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History of CSC Group

Founded in Santa Cruz, California in 1967 by D.K. Kim, CSC Labs rates among the top 20 full-service optical labs in the country, servicing over 3,000 customers nationally and internationally.

The company originally started as a direct frames sales business and achieved great success. However, Mr Kim soon discovered an opportunity to expand the business and change directions. At the time, optical professionals had to purchase frames and lenses from different sources. CSC developed a groundbreaking way to service these professionals by offering a package that combined frames and lenses by founding an optical laboratory in addition to the frame sales business.

Today, CSC boasts a full-service, state-of-the art laboratory in the Bay Area offering a wide selection of fashion frames and stock lenses, its own high-quality frames and lenses, an in-house AR coating facility, and on-line ordering and tracking system for both stock orders and RX orders. It is also the largest producer on the West Coast of thinner polycarbonate lenses. CSC offers a diversified selection of over 250 Asian and European frames, from middle range to high fashion. In addition, CSC provides same-day in-house service and adherence to the latest anti-reflective lens coating technologies, including Crizal®, Crizal Alize®, Magnum Strada®, and Magnum®.

CSC Labs finds itself uniquely positioned to become the preferred and trusted one-stop lab for optical professionals nationwide. CSC’s customers can now provide their patients with a wide selection of high quality lenses and fashionable frames at competitive prices with fast turnaround time on their orders. Excellent products, the latest technology and superior facilities are only part of the story, however. CSC, above all else, has always placed tremendous value on customer service. CSC’s knowledgeable and friendly staff is readily available to answer questions about orders or inform customers about the latest promotions.