Choosing the right frames for your glasses can be a tricky little exercise. For starters, some frames are more suited to certain prescriptions than others. And the frame has to fit you well – particularly on the bridge of your nose and also around your ears. It has to sit at the right height and stay there, and it should be straight and level. And it should suit you – it should enhance your face shape and facial features, and the colour needs to be right too. Do you want your glasses to be bold and assertive, subtle and neutral, or somewhere in between? So, where to begin?
Some people, the lucky few, have an instinct for quickly finding the right one. But for most, choosing new glasses takes a bit of trial and error and a lot of good advice. Our dispensing opticians are not only well-versed in all there is to know about lenses – they can also advise on all aspects of frame selection, including how suited they are to your particular prescription and lens requirements. Both of our reception staff, Elewys and Ann, also have a good eye for what suits well, so relax – you are in very good hands.
We handpick the best frames from the ranges listed below (and several others) to ensure that you can make the best possible choice from the widest variety of styles available:
Gucci – This is one of the most famous brands in the world, and surely one of the most renowned in the eyewear market. Its collections offer a range of models aimed at combining style and sophisticated needs, all characterised by Gucci’s style and unmistakable iconic elements.
Hugo Boss – This is the utmost expression of elegant aesthetics and innovative design; new combinations of high-tech materials and elaborate details underline the sophisticated character of each collection.
Marc Jacobs – A refined eyewear collection, characterised by sophisticated and slightly retro shapes, and which is distinguished by its exclusive and glamorous style.
Ted Baker – Ted Baker London is renowned for its perfect mix of distinctive design, beautiful quality and unconventional creativity, all liberally spiced with Ted’s irreverent sense of humour and unswerving attention to detail. Click here for more info.
Stepper – “Comfort comes from understanding the anatomy of the face and creating a frame that works in harmony with the contours. A face is three dimensional; this is why we design and manufacture STEPPER frames in three dimensions. Anything else would be a compromise.” Hans Stepper, Managing Director, STEPPER Eyewear International Click here to see the catalogue.
Cocoa Mint – Available in a choice of stunning designs that are beautifully balanced and pure in style, Cocoa Mint cleverly bridges the gap between the young trendsetter and fashionable progressive lens wearer. Click here to see the range.
Jensen – Designer-led and instinctively modern, Jensen Eyewear has a European feel and quality which pushes men’s eyewear forward in style and fashion. Click here to see the range.
Dragon – Circa 1993, in a garage in Capo Beach, CA, founder Will Howard aimed to build a company that encompassed his passions for surfing, snowboarding, and riding dirt bikes. With his enthusiasm and knowledge of the youth lifestyle market, Dragon Eyewear was launched and later evolved into a full line of eyewear. Twenty years later Dragon is still run with the same passion as when it began.
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Basebox – A new generation in Urban fashion. Basebox sets its sights on fashion forward individuals. Retro based with bright colour running throughout. Basebox inspires with the youthful vibrant spirit of the brand. Click here to see the range.
Zips – Setting the new quality standard in budget eyewear. Designed for those who demand quality, style and value. Prices in this range start from just £79 including lenses. Click here to see the range.
We do stock other ranges too, and we update our frames on a regular basis. Don’t be shy – feel free to pop in to the practice for a browse whenever you’re passing. Somewhere here is the perfect frame for you!