The brand was originally introduced to the UK in 1882 by Englishman Stanley Druiff.

In 1947, it was bought by Arthur Jenkins who during the time when the NHS was established in 1948, was instrumental in supplying fashion frames to the public.

The brand has since remained in the family and continues to be a popular choice for those looking for retro eyewear.

Quality lightweight materials are used including acetates made from cotton and tree pulp to create a product that is naturally hypoallergenic.

Anglo American Optical, with its sophisticated styling is known for its celebrity following, from Gregory Peck in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ and Christopher Reeves in ‘Superman’ to Diane Keaton in ‘Annie Hall’ and Barry Humphries’s character Dame Edna, to name but a few.

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