Jonas Paul Eyewear

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Jonas Paul Eyewear
Private
IndustryEyewear/optical retailing
FoundedSeptember 2013; 8 years ago (2013-09)
FounderBen and Laura Harrison
HeadquartersGrand Rapids, Michigan,
United States
Products
  • Kids eyeglasses
  • Teen glasses
Websitejonaspauleyewear.com

Jonas Paul Eyewear is an American company in the children eyewear industry based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The brand two main product offerings are prescription kids eyeglasses and prescription teen glasses.[1] The company ranked No. 166 on the 2019 Inc. 5000.[2]

History

Ben and Laura Harrison founded Jonas Paul Eyewear in 2013 after their son, Jonas, who was born with a rare eye condition called Peters Anomaly that rendered him blind. Twenty-one surgeries later, Jonas' vision was restored to a functional level. However, finding glasses for Jonas was a challenge and the inspiration for Ben and Laura to launch Jonas Paul Eyewear.[3][4]

The Harrisons self-funded the venture for two years before securing a seed round of investment in 2015. Some of the investors in this round included Cliff Bartow, former CEO of Lenscrafters.[5] Later that year the company launched a home try-on kit[6][7]

In February 2020, the company launched a brand of non-prescription kids sunglasses.[8]

In the media

              

References

  1. "The Best Places to Shop Online for Kids Glasses". Red Tricycle. 2019-10-30. Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  2. Rockwood, Kate (November 25, 2019). Meyer, Anna (ed.). "These Are the 21 Coolest Products of 2019". Inc.com. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  3. Wheeler, Jessica (2018-11-07). "Partially-blind, West Michigan boy helps others around the world see". WWMT. Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  4. "Smart Specs for Tots". Wall Street Journal. 2013-12-27. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  5. Evans, Pat (2017-04-28). "Parents dive head first into retail eyewear startup". Grand Rapids Business Journal. Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  6. Jansen, Laura (2019-01-29). "An Honest Review of Jonas Paul Kids' Eyewear (Plus a Reader Bonus)". The Mom Edit. Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  7. Mack, Lindsay E.; Vorrasi, Anne. "7 Brands That Make Cute Blue Light Filtering Glasses For Kids". Romper.
  8. Jonas Paul Eyewear (February 26, 2020). "Kids Eyewear Brand Launches Non-Prescription Sunglasses" (Press release). Retrieved 2020-06-02.

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