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Redefining American Luxury, STATE Optical Co. frames are proudly manufactured in Chicago, IL. This line of handmade acetate eyewear celebrates the quality, character, and individual style that make the frames – like the people who wear them – so genuinely authentic, appealing, inspiring and original. L&F is proud to partner with State Optical, offering our custom-made lenses for sunglasses or eyeglasses, in their meticulously handcrafted frames. Shop the STATE Optical collection today and see the difference.

STATE OPTICAL EYEGLASSES

With each design rooted in their hometown's history, STATE eyeglass frames are as inspired as they are gorgeous. Available with premium optical lenses by L&F.

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State Optical Eyeglasses

STATE OPTICAL SUNGLASSES

Some say sunglasses are a state of mind and STATE sunwear frames take that to another level. Handmade acetate frames with bold colors and designs are paired with premium polarized lenses by L&F.

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JFK's Favorite Sunglasses

REDEFINING 'MADE IN AMERICA'

An average of 70 steps goes into handcrafting every STATE Optical Co. frame in Chicago. No short-cuts, no outsourcing, just 45 men and women in Chicago determined to redefine what makes American luxury eyewear. STATE frames are designed with style, fit, and comfort in mind. 

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE STATE OPTICAL FRAMES

STATE Optical Archer Bourbon Pixel Eyeglasses
STATE Optical Archer Bourbon Pixel Eyeglasses
STATE Optical Archer Bourbon Pixel Eyeglasses
STATE Optical Archer Bourbon Pixel Eyeglasses

STATE Optical Archer Bourbon Pixel Eyeglasses

Chicago’s Archer Avenue has a long history of holding secrets. It was the former site of Argonne National Laboratory, a secret Manhattan Project site. It’s also home to one of Chicago’s most famous residents – the ghost of Resurrection Mary - a hitchhiker who has been reportedly picked up over a dozen times, always to be dropped off and disappear into Resurrection Cemetery.

STATE Optical’s Archer frames feature a strong rectangular shape with sharp silver pin details that comfortably fits medium-sized faces.  

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STATE Optical Franklin Bluejay Polarized Sunglasses
STATE Optical Franklin Bluejay Polarized Sunglasses
STATE Optical Franklin Bluejay Polarized Sunglasses
STATE Optical Franklin Bluejay Polarized Sunglasses

STATE Optical Franklin Bluejay Polarized Sunglasses

On North Franklin Street, in the River North neighborhood, the energy of the whole city seems to swirl around you. You could find yourself on Franklin for a wide number of reasons – checking out an art gallery, hitting a chic eatery or cocktail bar, taking a yoga class, or heading to window shop the showrooms of the Merchandise Mart. This style will have you looking hip and put together, no matter the activity.Franklin is a relaxed and understated square sunglass that is distinguished by color and pattern. The Franklin comfortably fits medium faces.  

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STATE Optical Oak Shadow Jet Mosaic Eyeglasses
STATE Optical Oak Shadow Jet Mosaic Eyeglasses
STATE Optical Oak Shadow Jet Mosaic Eyeglasses
STATE Optical Oak Shadow Jet Mosaic Eyeglasses

STATE Optical Oak Shadow Jet Mosaic Eyeglasses

The Oak zeroes in on color and fit, doing that thing where menswear morphs into women’s style with some tailoring and pops of color. The shape flatters most with a soft slope on the bridge that makes it easy-to-wear. The luxe colors and sophisticated shape pay homage to Chicago's exclusive Oak Street.

STATE Optical’s Oak is an expression of classic styling with a soft-sloping brow bar that makes it easy-to-wear with a universal fit that comfortably fits medium to larger-sized faces.  

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A BETTER WAY TO SEE

At Lens & Frame Co, we believe there is a better way to achieve excellent vision correction for all ranges of eyewear needs.

We start by offering up a collection of the handcrafted frames from a selection of our favorite brands, L&F included.

We then fit the frames with highest quality optical lenses to ensure crystal clear vision. Premium anti-reflective treatment and anti-scratch hard coatings are standard on every lens to maximize comfort and durability. If you spend a lot of time in front of digital devices, you can select a premium anti-blue light treatment to reduce the amount of high energy visible blue light emitted from your digital screens.

Each pair of our custom prescription glasses is finished in California where we edge and mount the lenses into your frame on-demand. The result is crystal clear vision without eyestrain, discomfort or headaches.