Look Fabulous, See Beautifully
We believe that the best spectacle frames are made by companies who just make spectacle frames. Sounds obvious? Most ‘designer’ spectacle brands originate from popular fashion brands lending their name to a range of mass produced frames, usually made in China from cheap materials. We stock largely handmade frames made by expert manufacturers, largely in France, Italy, and the UK. The quality of these frames speak for themselves and can last a lifetime. We also have a range of beautiful frames at a lower price point, so you can afford to have a pair for every outfit!
As an independent, private practice we can order spectacle lenses from any manufacturer, as we are not tied into any one company’s products. This allows us to select the best product for you, your eyes, your lifestyle and your chosen frame. There is no compromise. We won’t bombard you with all sorts of added extra options such as anti-reflection coatings. An anti-reflection, hard coating comes as standard on all our lenses. We will recommend the best lens product for you and explain why we think you will benefit from it, and simply go from there. If you are not totally satisfied with your glasses, we will adjust them until you are. We rely hugely on referrals and word of mouth for new business, so if you aren’t happy, we aren’t happy!
An Introduction to Our Frame Brands:
Face à Face
French brand Face à Face draws it’s inspiration from modern art, architecture and contemporary design. Creations are studied as miniature architectures playing on volumes, shapes, materials and textures, breaking traditional boundaries.
Beautifully designed, each frame is handcrafted to provide exceptional quality and balance. One of our favourites!
Anne et Valentin
Dedicated to the customer’s unique personality Anne et Valentin’s original, colourful and lively styles are handcrafted mainly in France using Italian Mazuchello acetate. Their ethos seeks a deeper comprehension of who their customers are – how they move, live and think – in order to find, for each, the perfect frame.
Quintessentially French, Lafont embodies all that is stylish and fun. Handmade and beautifully designed, Lafont frames are classic and classy, yet never boring.
Known for premium quality, an inventive approach to design and innovative colour combinations, Ørgreen has always embraced the cutting edge over the safe and the cool versus the commonplace. Designed and developed in Denmark, each frame is handmade in Japan, using only the most high-end materials. Rather than build on fleeting trends, the inspiration comes from classic lines reinvented into a unique look all their own.
We are very excited to stock the fabulous range of Maui Jim polarized sunglasses! Inspired by the beauty and culture of Maui, their mission is to spread aloha through vivid color clarity and detail. For those who appreciate the sun, Maui Jim provides more vibrant colors of the world while protecting your eyes from the harsh effects of glare and harmful rays. They make your life brighter so you see the colors of your world at their best and always feel confident in your style. Maui Jim believes color and light are the key to human experience.
Kirk & Kirk
Hove-based Kirk & Kirk fashion their stunning frames in France using Italian acrylic, with sterling silver and 9 carat gold decorative animal pins made in the UK. The Vivarium collection is inspired by the Victorian obsession with science and nature, each frame named after a renowned Vistorian scientist.
The Kirk family have been innovators in optics since the 1920’s; their frames being worn by Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Julia Roberts, to name but a few…
Family owned and quintessentially English, William Morris London offers designer eyewear for every audience. Love and pride goes into every pair, creating superb original designs which continually evolve. At a slightly lower price point, one could have a pair for every outfit!
Handmade in Italy, Okki make a stunning range of luminously colourful and very fun frames! Okki is structured on the model of a creative workshop where they hybridise skills and inventiveness of an established team. The philosophy is based on the evocative power the colour, the joy of living and the diversity of the world… “We read in the faces of those who wear our glasses curiosity, spontaneity and vitality from which they were born!”