The Carrera brand was founded in 1956 in Austria, but its name originates from the Carrera Panamericana car racing held in Mexico. The brand was initially focused on the production of glasses for athletes, especially for winter and motorsports. Everything changed in the 90s when the company was taken over by the Safilo fashion house. With this reorganization, it began to produce two lines of glasses – one for sports, and the other – in accordance with fashion trends, but still inspired by the active lifestyle of modern customers, who value comfort, interesting shapes, and good quality. These glasses owe their quality and durability to optyl – a type of plastic, patented by Carrera in the 1960s.