Shades that give sight

Shades that give sight

A socially responsible sunglasses company.

For every pair of Waveborns sold, we give away one prescription pair of glasses to a person in need or help fund a sight restoring cataract surgery through our charity partners, Unite for Sight and SEE International.

A socially responsible sunglasses company.

For every pair of Waveborns sold, we give away one prescription pair of glasses to a person in need or help fund a sight restoring cataract surgery through our charity partners, Unite for Sight and SEE International.

Giving back never looked so good.

Giving back never looked so good.

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Zuma

Zuma

This durable, sleek sport style is the ultimate pair of sunglasses for the athletic individual. With a unique and bold look, the frames will give a touch of flare to your activity. The wide lenses provide a wide field of vision and the wraparound temples give a comfortable fit that will stay put during the most vigorous of exercises.

Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year full warranty on broken, lost, or stolen glasses
  • Incredibly durable
  • Available in 5 sleek colors
  • Choose from UV, Polarized or Mirrored Lenses
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch and hard case
Miramar

Miramar

With an extra dose of personality and a sturdy design, these modern frames are quintessential for all women. The strong browline and slightly square lenses with soft soothing accents compliment any style. The Harbor shades are the perfect frames to enhance your glamorous and sexy look.

Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year full warranty on broken, lost, or stolen glasses
  • Incredibly durable
  • Available in 3 colors
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch and hard case
Butterfly

Butterfly

The simplistic and oversized style of the Butterfly frames is iconic of the 70’s. These trendy shades are perfect for any style. While flaunting your fashion-forward thinking, the simplicity of the design won’t over-power your look.

Choose from three chic colors. Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year full warranty on broken, lost, or stolen glasses
  • Incredibly durable
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch and hard case
Dockweiler

Dockweiler

The Dockweilers are Waveborn’s most comfortable sport style that combines fashion and function. With a significant curvature and wraparound temples, the Dockweilers will stay in place while running, playing, or boating. The slim fit won’t weigh you down or move around on your face. These shades are perfect for the active professional who is constantly on-the-go.

Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year full warranty on broken, lost, or stolen glasses
  • Incredibly durable
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch and hard case
Pacific

Pacific

Waveborn Pacifics are a great unisex style that are perfect for everyone. As our largest wayfarer model, the Pacifics offer more coverage with the classic, sleek frames. Adding some flare to the traditional shades, these sunglasses are perfect for any occasion.

Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year full warranty on broken, lost, or stolen glasses
  • Incredibly durable
  • Available in 4 bold colors
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch and hard case
Topanga

Topanga

The Topanga sunglasses are inspired by our favorite “girl meets world” with a little bit of attitude. These unisex frames fit firmly on male or female faces. The classic and sleek look will give every (wo)man the determination they need to take over the world. Those who choose the Topangas are fiercely independent and always takes the initiative. While you’re a real go-getter in the workplace, you’re also the life of the party wherever you go. These frames are the perfect accessory to enhance your spunky personality.

Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year full warranty on broken, lost, or stolen glasses
  • Incredibly durable
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch and hard case
Emma

Emma

The Emma frames are the perfect mix of a subtle, unique shape with a touch of retro flare. The classic shape provides the wearer a chic look and the added subtle flare gives a funky twist. The sleek design is sure to make the Emma a summer staple for the ultimate trendsetter.

Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year full warranty on broken, lost, or stolen glasses
  • Incredibly durable
  • Available in 3 sleek colors
  • Choice of UV or Polarized Lenses
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch and hard case
Pelican

Pelican

The frame shape of the Pelican will flaunt your trendy fashion-sense, while not overpowering your style. These shades’ unique shape are perfect for the chic professional. Simple, yet stylish, the Pelican frames are perfect for the woman whose work and social border lines blur.

Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year full warranty for broken, lost, or stolen glasses
  • Incredibly durable
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch and hard case
Moonlight

Moonlight

The Moonlights are a reinterpretation of a classic frame. This wayfarer style comes in 13 bold colors that are sure to fit your personality. A fashion favorite, this unisex design and styling make wayfarers an ideal choice of sunglasses for everyone. Whether you’re going to the office, heading to the beach, or just a walk in the park, the Moonlight sunglasses offer a timeless look and versatility that compliments your style no matter the occasion.

Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year full warranty on broken, lost, or stolen glasses
  • Incredibly durable
  • Choose from UV, Polarized, or UV-Mirror Lenses
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch and hard case
Beacon

Beacon

As one of Waveborn’s most popular styles, the Beacon flaunts its bold and unique shape in 13 different colors. Best for wider faces, the Beacon’s large frames are perfect for the adventurer. With rubberized nose pads, the frames are extremely comfortable and great to wear for an extended period of time. Whether you’re on a safari or catching rays at the beach, the Beacon is the perfect pair of sunglasses for the outdoorsman.

Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year limited warranty on broken, lost or stolen glasses
  • Incredibly durable
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch
Victoria

Victoria

These 1920’s P3 inspired retro shades are a fresh and modern approach on a very cool and classic style of frames. The Victoria introduces the feminine aspect of smooth, rounded curves. Theses sunglasses are the everyday rounded frame for the sophisticated woman on the run that give every girl the added flare they need. This sleek design will keep the heads turning while you get the job done.

Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year full warranty on broken, lost, or stolen glasses
  • Incredibly durable
  • Available in 3 sleek colors
  • Choice of 4 UV-Mirror Lenses
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch and hard case
Monica

Monica

The oversized frames of the Monica are reminiscent of the 1960’s eccentric styles. With a twist on the “Jackie O” sunglasses, the Monica frames revive the popular, vintage style of big and bug-eyed frames. These oversized sunglasses are a staple for the modern woman’s retro sunglasses collection. The Monicas are equipped with spring hinges to make them our most durable female frames.

Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year full warranty on broken, lost, or stolen glasses
  • Spring hinges for increased durability
  • Available in 7 bold colors
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch and hard case
Arroyo

Arroyo

Inspired by John Lennon, the sophisticated round frames of the Arroyo are the perfect mix of classic and modern. The retro inspired style is ideal for the refined individual who likes to change things up. These frames will enable you to bring a little bit of the past back to the future. The narrow width of the frame makes them perfect for kids – or adults who struggle to find fashionable sunglasses that fit smaller heads.

With five frame color options, it is easy to find the style that reflects your personality. Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year full warranty on broken, lost, or stolen glasses
  • Incredibly durable
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch and hard case
Marina

Marina

The Marina frames started it all. As the original Waveborn model, the Marina brings the classic, square frames to the market. Perfect for all face shapes, the Marina is sure to compliment any style and personality. You’ll be riding the wave in style with the Marina frames.

Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year full warranty on broken, lost, or stolen glasses
  • Incredibly durable
  • Available in 7 bold colors
  • Choose from UV or Polarized Lenses
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch and hard case
Bayside

Bayside

The bold and stylish aviators are a modern twist on the timeless and iconic models worn by the U.S. Aviators in 1937. The wide lenses provide enhanced protection while being sleek and fashionable. Endlessly modified and updated, the aviator style will never fall out of favor. Like Iceman to Maverick, “You can be my wingman anytime” in these shades.

Choose between two bold colors. Handcrafted in Milan, Italy, the state-of-the-art cellulose propionate frames create an enhanced lightweight durability and comfort. The premium shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses by Carl Zeiss give you the clearest view with the best protection and resilience.

  • 1 year full warranty on broken, lost, or stolen glasses
  • Incredibly durable
  • Shipped with custom sunglasses pouch and hard case
Got a question?

To get in touch with the Waveborn team or learn more about the company, please email sales@waveborn.com or call 443-694-1545.

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Wholesale

View our wholesale pricing here. To get in touch with a sales representative near you, email sales@waveborn.com.

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Matt "Forman" Drake
    Current position

Creative Director

    Past Experience

Prior to joining Waveborn, Forman worked at an architecture office in DC, producing and marketing concept-level building designs to clients around the world. He brings a passion for entrepreneur-based thinking that stems from his work as a freelance graphic designer.

    Why Waveborn?

Being engaged with an organically-grown company like Waveborn and watching its growth over several years has impacted the way I interact with people and look for new opportunities. I measure Waveborn’s success by the number of people we help, whether that means providing sight to people with cataracts or teaching an intern new design skills. My goal for the company is to receive 100,000 thank you tweets from satisfied customers or buyers who we have helped.

    Favorite Quote

“Be the world you want to live in.”

    Hobbies/Interest

Philosophy and Writing

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Sam O'Brien
    Current Position

Chief Financial Officer

    Past Experience

Joining from a background working for an investment bank, he’s incredibly excited to continue Waveborn’s current growth trajectory!

    Why Waveborn?

As one of Waveborn’s first outside investors, Sam’s role has expanded to CFO to support the growing needs of the Waveborn movement. Over the past 2 years since becoming involved, he has been struck by the staying power of the movement, a testament to our Sight For All tenet resonating with our customers.

    Favorite Quote

“A man who believes the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life”. What he believes Cassius Clay meant by those words were to continue pushing your own limits. Carpe diem… And bring a pair of Waveborn’s with you!

    Hobbies/Interest

As he met CEO Malloy as a freshman at Boston College playing ultimate frisbee together, he always enjoys being outside and enjoying nature.

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Kobina Arthur
    Current Position

Director of Business Development

    Past Experience

Koby joins Waveborn from the Enstitute Fellow apprenticeship program, and is a certified National Student Leader, bringing a unique knowledge base to Waveborn.

    Why Waveborn?

For Koby, Waveborn provided the opportunity to work with a team of energetic committed individuals with a passion for social change.

    Favorite Quote

He lives by the Benjamin Franklin quote, “early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.” To him, it is important that people be cognizant of the balance between personal health, work, and social life.

    Hobbies/Interest

In his spare time, he loves volunteering in classrooms, reading, and being Batman.

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Nicole Garder
    Current Position

PR & Marketing Strategist

    Past Experience

After attending Frostburg State University majoring in athletic trainer, Nicole’s social giving experience began in 2009. Getting her start in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer/apprentice to a celebrity trainer while also balancing her interest in fashion as a Nordstrom personal stylist and eventually getting into entertainment industry as a media correspondent and founder of The Womanly Curve. All of these experiences has taught her the importance of the interconnectedness that our personal interests bring and looks forward to helping Waveborn make a global impact.

