HOW IT STARTED
Founded in St. Louis in 1879 by our ancestors, our family has been dedicated to the craft of beautiful eyewear for over 143 years. From photographing the St. Louis World's Fair to designing the famous goggles worn by Charles Lindbergh during his flight over the Atlantic, our family made their mark in the optical industry early on. Prior to narrowing focus on eyeglasses, our family sold anything with a lens. As the 5th-generation of Erkers, we now strive to uphold our family's legacy through handcrafted eyewear capable of lasting a lifetime.