First and foremost, STEPPER EYEWEAR creates frames to meet individual’s fitting requirements for optimal vision correction.
STEPPER's merits have been achieved by producing outstanding frames via a close professional relationship with opticians for over fifty years. A fusion of optical expertise, materials innovation, design flair and a belief in creating better eyewear, benefits spectacle wearers across the world.
GERMAN MASTER OPTICIAN
Hans Stepper’s father opened an optical shop in Stuttgart, Germany in 1936. After working in his father’s practice as a very young man, Hans was encouraged by the German frame manufacturer Metzler to pursue his interest in frame design. Following this advice, Hans moved to Finland where he designed frames for Instrumentarium where he could develop his skills and knowledge.
During this time, it became clear to Hans maximising the fit of a frame would require a material that works with the contours of the face in a shape that remained stable.
Work began refining moulds and materials, with the first ‘SI’ frames being commercially available in 1970.
Today, STEPPER frames remain true to the commitment to providing frames that best meet the ophthalmic needs and style wants of the wearer.