Inside the Frame


20/20 Magazine gets an exclusive take from Garrett Leight, California Optical's founder, on his brand and experience in the industry. Here’s an excerpt from their conversation. Leight said, “Eyewear has always been a big part of my life. Watching my father build his company inspired me on so many levels—from basic entrepreneurship to eyewear history and expertise. Obviously the world and the eyewear industry specifically, has changed so much since the late ’80s when he was starting Oliver Peoples, but in a weird way I feel like we have a similar story. I started out with the goal of creating eyewear that appealed to the people in my hometown of Venice, Calif. And my Dad was impressing the VIPs and celebrities who shopped in Sunset Plaza.” Read More.