Founder of Europa International, Cynthia and her late husband, Alvin, started in the eye wear business in 1977. Their philosophy was to give their customers unbeatable service and quality products and to this day, has remained just that.
Cynthia Shapiro, fashionista, business woman, and designer. After seeing her friends having to settle for a limited selection of lifeless readers Cynthia decided to take the eye glass world by storm. With no previous design background, Cynthia began to create her own line of bold, sophisticated readers. The ideas kept flowing and Cynthia began designing other fashion accessories like chains, bracelets, earrings and hand bags and her now, popular ophthalmic line of eye wear.
Her ophthalmic line has been described as "sophisticated," "edgy," and "unique."
"I love clean, straight shapes and my designs are somewhat minimal, often inspired by architecture. I look for quality. I want things that last a long time, and I look for basic colors that go with everything - gray, black, beige and khaki- maybe with a pop of color." - Cynthia Shapiro
Keeping the focus on quality and excellent customer service, you will never find Europa International products in chain store, they work strictly with independents and can be found at both Eye Columbus locations!