“We are what we do repeatedly. Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit.”
1955 Born In Brooklyn
In a small garage in Brooklyn, NY a big idea was born – a sunglasses company that sees things differently. Zolkind & Sons created sunglasses for powerful brands like Jordache and Jaguar. This pioneering business quickly became well-known throughout the industry and became the foundation for Eyeking today.
1960 Palm Beach Sunglasses Formed
1969 Summer of Lovin’ Sunglasses.
Woodstock. We were there! Round, Square, Tinted. Hippy. And we’re still rockin’ now.
1970’s Jaguar Sunglasses Formed
Lee Goldman helped build partnership to form the ORIGINAL sunglass chain – Intrigue, which would later become Sunglass Hut.
1985 New Wave
Following Dad’s Footprints – Current President Shelly Goldman joins the family business and provides the vison and direction to take the company to the next level.
1986 Hello Suburbs
The business moves to Long Island, changes name to Sungold Enterprise and begins their Private Label business. Current brands included: Stussy, Palm Beach, Anarchy and Angel Eyewear.Eyeking is created as the premium distribution arm of Sungold.
2003 All Hail Eyeking
A major year for the company saw the official formation of Eyeking LLC. Immediate successes included the signing of the Hobie Polarized license, as well as, the launch of Arsenal Optix.
2005 Performing for Under Armour
As entrepreneur Kevin Plank’s Under Armour brand exploded in the scene with it’s rally cry to athletes – “Protect This House”, Eyeking is awarded the Under Armour Eyewear contract.
2006 Going Global
Eyeking expands global distribution from Europe to the far East, and many places in between.
2008 We are Family!
4th Generation of Eye King Family Joins the team.
Protecting the eyes of U.S. lifeguards everywhere, Hobie Polarized begins its partnership with the United States Lifesaving Association.
2010 Breakfast and Eyewear of Champions
Eyeking professional triathlete and two-time Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack (Macca) is the first non-American athlete featured on Wheaties box wearing Under Armour Eyewear.
2015 Moving On Up
Eyeking moves its global headquarters to a 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Melville, NY.
2016 A Very Super, Super Bowl
NFL Panthers’ Cam Newton wears Under Armour Visor and patented Under Armour Visor Clips in Super Bowl 50. (He does not blame his vision for the loss.)