Generations of Craftsmanship

We have never considered Friedrich’s a brand or a label. Friedrich’s is a family and throughout our history since our founding in 1816 we’ve sought to do away with the distinction between patron and family friend. Our priority is to offer the highest quality glasses that reflect the individual distinctive taste and personality of our clients.

Every frame is handmade in Germany and Switzerland by our own dedicated craftworkers, enabling us to address and precisely fit each and every unique need and preference of our customers.



Whether it is a measure of the time spent together or the legacies inherited and preserved,
a family’s history defines its present.

No accessory is more important to your look than eyeglasses. For some of us eyewear is not an accessory, it’s a necessity. You are Unique, your eyewear should be as well. Friedrich’s Optik is rooted in old world German craftsmanship. Our passion has produced custom frames with unparalleled fit and comfort since 1816.

Our heritage begins with Campbell Optik, founded in Hamburg by London optician William Campbell. He was respected for his reputation for unsurpassed quality and excellence, and from the earliest days, Campbell was known to carry the most extensive and exclusive collection of eyewear, binoculars, surgical loupes and nautical equipment.

Over the years Campbell introduced many optical and retail firsts were with some of the top optical companies including Zeiss and Leica. Campbell was the first to introduced the concept of fitting tables. This dedication to customer service remains our primary focus to this day.

The Paulick family purchased the company in 1977 and they remain its stewards to the present day under the name Friedrich’s Optik at the New York City, Palm Beach and Charleston shops and Campbell in Hamburg, Berlin and Stuttgart.