American Optical Company
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
Founded in 1869, American Optical started as an eyewear manufacturer. Undergoing a number of changes and expansion like purchasing the Spencer Lens Company in 1935, it then became the American Optical Scientific Instrument Division in 1945. Nowadays the factory houses Reichert Technologies, an ophthalmic instruments manufacturer. Due to the high use of asbestos in manufacturing their products and a failure to provide proper protection, if you are a former employee you might be at risk.