Durable, Affordable and Customizable Glasses for Kids
Press plays a vital role in educating the public about the importance of taking care of our kids eyes.  MEsquad wouldn't be here today without the continued support of the media.  Although we're small, we're mighty.  We are not backed by any VC's.  But our goals are lofty - huge actually!!

We have been in the eyewear industry for over 20 years and although the landscape is changing, it's doing so at a snail's pace.   MEsquad's only mission, is to bring a beautiful, and essential product to kids and families worldwide at an affordable price. 80% of learning is done through the eyes and yet less than 50% of kids get their eyes examined annually.  Myopia is growing, exponentially in fact, and we want to make sure that our glasses remain affordable for everyone because not everyone has insurance or benefits.

MEsquad was founded by eyewear industry professional Katherine Giovannone in 2021 after years of planning. Her mission: Durable, affordable and customizable glasses for all kids. After more than two decades working in the eyewear industry, Katherine acted on her passion by designing an innovative and patented eyeglass hinge that lets kids participate in the eyewear design process without the use of any tools.

Durable:  It was very important to Katherine when she was designing the frame that it wouldn't break.  Research shows that 90% of all breaks happen right at the hinge, so that's where she started when thinking about reinventing the way glasses were designed.  With other products and creations coming in the next few years, Katherine is just getting started.

Affordable: As a daughter of immigrant parents, Katherine was reminded of the struggles growing up.  Thankfully she didn't need glasses or braces as a child or teen, but wonders now what her parents would have had to have given up for her to have glasses if she needed them.  As a mother now, she recognizes that this struggle is real for many people locally and globally with the situation worsening post-pandemic.

Customizable: Katherine patented (US and China) the hinge which requires no tools to put together the frames. This allows for kids to design their own frames.  The app on the website allows for you to design the frame and then try it on as you designed it, virtually. 

Press coverage
"Our kids inspire us with their designs, and so we let the kids be the star of the show."
Back to School Specs
Optical Prism - July 01, 2023
"You have to overcome your self-doubt and go for it. Get on the other side of fear and ask for what you want. The most significant gift my former employer ever gave to me was to steal from me. I believed in myself and my abilities so much that making my next career move was very easy. But I prepared for it financially because I can delay gratification as well."
Thriving As A Woman In a Male-Dominated Industry: Katherine Giovannone Of MEsquad Kids On The Five Things You Need To Thrive and Succeed as a Woman In a Male-Dominated Industry
Authority / Medium Magazine - April 17, 2023
""I think you need to give kids the space to create, imagine and do their thing, outside of play.""
The Mavericks
Optical Prism Magazine - March 01, 2023
"MESquad makes it easier than ever for kiddos to create the perfect pair of nearly indestructible, affordable, super stylish prescription glasses. "
weeLove: Small Glasses, Big Style
weeSpring - March 01, 2023
The Evolution of Eyewear
Peggy Smedley Show (podcast) - February 22, 2023
Irish Tech News - February 14, 2023
5 Useful Tips for Reducing Eye Strain in Children This Winter
BC Parent Magazine
Glasses for Kids and The “MEsquad” Journey
Holiday Gift Ideas
Globe and Mail
Optical Prism
Affordable Glasses Online
Yahoo News
Maple woman looks forward to growth of her children's glasses company
The Toronto Star
Chat with MEsquad Founder
Valiant CEO
Q & A with MEsquad Kids Founder
Faulhaber Communications
Autumn Edition
Calgary Child
New year, New Glasses
Mommy Connections
Holiday Gift Guide
Mommy Gearest
"We love a Canadian business that fosters creativity and encourages self-expression. These unique frames are almost indestructible, meaning they’re waterproof, playground-proof, and able to withstand just about anything. Each pair includes anti-scratch and anti-glare coating. "
9 Canadian brands we're sporting for back to school
The Daily Hive
Katherine Giovannone
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"My kids love these glasses. The quality and durability are build to withstand even the clumsiest child! The whole process from start to finish was seamless, and the price is just right. Involving the kids in the choosing of the glasses made it fun and exciting for them. It makes it special for the kids to know they designed their own glasses, (the way they want)! I would highly recommend MEsquad"
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"These are the most amazing glasses I’ve ever bought for my daughter."
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"These are amazing!!! My niece lives in her glasses. They truly do what they say. So happy to have found you"
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"These glasses are amazing. We love them and would recommend to any parent."
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"We love these. My son has had his pair for almost a year and they held up. We’ll be purchasing his second pair soon."
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"I bought these for my nephew at Christmas and we loved the durability of them. Price is right. You can’t go wrong. Job well done"
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"Incredible customer service Fantastic experience/glasses My daughter really loved picking out frames, arms and hinge colors. Makes me wish I needed glasses."
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"Such a wonderful experience, and a fantastic concept for glasses! So fun for kids to customize their glasses with so many options."
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"Best kids frames I’ve encountered since my kids started wearing glasses in 2015."
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