Bold, stylish, handcrafted eyewear dedicated to giving back and saving sight.
About DIFF Eyewear
DIFF Eyewear’s quality and give back programs make it different than other eyewear brands. WIth unique styles for various face shapes, you can find the pair (or two) that works best for you. Plus, for every frame sold, DIFF delivers the gift of sight to someone in need.
Why We Love Them
- Bold, fashionable, affordable glasses of every variety
- Every pair of DIFFs sold helps provide the gift of sight to someone in need through eye exams, surgeries, glasses, medicine, and more
- Each and every frame is hand-cut acetate, making them flexible and resilient
- Donated over 1.6 million pairs of reading glasses to those in need. Worldwide program to empower female artisans and support developing countries.
The Science & The Soul
After the initial design phase in Southern California, DIFF frames are hand-cut from a single piece of acetate. This allows for significantly more flexibility, resilience, and comfort than other frames, commonly made using an injection mold.
After the frame comes the lens itself- polarized sunglasses for those outdoors, blue light protection for those who work at a screen. For prescription glasses, they only require a simple prescription from an optometrist, and their lab produces the perfect pair.
Every aspect of DIFF’s eyewear is well-considered and thoughtfully-designed, but it’s their charity work and commitment to social responsibility that truly sets the brand apart. As mentioned, through a partnership with Sightsavers, for every purchase, DIFF donates a portion of profits to provide vision health services and eyewear to people in need. So far, DIFF has delivered glasses to 1.6 million people around the world, while helping many more repair and save their eyesight.
But DIFF doesn’t stop there. Project DIFF helps fund empowerment and education through international partnerships in Uganda and Honduras. The brand’s Pouch Program ethically sources and designs colorful, stylish sunglass cases, the proceeds from which help support the development of The Little Angels School in Uganda. In Honduras, DIFF’s Tribe Alive partnership ethically sources handcrafted sunglass chains while providing empowerment, support, and a dependable, living wage to female artisans and their families.