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9 Frame Brands Founded by Fellow ECPs

They prove if you want a frame designed right … do it yourself.




EyeOs eyeglasses


Featuring five-barrel riveted hinges, the Mazzucchelli zyl Mason was created by former optician Sam Kotob.

(800) 625-1880,

Starting at $95

Erkers eyeglasses

Erkers 1879

From the Trumpet Collection, the stainless steel Davis is flattering on many face shapes. From the company that was home to the first optical lab west of the Mississippi.

(800) 997-5101,


InFace eyeglasses


The panto-shaped IF9455, made with thin, high-density acetate, is from the brand founded by Danish optician Hans Laursen.

(800) 654-6099,



Alexander Daas eyeglasses

Alexander Daas

Ideal for a narrow PD, the Seacliff, designed by second-generation ECP Alex Feldman, is an angled cat eye with the brand’s signature cutouts for the Alexander Daas chain.


Moscot eyeglasses


A lightweight titanium aviator, the Gonif features a double brow bar and teardrop-shaped temple tips from this fifth-generation ECP-run company.

(866) 667-2687,


141 Eyewear eyeglasses

141 Eyewear

Part of the 141 Ultem collection, the durable Astoria, from the brand started by former optician Shu-Chu Yamaguchi and husband Kyle, has the aesthetic properties of acetate but is lighter and more flexible.


Taylor Madison eyeglasses

Taylor Madison

Founded by Paul and Karen Ressler, a licensed optician, this brand includes the Mel, a modified cat eye made with Mazzucchelli acetate.

(866) 730-2371,



Vernon Gantry eyeglasses

Vernon Gantry

The acetate Winona (070S) brings a vintage sensibility to the brand started by optometrists Scott Tisdale and Pauline Leong.

Price on request

ClearVision Optical eyeglasses

ClearVision Optical

Founded by optician Fred Friedfeld in 1949, the company recently developed the LoneStar Collection with Texas State Optical, including the LS_AU206, which features the Star of Texas on the temples. The collection benefits Texas Harvest.


Rachel Bozek is a contributing writer for INVISION.


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