Few brands in the prescription eyewear market have the impressive heritage of Stepper Eyewear. For over 40 years, Stepper Eyewear has been producing innovative and technically superior frames, building an enviable reputation based on comfort and fit. With the classic Stepper SI and contemporary StepperS collections, there’s a frame to suit everyone.
Stepper SI is the hallmark for quality eyewear across the globe. Stepper combines innovative manufacturing techniques with a detailed design process, ensuring high quality and great comfort. Superior materials such as TX5 and/or Titanium are used in all Stepper Eyewear frames to suit the most discerning customer.
STEPPER S gives frame wearers greater individual choice reacting quickly to style trends, appealing to an emerging modern tribe of customers who like spontaneity and are attracted to trying whatever is new.
STEPPER EYEWEAR is the brand in the world of optics that has achieved its merits by its dedication to the creation of outstanding glasses and to the close professional relationship with opticians.
Hans Stepper was born in December 1935. His father was an optician with a small shop in Stuttgart, Germany. He became an apprentice as a dispensing optician. During this time he showed a keen interest and passion for design and craftsmanship with optical frame.
In 1958 he was invited to design and craft bespoke spectacles in Helsinki, Finland.
He returned to Germany in 1961 and successfully completed his professional training with a final graduation as Master Optician. His mission – instead of following his father’s recommendation – was to manufacture plastic frames by injection moulding and not using the traditional method of cutting from Acetate sheets.
In 1970 the company was founded in Germany as a joint venture between an expert in plastic moulding technology and Hans Stepper a graduated optician.
His unique frames were ahead of the times. They were sculptured around the face rather than showing the conventional flat appearance. However plastic frames were not enough to satisfy the global market, in 1993 Stepper then expanded into metal frame production.