Founded in 1926. Reframed in 2020.

SunNSee is a family-owned and operated business. Our story starts nearly one hundred years ago with our great grandfather, Abel Medeiros. Abel was the first licensed optician in Hawaii who founded Medeiros Optical in 1926 on the island of Oahu. 

Founded in 1926. 

Reframed in 2020.

SunNSee is a family-owned and operated business. Our story starts nearly one hundred years ago with our great grandfather, Abel Medeiros. Abel Medeiros was the first licensed optician in Hawaii who founded Medeiros Optical in 1926 on the island of Oahu. 


At a young age, we spent hours in Medeiros Optical learning optics, lens edging, and genuinely growing a passion for the industry.


Since closing the optical shop in 2001, we moved to the mainland and attended optometry school. During this time, we were lucky to have the knowledge and ability to make our own glasses as we could not afford to buy them elsewhere. 

We began making glasses for friends as they faced the same financial burden. Word spread across campus, and soon, we had hundreds of requests. 

Our production grew quickly and little did we know, it would turn into something much more. 

Abel used one of the first American Optical Edgers in the 1930's to cut lenses.  
Abel used the AO Lensometer to measure the power of a lens and to verify prescriptions.

At a young age, we spent hours in Medeiros Optical learning optics, lens edging, and genuinely growing a passion for the industry. 


Since closing the optical shop in 2001, we moved to the mainland and began working as opticians. During this time, we were lucky to have the knowledge and skills to make our own glasses as we could not afford to buy them elsewhere. 


We began making glasses for friends as they faced the same financial burden. Word spread quickly, and soon, we had hundreds of requests. 

At a young age, we spent hours in Medeiros Optical learning optics, lens edging, and genuinely growing a passion for the industry. 

 Since closing the optical shop in 2001, we moved to the mainland and attended optometry school. During this time, we were lucky to have the knowledge and ability to make our own glasses as we could not afford to buy them elsewhere. 


We began making glasses for friends as they faced the same financial burden. Word spread across campus, and soon, we had hundreds of requests. 

Our production grew quickly and little did we know, 

it would turn into something much more. 

We founded SunNSee to rebuild today's standard for eyewear by continuing our family philosophy of offering high-quality glasses at fair prices. 


We are a high-end optical lab composed of family opticians with superior knowledge and experience. We do not work with third-party optical labs or outsource our jobs - we edge every order in-house to sell directly to you. 


This allows us to maintain a high-quality standard for our glasses while offering fair prices. 

It's simple. 

We believe your eyes deserve the best.