Our
Story

Van Staveren Eyewear was established in 2002 by brothers Mark and John Van Staveren. As second generation eyewear professionals, eyewear is in their blood. They are passionate about creating honest and lasting relationships with independent Australian Optometrists.

From humble beginnings, starting in a 3m x 3m space in the rear of a shop in Hastings, and then moving to a double shop around the corner. The company is now located in our new 300 m² factory in Carrum Downs.

With over 70 years of experience between them, their passion for the industry and strong relationships with international suppliers, Mark and John have built Van Staveren Eyewear into a successful company that employs a dedicated team and carries 4 eyewear brands. To view the full range in our brands, please visit our ‘Collections’ page.

The
Brand

Mark and John created the Van Staveren range in 2002. It started as a classic ladies and gents metal range to support the needs of optical stores requiring reasonable-quality frames at an affordable cost.

Since then the collection has grown and we have improved the quality of all componentry, as well as added flare and depth to the range. We now cater for all categories and are recognised as a trusted optical brand in many independent Australian optical stores. The range is designed to meet everyone’s needs: with a mix of classic, heavy duty, fun and retro styles to accommodate men, women and youth of all ages. Materials include acetate, monel, stainless steel, memory metal, titanium and combinations.

Mark and John commissioned local artist (and niece) Sharon Wedel to create three unique pastel drawings for the Van Staveren range. Inspired by our best-selling Van Staveren models, the artwork shows Sharon’s sensual and cheeky style with a splash of Van Staveren colour. This artwork is now featured in optometrist’s windows across Australia and available in full P.O.P and digital imagery.

What sets
us aside?

01Our team has a combined 70 years of experience in the optical industry.

02You deal directly with the owners.

03We only sell to independent Optometrists.

04Our ranges can only be purchased through optical stores.

05Our frames cannot be purchased online.

Our
Mission

Through hard work and determination we will provide high-quality service and eyewear to suit the budgets and needs of the independent Australian optical industry and subsequently, deliver a product to meet the consumer’s needs.

Our
Vision

To see our products in every independent Australian optical store and to see more and more of the public wearing our glasses.