About Us

We Are Your Teamof Optical Experts

Eye-Kraft is an independent, full-service optical lab in St. Cloud Minnesota. We’re 70+ employees strong and growing in a local, woman owned business and we’ve been serving optical professionals for over 65 years.

Fairness, honesty, and generosity are our core principles, and to support these principles everything we do focuses on our Integrity, Service, Quality and Value. Our mission is to support independent Eye Care Providers with high quality service and products and we do that with one location, on-site customer service, and production that stays on-shore.

“Treat the people fairly, honestly and generously, and their response will be fair, honest and generous.”

– Jim Negaard, Eye-Kraft Founder

Your Optical Partner

At Eye-Kraft, our goal is to provide outstanding wholesale services to eye care professionals to help sustain and grow their businesses. Your patients are our first priority in everything we do, and we measure our success by yours.

Locally owned and managed, our headquarters is right here in the lab, making doing business with Eye-Kraft simple and efficient. Our highly skilled team committed to partnering with our customers to provide excellent customer service, outstanding quality, and amazing turn times.

Lab Leadership

Jason Sharpe


Jason started his optical career with Essilor Laboratories in 2007. After learning the optical business and running labs for Essilor for a few years, he moved to Eye-Kraft in 2013. Jason is a 2000 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy where he received a B.S. degree in general engineering and humanities with a Spanish foreign language minor. He was also commissioned as an active duty Air Force Communications officer and served for 7 years before honorably separating and beginning his optical journey.