Frames & Lenses

Usually the afterthought, we like introduce the different type of lenses you can get before choosing frames.

So what can you get?

Let’s get the first thing out of the way, you can choose single vision lenses, bifocals or varifocals. We’ve been known to recommend trifocals too!

Next, you can choose what to have included on the lens. Options include:

  • Photochromic lenses (those lenses that go darker in the sun and clear indoors).
  • Scratch Resistant coating- reduces the scratches lenses endure through everyday wear.
  • Anti-glare coating- Reduces glare effects from oncoming car lights as well as that glare that tires you out from computer screens.
  • Tints- This makes glasses effectively like sunglasses you can see through includes 6 different colours of 4 different shades as well as gradient tints (darker tint at top, lighter at the bottom).
  • UV protection- We include this as part of tinted and all lenses that go dark.
  • Polarised lenses- Looks like tinted lenses, these sister lenses are really good for cutting glare, no fisherman leaves home without this!
  • Digital lenses- Especially useful if you have a high prescription, it helps to reduce the peripheral blur that standard lenses sometimes give.
  • Thin and ultra thin lenses- If you feel you have a strong prescription and want to feel more comfortable with the appearance of your lenses, ask about this option.
  • Anti Fatigue lenses- If you are under 40 and feel reading for a prolonged period tires your eyes more than you like, ask about our anti fatigue lenses.
  • Reglaze- If you like your current frames and don’t want to part with them just yet, we can put new lenses into it. It’s at your own risk and sometimes you might need to be without them for a few days if they have to go to our laboratory.

Frames

So you’ve chosen your lenses, next you need the frame you want those lenses to go into. We display over 500 frames with hundreds more we would love to show you ranging from basic will do the job types to the latest fashion must haves. We want to shine a light on some of these designers to offer you a flavour of what we have:

Ted Bakerted baker frame

Having launched as a shirt specialist of some repute in Glasgow Ted Baker quickly became the place to buy some of the very best contemporary men’s shirting around.

From the beginning Ted has had a very clear, unswerving, focus on quality, attention to detail and a quirky sense of humour, so much so in fact that the first stores used to provide a laundry service for every shirt purchased- something that gained the quickly growing brand the title of ‘No Ordinary Designer Label’. Everything produced under the Ted Baker name has his personality woven into its very heart.

Policepolice frame

Police is an Italian manufacturer of fashion accessories. Launched in 1983, the company was initially specializing in designing sunglasses.

2013 marked the 30th anniversary of police. Police stood out immediately as a brand with distinctive autonomous qualities; it was soon loved and appreciated worldwide for its decisively underground feel. It stood out with its street style and amazed the general public with its iconic blue sunglasses lenses that appealed to everyone; this is where the long and extraordinary history of Police began, a brand that has been superbly represented over the years by icons of the showbiz, fashion and sports world.

The brand’s style is aggressive, with an urban, metropolitan vocation. Police design for an adventurous, independent and rebellious target.

In 1997 Police launched its first perfume range and in 2003 its first watch collection. The company launched its first apparel collection in 2008.

Over the course of its history, the Police brand has been supported by numerous celebrities, including Paolo Maldini, Bruce Willis, George Clooney, James O’Sullivan, David Beckham, Neymar and Antonio Banderas.

Guessguess frames

Guess was established in 1981 by the Marciano brothers, who left the South of France in pursuit of the American dream. Inspired by a European influence, the Marciano’s put their innovative touch on the apparel industry, redefining denim.

The contemporary Guess eyewear collection includes prescription glasses and sunglasses for girls and for women and men that caters to the youthful, glamorous, sexy customer. The innovatively designed collection is highly sought after by fashion forward men and women around the world.

Children and Teenagerschildren frame

Not to be left out, gone are the days where your option was what colour of Harry Potter style glasses you liked, we stock over 100 different frame styles to suit every age and style demands. We currently stock Frozen, Star Wars, Disney Princess, Ben 10 and many others. Pop in to see the full range.