ICU Eyewear, founded by Patricia Kesten in 1997, has become a globally recognized leader in reading eyewear and sunglasses. ICU Eyewear designs have revolutionized the reading glass industry with fun styles, bright colors and unique patterns at affordable prices for the everyday customer.
A pioneer in the eyewear industry, ICU Eyewear was the first to develop and implement a manufacturing process for eco-friendly reading glasses made from reclaimed plastic, recycled metal and sustainable bamboo.
ICU Eyewear is committed to giving back. Every year, ICU Eyewear donates thousands of reading glasses to those in need, all over the world. Additionally, in response to a heartfelt request from a special customer, Patricia Kesten developed the “Pink Ribbon Reader”, a chic black reading glass adorned with a pink rhinestone ribbon.
A portion of all proceeds from the sale of this style, launched in 2007, is donated to organizations that support breast cancer research and awareness.
In the U.S. and abroad, numerous print and broadcast media have recognized ICU Eyewear as a true fashion innovator. ICU Eyewear has received editorial accolades in Vogue Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Today Show, Women’s Wear Daily, Better Homes & Gardens, Body & Soul Magazine, Elite Weddings, “The Green Guide” by National Geographic, San Francisco Chronicle, Giftware News, Gifts & Decorative Accessories and myriad consumer and industry online media outlets, blogs and print publications.