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Made in England since 1946

WALTER & HERBERT - Designed With Love


Zeiss Opticians welcome the arrival of Walter Herbert, quintessentially English with traditional values still today.

It all started in September 1946, two young entrepreneurs partnered to create Optoplast Manufacturing Company Limited. In the 40 years that followed, Walter Conway and Herbert Thorn enjoyed great success as they developed technology such as the PIMO machine, an innovation that would shape the way spectacles were manufactured worldwide.

Today, James Conway and Daniel Thorn are continuing this legacy. Using seven decades of industry experience, they have created their own collection of frames using materials and techniques that would make Walter and Herbert proud.

in 2015, Walter & Herbert Made in England eyewear was launched signifying a new era for the company. Deeply ingrained in heritage, the brand benefits from three generations of industry experience and expertise. Paying homage to Walter Conway and Herbert Thorn, Walter & Herbert frames deliver a versatile and original range of styles that are beautifully designed and crafted in England.