It all began more than 60 years ago with one man’s vision to create an invisible line bifocal that wouldn’t give away the wearer’s age with its tell-tale lines. This desire led Irving Rips to develop the world’s first ‘seamless bifocal’ from his home garage in Los Angeles which was launched in 1955. Younger Optics – so named because the new lenses would make the wearer look younger – was born.
With the company conceived out of innovation, innovation remained our focus as we continued to grow in the US market. In 1996 we were awarded world’s best optical manufacturer, the following year we began manufacturing CR39 plastic lenses, while in 1968 we released a NASA anti-fog lens cleaner. The 1970s saw the release of aspheric lenses and progressive lenses, shortly followed by the slab off bifocal in 1982. We now have one of the world’s largest bifocal and trifocal ranges in a multitude of styles: whether that is polarized, photochromic or clear.
Today we are one of the world’s largest privately-held ophthalmic lens manufacturers. We are proudly a global leader in Rx polarized sunwear with NuPolar brand lenses, and a leader in speciality lenses with a slew of lens solutions to meet both common and uncommon patient needs alike.