Founded in 1926. Reframed in 2020.

SunNSee is a family-owned and operated business, established in 1926 on the island of Oahu. 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. Fast forward to today SunNSee Eyewear is proudly continuing his legacy with an online store for customers all over the US.

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 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. 

It's simple. 

We believe your eyes deserve the best.