Pioneer Optical 04
“Children of California:” In celebration of our home state of California, and our optimism for the future, Pioneer Optical 04 features beautiful California redwood side inlays, sustainably sourced only from reclaimed timber and offers a larger eye size for wider face shapes.
Frame Color: Polished Black Acetate
Signature Side Inlay: Reclaimed Redwood
It all started here, but bigger: The classic Westward Leaning sunglass, Pioneer 01 was our debut style and now it is available with a bigger eye size. We set out to create the perfect wayfarer using only the finest materials and best craftsmanship where each frame is meticulously handmade in Japan. The Pioneer shape was designed to be comfortable and flattering on all face shapes. Its super-durable construction and smooth, high-quality hinges ensure these will be your favorite glasses for years to come.
15% of net proceeds from the sales of our Optical collection will go to support the Northern California Chapter of Vision to Learn. Vision to Learn provides free eye exams and glasses to children in low income areas. Learn more about Vision to Learn here.
Check out our social mission and charitable commitment here.
White Glove Rx Service: If ordering with prescription lenses, a member of our specially trained optical team will email once your order is received to obtain your prescription and will be on hand throughout the whole prescription process. Once your prescription is received, the order should ship within 10-14 business days.
All prescription lenses are made with high-quality and impact resistant polycarbonate material that blocks 100% of UV rays and includes an Anti-Reflective coating.
Pioneer, our first design launched in 2012, is an original take on the wayfarer shape which pays tribute to California's pioneering heritage. It represents our hope, determination, and goodwill for California's future and is the gold standard of our collection.
All Westward Leaning sunglasses are designed to be flattering and comfortable on every face. Our handmade acetate frames are highly adjustable for the perfect fit, from very loose to very tight. Learn more about how to adjust the fit of your glasses here.
Curious about relative sizing? Compare our frames here.
Still not convinced? Rest assured, shipping and returns are always fast, free, and super easy.