    Why Waveborn?

I love the work space. It really inspires all Waveborn employees to embrace their individual talents and goals all while supporting a good cause!

    Favorite Quote

“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a different way to stand.” -Oprah Winfrey

    Hobbies/Interets

Cultural Experiences and Outdoor Adventure

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Laila Mahan
    Current Position

Creative Department Intern – Marketing

    Past Experience

Past experience includes filmmaking and production coordination. Laila also brings education in International Marketing from UPF-Barcelona.

    Why Waveborn?

Waveborn has taught me about the serious lack of the expansiveness in eye healthcare worldwide, as well as how important it really is. Further, it has made me annoyingly aware of strangers who are wearing crappy sunglasses.

    Favorite Quote

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

    Hobbies/Interest

Watching movies, making movies, binge reading, hiking, making a house of cards while watching House of Cards.

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Cooper Joy
    Current Position

HR &Communications Specialist

    Past Experience

Past experiences include being a Psychology Major, and a member of the Georgetown University Class of 2015 where he serves as a New Student Orientation Advisor.

    Why Waveborn?

Waveborn has made me realize that having professional goals and wanting to change the world are not mutually exclusive objectives. In my own growth and sight for Waveborn, I would like to help create a team of knowledgeable and skilled salespeople to continue spreading the Waveborn movement to all areas of the country.

    Favorite Quote

“Do your thing, do it well”  - Lorde

    Hobbies/Interest

Ultimate frisbee, music, soccer, and working with kids

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Dustin Becker

Current Position

West Coast Operations / Regional Sales San Diego, CA

Past Experience

Bringing over 12 years of sales experience and the developed gift to gab with ANYONE. Truly enjoying every chance given to build relationships with clients.

Why Waveborn?

Waveborn has given me the opportunity to expand my relations in the optical field and I plan on having at least 25 retail locations in each state bordering the Pacific Coast, and yes, that includes Hawaii and Alaska.
Favorite Quote

“Closed mouths don’t get fed!”

Hobbies/Interest

I love music. I don’t personally play anything in particular, but I love percussion. I have been in Event/Artist Management for many years and always loved how everything comes together for a perfect event. At the end of the day when everyone is smiling and having a good time, I know I correctly did what I love to do.

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Sarah Bass
    Current Position

Southeast Operations and Sales

    Past Experience

She has a degree in Business Management and Leadership from UNC-Wilmington along with extensive experience in business operations with a focus on customer service, graphic design and office operations.

    Why Waveborn?

While taking an online MIS class, she created a website analysis for waveborn.com and came to admire the company and its goals. Shortly thereafter, she was honored to receive an offer to join the Waveborn team. Sarah looks forward to spreading the Waveborn movement to coastal North Carolina over the summer. She keeps her camera close by to sneak in some cool pictures along the way.

    Favorite Quote

Frank Lloyd Wright:
“Love is the virtue of the Heart,
Sincerity is the virtue of the Mind,
Decision is the virtue of the Will,
Courage is the virtue of the Spirit.”

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Catherine Scholl
    Current Position

Digital Media Intern

    Past Experience

I have worked for sports information at Juniata College where I created media guides and was a sports photographer.

    Why Waveborn?
      Waveborn has taught me to never underestimate the impact you can have on others, a seemingly small good deed can go a long way. Personally, I would like to see Waveborn expand into the southern states and hope to spread the movement throughout the summer.

        Favorite Quote

      “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

        Hobbies/Interets

      Volleyball, photography, film, and horseback riding.

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Mike Malloy
    Current Position

Waveborn CEO

    Past Experience

Prior to working for Waveborn full-time, Mike spent four years working at Deloitte Consulting and earning a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Georgetown University. Mike brings in experience from the Georgetown Angels and Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance, both of which have connected him with mentors that helped guide his entrepreneurial journey.

    Why Waveborn?

I have put my life into Waveborn because every moment I spend working brings me fulfillment.Everything we do makes an impact, and we can see that impact. Being a part of something this powerful motivates you to always keep going and always try harder and never let anything go to waste.

    Favorite Quote

“With hard work and dedication, anything is possible.”

    Hobbies/Interest

Playing Ultimate Frisbee, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band, and Traveling

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Jonique Lyles
    Current Position

IT Intern

    Past Experience

A current student of North Carolina State University majoring in Textile Technology- Supply Chain Operations, Jonique brings in computing, graphic design, and communication skills.

    Why Waveborn?

Ever since the end of my freshmen year, my drive, passion, and involvement has been revolved around community service. With this in mind Waveborn is the perfect place for me. It not only fulfills my carrer aspirations in Information Technology, but also serves an amazing cause, to help others and give the gift of sight!

    Favorite Quote

“Live together, and have need the one of the other.”
Proverbs 22:2 Parallel Commentaries

    Hobbies/Interest

Dancing, Drawing, 3D Graphics, & learning to walk with Him!

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