The Bollé story started in the small town of Oyonnax, France in '88 where Seraphim Bollé started his company. After world war II, Bollé led the way in molding nylon to the highest standards in the world. Safety glasses and goggles were added to the Bollé line in 1950, and in 1956 Georges Bollé created the famous nylon "cat-eye" sunglasses. In 1960, ski goggles were first marketed by Bollé and from there they led the industry in product innovations as the Bollé family raised the business from a small cottage industry to one of the world's most prominent manufacturers of protective eye-wear. Bollé sunglasses have long been known for their lightweight, shatterproof lenses, virtually indestructible Hydralon frames, and sport-specific technologies.
Now almost a 100 years later, Bollé products are worn all over the world. Bollé has developed particular strength in the sports specialty markets of snow sports, golf, tennis and marine, as well as eye-wear that meets everyday needs. But while since 1888 this precision eyewear company had been crafting sunglasses, ski goggles, and safety glasses of the finest materials available, the company is now owned by the Bushnell Corporation which has changed hands a number of times subsequently. Most everyone in the sunglasses world would agree there is no substitute for Bolle sunglasses production during the golden years of the 70's through the 90's, the golden era and our only focus here at Genuine Vintage Sunglasses.