Child Mind Institute

    Kate Young For Kids Via Tura, donates back to Child Mind Institute

Health

  1. Eyemusement (Mn) For every frame sold, they give $2.00 to Doctors Without Borders. Wholesale and sells online.
  2. Lucid Eyewear (Mammoth, CA) for every frame sold, buy a malaria net for those in need. They work with the Kedesh Orphanage in Mozambique, Africa
  3. Woo Class (Italy) gives back to people with Psychic problems

    Modern Optical sponsored a food drive to support Libby’s Place, an on-campus food bank at Aurora University.

    Modern Optical sponsored a food drive to support Libby’s Place, an on-campus food bank at Aurora University.

Hunger

  1. Balboa Eyewear (Newport Beach, CA) Supports Meals on Wheels. This sunglass line was funded on Kickstarter.

Marine Conservation

  1. Chief Eyewear (Australia) $5.00 of each pair sold is either donated back to Kids With Cancer or Seabird Rescue.
  2. Costa by Essilor (Florida) Gives back to Marine Conservation and started Kick The Plastic Campaign. Kenny Chesney collection gives back to Marine Conservation. Member of The Vision Council. Attends optical trade shoes. Wholesale and can purchase eyewear online.
  3. Dick Moby (Netherlands) Works with Surfrider to help clean oceans.
  4. Ducks Unlimited (GA) Distributed by The McGee Group helps to save the wetlands. Wholesale company. Member of The Vision Council. Attends optical trade shows.
  5. KnockArounds (San Diego, CA) sunglasses that offered a shark sunglass in honor of shark week. Gives back $5.00 to a charity in honor. Purchase online.
  6. SBOJi (CA)  gives back to Paddle for the Planet and Chill.
  7. Spy Optics (Carlsbad, CA)  has a collection in conjunction with Surfriders . Member of The Vision Council. Attends Vision Expo. Wholesale and can purchase online.

Trees

  1. John Angus Eyewear (Scotland) Wood eyewear. Buy a pair and they will plant 2 trees.
  2. Kuma Eyewear Plants a tree for every frame sold (wholesale only)
  3. Medicine Werx Plants 10 trees for every frame sold
  4. Modo will plant a tree for every frame sold in the Modo Collections. Member of The Vision Council, attends optical trade shows.
  5. Ojos Eyewear (Venice, CA) plants 10 trees for every frame sold, member of 1% For The Planet, utilize Fair Trade accessories. Purchase online or throught their retail locator.
  6. Palowood Eyewear (Spain) Plants trees for every frame sold.
  7. Rezin Stone Eyewear (France) will plant a tree for every frame sold on goodeed website.
  8. Thrive Shades, Wood Eyewear company that Plants a tree for every eyeglass sold.
  9. We Wear Wood (Utah) Plants a tree for every purchase
  10. We Wood (CA) Wood eyewear line that plants trees
  11. Wood Proof Eyewear (Singapore) Plants a tree for every frame sold. Member of Plant a Billion Trees Program.
  12. Wood3n Eyewear (Sweden) Wood sunwear line that plants trees in Borneo, a country that has been heavily deforested.

Veterans

  1. CV Changing Eyewear. Sold online
  2. Vari Eyewear– Gives back to Wounded Warrior Project
  3. Wiley X (Livermore, CA) gives back to paralyzed veterans and other veteran associations.

Water

  1. Way Bu Sunglasses (CA) provides Aquapak to provide clean water in developing countries. Sold through retailers and online.
Penn Avenue Eyewear

Penn Avenue Eyewear with 23 different charities to choose from. 

Shop By Cause 

  1. Front Row Eyewear Shop by Cause, SEVA, Guide Dogs, Lions Club
  2. Moorea Seal- Department online store. Offers Shop by Cause. Mr. M Eyewear (CA) Buyers have a choice of 4 charities to give back to. Cancer, Veterans, Save the Children and Conservation. Online company
  3. Penn Avenue Eyewear Shop by Cause platform. Will donate 10% of the sales to a choice of 23 different charities. Pick your eyeglasses and pick a cause. Products is wholesale and sold online.
  4. Ramsey Supply (Gilbert, AZ) Bamboo sunwear company, that did not make funding via Indiegogo, but are proceeding forward. Initially they started with giving back to homeless, but their December program was in conjunction with San Diego Surfboard company giving back to wounded veterans.
  5. The Wild Soul- Pick your glasses and pick your cause. From water to schools. Sold online.
  6. Westward Leaning (San Francisco) Each frame has a stone which symbolizes which charity they donate 10% of net proceeds back to. Clean Air, Clean water to name a few. Sells through selected retailers and online.

General Give Back  

  1. Kennedy Seekers (RI) clothing and sunglass company that gives 15% back to varies charities.
  2. Loewe (Spain) Department store that sells sunglasses. Established Loewe Foundation gives back to Fine Arts
  3. Maverick Eyewear (Venice, CA) Wood eyewear company that gives back to a varies of causes, from Breast Cancer, education and refugees.
  4. Modern Optical International– Gives back to Lions Club, Kindness is doing something Nice For Kids, Local Food Pantry. Member of the Vision Council, Attends optical industry trade shows. Wholesale company.
  5. Sama Eyewear -(Los Angeles, CA) Wholesale and has retail store locations. Attends Vision Expo’s. Gives back to Sam Vance Foundation and various foundations including: Hetrick-Martin Institute, Friendly House, Candie’s Event to Prevent, The Rainforest Foundation Carnegie Hall Benefit, The Nerine Shatner Friendly House, A New PATH, The Westside Center for Independent Living, The Shanti Foundation, the Lakers Youth Foundation, the Staples Center Foundation, The Vision Awards, AIDS Project Los Angeles, Project Angel Food, The Foundation Fighting Blindness and MusiCares.
  6. Zenni Optical (CA) contributes back to breast cancer and Lions Club. Online company.

Companies Supporting Think About Your Eyes Eye Health Campaign 

  1. Chemistrie
  2. Eschenbach
  3. Essilor
  4. Gunnar
  5. Hilco
  6. Luxottica
  7. National  Vision
  8. Special Eyes
  9. Spy
  10. Transitions
  11. Vision Works
  12. Walman
  13. WestGroupe

As a reminder, there are many other companies that have a corporate sustainability program. They may not all be listed here. If you are interested in other companies, call them first and or check out their website.

 

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