M H Optical: A Leading Independent Optical Laboratory



Established in 1940 by Morris Hirsch, MH Optical Supplies started out by selling frames and lenses from two suitcases in New York. Since then, MH has grown into a leading independent laboratory starting in the tristate area and expanding nationally with the guidance of CEO and President, Mitchel Hirsch.


1940: Morris Hirsch founded MH Optical selling frames and lenses from two suitcases in New York.

1941: Moved to Bronx, NY.

1971: Moved to Manhattan, NY.

1981: Mitchel Hirsch named president and CEO. Moved to Palisades Park, NJ.

1991: January, moved to South Hackensack, NJ. February, opened surfacing and edging lab operating Gerber SX8 and LOH generators.

1996: April, installed Carl Zeiss anti-reflective facility.

2005: Merger with Pelican Optical in Sarasota, FL.

2006: October, New Hampshire Optical of Concord, NH, and Lewiston, ME, merged with MH Optical.

2008: September, installed Satisloh free-form line at MH Optical.

2009: March, installed Gerber Coburn ALPS free-form line at New Hampshire Optical. December, installed Satisloh free-form line at Pelican Optical.

2014: Reengineered Surfacing Lab at MH. Installed 3rd Generator. Installed MEI Bispera at MH.

2015: Installed FocoVision. Installed Autoblocker.

2016: Installed MEI Racer at MH. Installed MC380 AR machine. Installed 4th Generator.

2017: Installed 2 MC380 AR machine.

2018: Installed AutoTaper Automating it with AutoBlocker.

By using state of the art surfacing equipment, advanced technology, and the expertise of top professionals, we are able to provide clients with accurate lenses in a prompt and courteous manner. We offer personalized services, ensuring that your orders are processed correctly the first time, guaranteeing you and your customer complete satisfaction.