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Polaroid Eyewear Limited

Polaroid Eyewear is a world leader in optics and lens technology, manufacturing high quality polarizing lenses and distributing fashionable polarized sunglasses, optical frames, reading glasses, clip-ons, sun covers and licensed sunglass brands around the world. Demand for polarizing eyewear is rising steadily as more and more consumers come to realize the benefits of glare-free vision. Polaroid Eyewear has offices in the US, UK, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Russia, China and the Netherlands, as well as a comprehensive network of distribution partners around the globe.

Polaroid Eyewear Ltd is located in a 200,000 sq. ft. lens manufacturing facility in Dumbarton, Scotland where polarizing sunglass are manufactured. It is also where Polaroid Eyewear R&D, IT, Finance, Logistic, Front Office and Back Office centres are based.

Safilo SpA (SFL.MI), the parent company of Polaroid Eyewear, is based in Padua, Italy and is the second-largest manufacturer of eyewear products worldwide in terms of turnover and the world leader in the premium eyewear segment. It is also one of the top three sports eyewear manufacturers and distributors.


The Ultrasight™ plano sunglass lens is one of the best performing polarizing lenses on the market today. The very latest laminated materials for sun and 3D applications are being formed using Polaroid's unique Thermofusion™ technology located at its ISO 9001/140001 accredited facility.


Polaroid Eyewear undertakes the research, design, development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of organic plano sunglass lenses, sunglasses and associated eyewear products as well as 3D eyewear.

Contact Details

Paul Sheerin
Managing Director
+44 (0)1389 714491
+44 (0)1389 714085
E-mail Address

Polaroid Eyewear Limited
Stylemark UK Limited
Vale of Leven Industrial Estate
Dumbarton G82 3PW

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  • Processes Moulding, Extrusion, Thermoforming, Ancillaries.
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