Shannon Optical has been providing prescription safety eyewear programs to industry workers nationwide since 1961. We maintain our own eyewear laboratory and customer service in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which gives us an advantage of greater care and quality when manufacturing your prescription safety eyewear. We inventory hundreds of frame styles and offer the latest in lens technology, including Digital Surfacing. Our customer base spans the entire United States, and we offer a wide range of products and services to meet any size business. Our Online Program Administration tool, which includes an interactive order form, enables you to have your eye protection program details readily available.
Contact us to schedule an appointment from a Shannon Optical Representative to assist you in either implementing an eyewear protection program or upgrading your existing one. We look forward to working with you!
Shannon Optical Company, Inc. was founded in 1961 by David and Pat Gallaway. During the first fifteen years of operation, Shannon Optical primarily set up and maintained eye protection programs for industries.
In 1984, the company name was changed to Shannon Safety Products (SSP) to encompass the broader range of products being sold. Still one of today's leaders, SSP added product lines that included all types of personal protective equipment (hard hats, gloves, clothing, respirators, etc.). In June of 1991, the ownership was passed from Pat and David Gallaway to their children, Greg and Janet Gallaway.
In 2008, Greg became the sole owner of the company and in 2016 the safety products division was sold. The company name was changed back to Shannon Optical and the focus of the company returned to providing prescription safety glass programs. Shannon Optical is constantly identifying opportunities for growth and searching out new markets, products and services to offer to an ever-increasing customer demand.