Founded in 1967, Mitsuhiro Matsuda’s Nicole Company quickly became one of the most influential eyewear fashion houses in the world. Known for intricately detailed, yet surprisingly restrained interpretations of classic eyeglass frame styles, Matsuda’s eyewear designs became a favorite of celebrities and design aficionados throughout the world.
The mission of Matsuda Eyewear is to design and manufacture the best eyeglasses - period.
Painstakingly crafted by hand in the artisanal eyewear workshops of Japan, each Matsuda spectacle creation represents over 40 years of design history and heritage. Only the finest materials, including celluloid acetate, titanium, sterling silver, 18k solid gold, and 22.5k gold plating are used in each eyeglass frame creation. Matsuda’s legendary Japanese eyewear collection has long been known for its exquisite craftsmanship and impeccable attention to detail, design, and use of engraved metals. A longtime favorite of celebrities and fans of luxury eyewear, pop culture boosted Matsuda in the early 90’s when Linda Hamilton a.k.a. Sara Connor donned Matsuda sunglasses in the blockbuster film, Terminator 2.
Matsuda fulfills this decade’s need for understated luxury eyewear. The newly re-launched portfolio is defined by 3 distinct eyewear collections:
• The Matsuda Precious Collection makes use of luxurious materials, including hand engraved sterling silver, solid 18k gold, and buffalo horn.
• The Matsuda Essential Collection features new designs drawing upon classic Matsuda frame details made of pure titanium, stainless steel, and premium Japanese acetate.
• The Matsuda Heritage Collection consists of limited production re-issues of best-selling original styles.
Matsuda Eyeglasses was launched in the US in 1985 and had great success in the independent eyewear market. Matsuda spectacles was known for his impeccable attention to detail, design, and materials. The Matsuda Eyewear Collection is still to this day known for their very ornate highly detailed eyeglass frames. A true pinnacle of high-end luxury eyewear.
Carytown Optical is a unique boutique for cool and stylish Matsuda eyewear and simply the best in meeting your Matsuda’s needs. Visit us today at 20 S Nansemond Street, Richmond, VA 23221. Or just call (804) 353-7665!