Welcome To Specs for Vets!

Specs for Vets

Our great nation is built on the hard work, bravery, and sacrifice of our veterans, active military, and their families. That’s precisely why Specs for Vets is built on the principle that all of those who have served our nation deserve only the very best service in return when it comes to their eyewear.

We provide glasses for veterans, active military, and their families. Our high-quality eyewear boasts some of the world’s leading brands, from Rio Rey to Tom Ford. The best part is that our eyewear is also affordable, with up to 50% off retail prices available across our collections. This is simply our small way of saying thank you to you.

As a service-disabled, veteran-owned business, we understand the challenges you’re facing and are here to make sure that finding great eyewear that meets your needs, style, and budget is something you don’t have to worry about.

How We Got Started

The roots of Specs For Vets began back in 1991 when two veterans, including a Vietnam veteran, founded the wholesale optical laboratory and glasses manufacturer, Superior Optical Labs. By 2005, Superior Optical Labs was proudly providing glasses for veterans through our contracts with the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Then 3 years ago, service-disabled US Navy veteran Mr. Derek Bodart took the helm at Superior Optical Labs with a new mission – to expand our incredible service from veterans to active military and their families too. And that’s exactly what we’ve done with Specs For Vets, a dedicated website to buy eyeglasses online with discounts for veterans, active military, and their families. Mr. Bodart has expanded our production facilities while maintaining the incredibly high standards we pride ourselves on so that every customer receives their glasses as quickly as possible. 

The Best Brands with the Latest Lenses

With Specs For Vets, getting affordable glasses doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the world’s leading eyewear brands. We stock frames from all-American brands Calvin Klein, Harley Davidson, Kate Spade, Nike, Ray-Ban, Rio Rey, and Tom Ford. We’ve also tapped into the global market, with military discounts on frames by luxury designers Dolce & Gabbana and Prada, as well as many others.

We don’t just make it easy for you to buy calvin klein glasses frames online, we also provide a virtual try-on service. You can virtually try out as many styles as you’d like to find your perfect look, all from the comfort of your own home – an added benefit during the current pandemic, as it eliminates the need to visit a store in-person.

With digital technology, we can also ensure you get the right fit with your glasses by measuring your pupillary distance (PD) using our online tool. This is the distance between the pupils of your eyes, which is needed to ensure your lenses are made with precision for optimal comfort and visual experience.

All of our high-quality lenses come from established, market-leading lens suppliers, including Essilor and Hoya. We want to ensure that you enjoy superior vision, which is why we include anti-reflection coatings as standard on all of our lenses. This reduces glare so more light gets through to your eyes for clearer, sharper vision, especially in low light conditions, such as driving at night.

What’s more, single vision lenses are completely free with your frame purchase. We also offer a range of advanced lenses to deal with a variety of more challenging visual environments, including polarized lenses and Transitions® lenses.

A Full Package Service

With Specs For Vets, you really do get the complete package – excellent frames, exceptional lenses, and a superior build at our optical laboratory in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

When your glasses are ready, we’ll ship them to you anywhere in the country completely free of charge. If you’re not satisfied with your glasses, you can simply take advantage of our 30-day money-back guarantee and return them to us for free so we can give you a full refund. After all, you’ve given our country your best, so we want to make sure we give you our very best too, and nothing less.

Giving Back

Our support of the military community goes beyond providing high-quality, affordable glasses. We also reserve 5% of every purchase you make to donate to Fisher House, a fantastic charity that provides comfort homes where military families can stay for free when their loved ones are in hospital.

We can’t put into words just how proud we are of our veterans and active military. So instead we show it through our actions, actively recruiting veterans to work in our state-of-the-art lab, to create a supportive work environment where their skills are valued, alongside their service to our country.

Every aspect of Specs For Vets is touched by our respect and admiration for our veterans, active military, and their families. It’s why we are dedicated to delivering a second-to-none eyewear service to the military community, continuing in the tradition of Superior Optical Labs, as our past customers will attest:

“The purpose of this letter is to formally commend your opticians in Charlotte for the excellent service they have provided to me. Throughout numerous visits and processes, I have observed and experienced them collaborating as a team to provide a level of service far beyond my expectations that were based on numerous interactions and visits to various institutions’ professionals, including those affiliated with the VA. Specifically, what impressed me about the level of service that I received was the humility, integrity, and level of understanding showed with service members, veterans, and their families.”

  • Jesse. G

A warm welcome to Specs For Vets, we hope you enjoy the site – please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

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