Heralded by our “Fashion With A Cause” rallying cry, Sama Eyewear’s mission is to help style and hope triumph over blandness and despair. Our corporate philosophy is rooted in a belief in the cyclical nature of life (“Sama” is an ancient term meaning “…there is no beginning, no end…”) and the importance of giving back to the community.

Sama Eyewear was founded by designer Sheila Vance to introduce the world to luxury fashion eyewear and as a means for funding the Sam Vance Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in her son’s memory and whose mission is to prevent drug use amongst teens and young adults, and to help young addicts get on the road to recovery.

Sama Eyewear donates a portion of its annual net profits to the Sam Vance Foundation.