About Us

Aura Visual Concepts, Inc. is first and foremost a manufacturer of eye protection products. Our company started in the basement of Bob Aurelius' house back in the summer of 1975, with a shop-built lens grinder, polisher, and curve generator. Over the years, we've expanded, contracted, expanded, contracted, and changed focus numerable times as the ophthalmic industry changed.

These days, we one of the few glass-only optical laboratories left in the United States. We specialize in filter eyewear for a variety of purposes, mostly craft/industrial/scientific glassworking.

All of our eyewear meets the applicable ANSI standards, Z80 for "street wear" eyewear or Z87 for safety eyewear.

Our lenses meet or exceed the standards for optical clarity, visible light transmission, and power and prism correction.