ClearVision Optical was founded in New York in 1949 by a young and ambitious Navy veteran named Fred Friedfeld. With the help of his wife, Mimi, Fred set out to serve the independent optometrist community by offering quality products and personal service.
As our company grew, so did the Friedfeld family. Little by little, Fred and Mimi's children learned the optical business inside and out. More important, they learned the significance of building meaningful relationships with customers and treating each independent optometrist as a partner in business.
Today, ClearVision is a global enterprise, serving optical professionals throughout the U.S. and in 40 countries around the globe. While we have grown steadily in terms of size and reach, we are still very much a family company. In fact, we're still privately owned by the Friedfeld family and are now under the careful guidance of Fred and Mimi’s sons David and Peter.
We are ardent supporters of various philanthropic organizations within the optical community, as well as breast cancer research, children’s education, world hunger and hundreds of other charities. ClearVision still calls New York home.
Our headquarters is located on Long Island in Hauppauge – just a short drive from where we opened for business more than 60 years ago.