With decades of experience in the luxury fashion and technology industries, and our shared passions for design, practicality and innovation, we conceived eye spies one evening while we were out to dinner and neither of us could read the menu.
Co-Founders, Susan Sakin and Ronnie Peters, oversee all stages of design, development, production and sales, from their base in New York City's stylish SoHo neighborhood.
Susan is a fashion industry veteran with decades of experience working in accessories design and development for globally recognized brands such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Guess Jeans.
Ronnie is a digital expert with decades of interactive and digital design experience, having been creative director for Time, Inc. and working with many best in class companies such as Conde Nast, The New York Times, American Express and Accenture, to name a few.
eye spies believes in giving back and improving lives around the world.
Read about our adventures and our amazing charity partner, OneDollarGlasses.
The World Health Organization estimates more than 153 million people suffer from visual impairment due to uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). Virtually all these people could restore normal vision with eyeglasses or contact lenses. More than 90% of the world's visually impaired people live in low- and middle-income countries. They cannot learn, cannot work and cannot provide for their families.
eye spies wants to help and you can too! When you buy a pair of eye spies reading glasses, we donate one dollar to OneDollarGlasses.
OneDollarGlasses consist of a lightweight, flexible spring steel frame, prefab lenses and can be locally manufactured with simple bending machines. The material costs: approximately $1 US Dollar.
Martin Aufmuth, President of OneDollarGlasses, has developed an already proven concept to manufacture and distribute "OneDollarGlasses" on a sustainable, charitable basis that can be individually adjusted to the prescription needed. OneDollarGlasses can be locally produced in developing countries by qualified people trained by OneDollarGlasses and sold at an affordable price on the basis of a sustainable, self-financing business model with a strong impact within each community.
Here is where you can find out more about OneDollarGlasses