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The Piston is a bold and beautiful look. Great for someone looking for a bold frame, with an elevated look and feel.

The Piston style is a direct reflection of our design philosophy - modern, clean lines combined with a timeless heritage shape.

It's perfect for working under the hood or walking down Bleeker Street.

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Worried about the fit? Don’t. Our frame fit guarantee ensures you will be 100% satisfied with your frame fit - or your money back.

We offer worldwide shipping and free returns for any U.S. orders.

All products can be returned with our 60-day hassle-free - no questions asked return policy for all U.S. orders.

Our frames are guaranteed against fault in manufacturing materials and workmanship. If your frames are damaged due to manufacturing defects, we will gladly replace them at no extra charge.

Q: Do you offer a prescription service?
Yes, we do.
1. Select Lenses (Prescription Lenses or Reader Lenses).
2. Select the type of Prescription Lenses (Single Vision or Progressive).
3. Select the lens material (Polycarbonate or High Index).
4. Select the best way to give us a copy of your prescription (Upload a copy or send it to us later). 

Q: Do you offer “light-responsive” lenses like “Transitions®”?
Yes, we offer light-responsive lenses. These lenses will go from clear indoors to grey in the outdoors by responding to UV rays. Click on Eyeglasses from the menu above and select a frame with clear lenses. 

Q: Do you offer “Progressive” lenses?
Yes, we do offer progressive lenses. These lenses are for reading and long-distance vision and everything in between. If your prescription has a value in the “Add” column then you have the option to get progressive lenses. 

Q: Do you offer bifocals?
We currently don’t offer this as an option directly from the website but email us at Support@MadsonOfAmerica.com and we will do our best to help you. 

Q: Do you make readers? 
Yes, select “Reader Lenses”, then select Add to Cart.
Then select your magnification (example +1.5). 

Q: Can I get just the frames with clear non-prescription lenses?
Yes! Email us at Support@MadsonOfAmerica.com or call us at 1-888-273-1664 and we will be able to put together a custom order for you.

Q: Can I just buy the frames and have my own Eye Doctor put in prescription lenses?
Yes! You may want to check with your Eye Doctor first, but then you can email us at Support@MadsonOfAmerica.com or call us at 1-888-273-1664 and we will be able to put together a custom order for you. 

Q: What type of material do you use for prescription lenses?
For all clear prescription lenses we with use polycarbonate or CR39 material based on the frame material.

For all sunglass prescription lenses, we use polycarbonate material which is the most lightweight and impact-resistant lenses available in the market.


Our eyewear is made with the same top-quality materials as the other premium brands. But we keep it simple and avoid the inflated mark-ups. Madson is built on the tried and true promise of delivering premium quality at an affordable price.

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Michael O.
United States United States

Cool and comfortable

Great customer service… I lost my pair of Piston readers on a trip recently. So I called Madson because I couldn’t remember the name of the pair I had. They pulled up my email and the records and a few days later I had a new pair . Love them

Mike B.
United States United States

Always good

This my 4th pair of glasses and love the quality and how light the pistons are. Fit my face great and style looks good. I picked these because they are similar dimensions to the other pairs I have. These are my favs so far. I tend to lose my glasses before they break or the lenses become too scratched so price point is excellent.

Pat M.
United States United States

Great fit

Awesome across the board!

Ryan G.
United States United States

Piston for the Win

This is my second pair of Pistons. I have had my first pair for a few years now and you cannot go wrong. I bought this second pair so that I would have a back up just in case. I love the fit, style and the price point is firing on all cylinders. Madson for life!

Matthew H.
United States United States

Happy Customer

Experience was great. Super easy to work with website. Glasses are very durable and comfortable. I love the style. I am on my 5th pair I think. Keep losing them. Packaging looks great. Very happy. Thanks, Matt

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