Eyeglass has come a long way, from being a utility to a fashion statement. Celebrities can easily be seen sporting their favorite eyewear products. Numerous eyewear brands, be it domestic or multinational, are offering an exhaustive line-up of cool and multipurpose eyeglasses. With the increasing number of brands in the segment, it becomes really difficult to pick one. If you are in the same boat, then voila!
We have handpicked the top 20 eyeglass brands, especially for you.
Be it sunglasses or reading glasses, you name it and Titan has them all. Founded in 2007 by Xerxes Desai, Titan Eye Plus has become a well-recognized name in the industry. The brand is known for affordable and quality products. Their products are sold via both online and offline modes.
Launched in 1998 as a sub-brand of Titan Watches, Fastrack started functioning independently in 2005. The brand is widely considered an urban youth brand as it boasts a massive collection of stylish and athletic eyewear. Apart from eyeglasses, Fastrack also deals in wristwatches.
Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Ray-Ban is an American-Italian luxury brand of sunglasses and eyeglasses created in 1936. Some of the best-selling sunglasses models of Ray-Ban include Wayfarer, Erika, and Aviator.
Founded in 1913 by Mario Prada and his brother Martino as a leather goods shop in Milan, Italy. The brand is renowned for its expertise in luxury goods and accessories.
Polaroid Eyewear is an Italian eyewear brand established in 1937 by Edwin Land. The brand was the first to use the polarizing filter for sunglasses and that’s where the name came from. Polaroid claims that its polarized glasses reduce dazzle and glare, and enhance image definition. These polarized sunglasses are no longer an accessory, but a piece of equipment in various outdoor sports.
A subsidiary of Luxottica group, the great Italian conglomerate, Oakley was established in 1975. The corporation designs, develops, and manufactures sunglasses, sports visors, ski/snowboard goggles, optical frames, and other accessories. Known for its promising quality, Oakley holds more than 600 patents for eyewear and other materials.
Fossil is an American fashion manufacturer founded in 1984 by Tom Kartsotis, based in Texas. Relic, Michele Watch, Skagen Denmark, Misfit, WSI, and Zodiac Watches are other brands of the Fossil group. The brand is well-known for its premium and stylish sunglasses and other eyewear products.
Established in 1968, Calvin Klein is an American fashion house that designs and manufactures leather goods, lifestyle accessories, jewellery, watches, and apparel. The brand is known for its amazing collection of stylish sunglasses as well as reading glasses.
Again, a well-known Italian luxury fashion house, founded by Giorgio Armani specializing in ready-to-wear, leather goods, eyewear, cosmetics, watches, jewellery, and much more. The group is the second-largest fashion house in Italy after Prada. The brand presents a huge and vivid collection of optical frames and is headquartered in Milan, Italy.
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Yet another high-end Italian luxury fashion house founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci whose product lines include ready-to-wear, footwear, eyewear, handbags, etc. Gucci which has its headquarters in Florence, Italy is reputed worldwide for its premium eyewear products.
Operating over 500 stores in 40+ Indian cities, Lenskart is undoubtedly one of India’s biggest eyewear retail and optical prescription chain. Headquartered in Faridabad, Haryana, Lenskart was founded by Peyush Bansal along with Amit Chaudhary and Sumeet Kapahi in 2010. The brand has its manufacturing facility in New Delhi which produces over 3 lakh glasses a month.
Vogue Eyewear is an eyeglass brand founded in 1973 which saw its merger with Italian luxury fashion giant Luxottica in 1990. Various stars like Eva Mendes, Adriana Lima, and Kate Moss were featured by Vogue in the past. Vogue Eyewear launched a collaboration with Gigi Hadid in 2017.
Founded in Legnano, Italy by two Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in 1985, D & G is an Italian luxury fashion brand. The brand majorly deals in clothing, footwear, handbags, sunglasses, jewellery, perfumes, and cosmetics.
Founded in 1978, Gianni Versace S.r.I. also known as Versace is an Italian luxury fashion brand. The company produces both haute couture as well as ready-to-wear clothing and accessories. The brand boasts a vivid array of eyewear products comprising reading glasses, sunglasses, etc. Versace is headquartered in Milan, Italy.
A British luxury fashion house, headquartered in London, Burberry was established long back in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, originally for the development of outdoor attire. But the brand diversified into the high fashion market comprising accessories, clothing, cosmetics, and perfumes. Burberry has stores in 59 countries across the globe.
A Swiss luxury watchmaker, TAG Heuer also designs and manufactures fashion accessories and eyewear. Founded in 1860 by Edouard Heuer in St-Imier, Switzerland. The brand is renowned for its classy and good-looking products.
Founded by E. Dean Butler in March 1983 and headquartered in Ohio, U.S. LensCrafters is an international retailer of prescription sunglasses and eyewear. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Italy’s Luxottica, the largest eyewear company in the world, LensCrafters operates 1158 stores of which 1050 are based in North America and 108 are located in China, Hong Kong, and India.
One of the oldest eyewear companies in the world, Persol was formed in 1917 by Giuseppe Ratti. The brand is now owned by Luxottica group and is headquartered in Turin, Italy. The company originally manufactured for pilots and sports drivers, now it markets durable sports sunglasses.
Founded in 2000 by Ronak Optik India Pvt. Ltd. IDEE has become a renowned name in prescription glasses and sunglasses. The brand identifies itself with the philosophy of today’s generation and designs cool and confident eyeglasses.
SpecsMakers is an India-based manufacturer of prescription glasses and the fastest growing optical chain. Starting in 2007, the brand now owns over 295 stores in India and is expanding rapidly. Currently, SpecsMakers serves 35 cities (mostly in the south of India).