Help! I can't choose; how do I know the frames I choose will suit me?
YOU deserve and receive PERSONAL service here! We are happy to advise on styling; just email us a pic of your face & tell us what you're into. It can be a little daunting buying eyewear online for the first time, so to assist in your choice, we have a policy of Buy/Try at home and return within 14 days (labels attached & unworn) if the frames you have chosen don't suit, just send them back to us.
Please see our full Returns Policy.
How are glasses measured?
There are three measurements considered as ‘standard’ by the eyewear industry:
- The first one (52) is the lens diameter: the width of the lens in mm, measured from the bridge.
- The second one (18) is the bridge width, the gap above the nose and between the lenses
- The third one (135) is the length of the arms. There are three standard lengths: 135, 140 or 145mm.
As a guide, the width of the frames should not be wider overall than the width of your face at the temples.
TIP - measure the width of your current frame and then the lens height and width and compare both measurements with your chosen frame.
Do I need an optical prescription for reading glasses?
You don't need a prescription for reading glasses until you feel that the most powerful strengths are no longer working comfortably for you. Our ready- made reading glasses are made from high quality optical material and are available in strengths of +1.00 to +3.00 in most styles. If we don't have your reading strength in stock we can make lenses for you at a reasonable extra charge.
Can I glaze Retro Peepers frames to sunglasses or sun readers or prescription sunglasses?
Can I have my optical prescription inserted into Retro Peepers glasses?
All Retro Peepers frames can be reglazed to your own prescription, whether it is a standard lens, multi focal or bi focal, with sun lens, anti-glare, anti-scratch etc.
When choosing frames for reglazing to your prescription, choose the ‘please send me a prescription quote’ option at the point of ordering or drop us a line.
For further details, please see the ‘bespoke lenses’ dropdown on our home page.
Yes you can! Whilst only a few of our styles are available ready-made as sunglasses and sunglass readers; ALL of our frames can be glazed to sun tints at the percentage coverage you wish. Email us for a quote and more information.
Please note there is no return or exchange available on bespoke (glazed to order) frames.Does Retro Peepers have a wholesale offering?
If you are a Vintage shopfront or a cool optical outlet and would like to sell RETRO PEEPERS glasses please see our Wholesale Page or email us!