about us

About Us

A History of Quality

Nakanishi Vision Corporation, Fukui, Japan is an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of eyeglass frames and lenses, representing many of the world’s top brands. The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nakanishi Optical, a privately held company started by Eiichi Nakanishi in 1966, Osaka, Japan. In the beginning, Nakanishi Optical quickly established itself as a global eyewear company, providing design, engineering and manufacturing services through a network of suppliers in the Fukui prefecture. Fukui has long been recognized in Japan and around the world as a manufacturing center for high quality eyeglass frames and lenses. The label ‘Made in Japan’ is associated with high quality, this was especially important for the many luxury brands that quickly came to rely on Nakanishi Optical.

Nakanishi Vision

Recognizing the need to have better control over the entire process, from beginning to end, Nakanishi Optical created Nakanishi Vision in 1977, locating the Company in the competency center for eyeglass manufacturing in Japan, Fukui. The goal from the beginning was to create an environment that attracted the very best individuals in their field – designers, engineers, craftsmen, and technicians, all sharing a passion for creating beautiful, high-quality eyewear. Additional Nakanishi Optical subsidiaries created to support specialized materials and processes include NiTec Eyewear (Dalian), China.

Nakanishi Vision Now

Many of Nakanishi Vision’s customers are top brands that represent the world. We are entrusted with the development and production of their important collections. Our firm trust and achievements are our greatest pride. Technological evolution is essential to eyewear manufacturing in response to the ever-changing needs of the times. We take pride in our ability to provide high-quality “Made in Japan” eyeglasses that combine comfort, functionality, and beauty.

Corporate Profile

Company Name
Nakanishi Vision Corporation
54-2-27 Shimoemori cho, Fukui-shi, Fukui 918-8037
Business Activities
Design, engineer and manufacture a diverse array of products and services allied to the eyewear industry
Number of employees
Affiliated companies
Nakanishi Optical Co., Ltd. Osaka, Japan NiTec Eyewear (Dalian), China.

History of Nakanishi Vision

•Eiichi Nakanishi founded Nakanishi Optical Co., Ltd. in Osaka, japan
•Established Nakanishi Vision Co., Ltd. in Fukui, Japan
•Industry’s first use of nickel-titanium alloy, super-elastic frame (NiTi)
•Established Nakanishi Optical (Dalian, China), China
•Started manufacturing titanium frames in Japan
•Introduced plastic and metal co-injection frames
•Started Acetate/Metal combination frame
•Established NiTec Eyewear (Dalian) in China
•Expansion of design and development capabilities at Nakanishi Vision
•Keiichi Nakanishi becomes president of Nakanishi Optical Co., Ltd. and Nakanishi Vision Co., Ltd.
•Investment in CNC machinery and test-lab equipment at Nakanishi Vision, Fukui
•Investment 3D printer
•Established a Design office in Osaka, Japan
•Introduced the Industry’s first injected molded magnesium frames
•Investment in R&D for new materials and technology
•Investment in a 5-axis CNC machine for tool making
•Investment in acetate processing machines
•Consolidation of two Chinese factories into one location
•Expansion of CNC machining center
•Expansion of acetate production line


Collaborative, purpose-based design helps to create original, functional works of art


Innovation, technology, materials and processes push the limits of what is possible


The most advanced manufacturing technology is used to create every collection


Quality is about pride of workmanship; every product reflects a commitment to producing the very best

People First

A strong sense of team and purpose drives a culture of innovation, quality and accountability