L.a. Eyeworks began on September 9, 1979 when Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi opened a single storefront on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. The original whim for this adventure? To challenge the prevailing norms of eyewear with proposals for a new, provocative revelation of the face. More than three decades and hundreds of frame designs later, l.a. Eyeworks remains a privately owned house of optical imagination, encompassing two namesake retail stores in Los Angeles and a wholesale company that channels its influential designs to a global network of independent opticians and retailers.
Original, often iconoclastic and always invigorating, eyeglasses designed by l.a. Eyeworks are immediately recognised for their bold shapes, imaginative handling of materials and expressive use of colour in their limited edition designs. Although l.a. Eyeworks have graced the faces of celebrities, performers, artists and athletes, the deeper intention is for you to find a frame that conforms to no fashion sensibility but your own.