Larry Leight was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. With a passion for surfing and travel, he sought a trade that would allow him creativity as well as freedom. With the encouragement of a family friend who was an optometrist, Larry earned a degree as a certified optician and began his journey in the eyewear industry.
Larry gained some experience in design, sales, and marketing at high-end optical stores before venturing out on his own. He envisioned designing fashionable, desirable, quality eyewear for progressive, stylish individuals.
Larry’s designs and unique philosophy have changed the course of eyewear and influenced designers around the world. His designs have been featured on the faces of top models in several of the most recognized fashion magazines globally. He collaborated on the launch of Prada, MiuMiu, Jil Sander, Helmut Lang, and Vera Wang’s eyewear brands. He is also one of the first eyewear designers to be elected as a member of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America). His opinion and expertise in the field of eyewear design is sought after worldwide.