Yesterday, the staff at Bethalto Family Vision Care had the pleasure of a lunch and learn about State Optical Company. This luxury brand of eyewear is the first of its kind and is not only manufactured in the United States, but right here in Illinois. The logo for State is a nod to its state of manufacture — the 21 dots in the A represent Illinois being the 21st state to join the United States of America. Bethalto Family Vision Care is one of only two locations in the St. Louis area that offers these exclusive frames which are available in optical and sunwear. More information about this high quality eyewear can be found on State’s website at

Pictured are (back row L to R) John Elsgood of Europa Eyewear, Nicolette, Scott Shapiro of State Optical Company, (front row L to R) Tammy, Jenni, Dr. Atwood, and Jennifer.