Our stock of frames includes over a thousand different models, with a wide variation of materials, fittings and price.

Frame materials include acetate, titanium, stainless steel, proprianate, ruthenium, and various hypo-allergenic, lightweight and memory metals.

Some noses sit lower in relation to eyeline, and of course noses come in many shapes and sizes. Asymmetry can be a real problem, too, with some frames offering greater adjustability of angle or of length around the ear. We have special frames which sit inside motorcycle helmets and for those who have had cranial surgery.

One of the most common needs is to protect from wind, to stop eyes from becoming sore or watery. There is now a good selection of wrap-around models from which to choose, and these can be glazed with prescription if required.

Children’s faces differ in shape – their noses tend to have less of a bridge to support their spectacles, and their head widths can vary greatly. It is particularly important that a child with a “lazy” eye has a frame which stays well up on their eyeline, that they are not able to look over the top of their lenses. We have some lovely frames for all ages: trendy, cute and hard wearing, and they are designed to fit each year group properly. We are also pleased to keep them maintained, and hope that you return them for adjustment after the rigours of childhood or growth spurts.

Allergies are another problem area for many and there are several lightweight materials which avoid irritating sensitive skin, made of both metal and plastic. And if you are hard on your frames, memory metals such as Flexon spring back into shape after bending and have a good guarantee against breakage.

Of course appearance matters, and our helpful ladies will be on hand to guide you through the current fashions and advise you on the best look for you. These are the designer brands which we currently have in stock: