A refined range of women’s glasses consisting of frames from both our Core collection and seasonal Elements collection.
Proudly handmade in our Glasgow workshop, each frame front is precision machined from premium-grade cellulose acetate undergoing 8 stages of increasingly fine tumble and hand polishing. Via tradition pin-riveting, the 5-tenon hinges are permanently fastened through the 8mm thick acetate.
Bespoke to Banton Frameworks, we’ve fitted each frame with our signature uni-piece temple. A comfortable piece of tapering steel which has been durably finished in a hypoallergenic PVD coating.
Congruous to the quality of our glasses, your prescription lenses will come with anti-scratch and anti-glare coatings at no extra cost.
HOW DO I USE THE VIRTUAL MIRROR?
Click “Try on” beside any of our bifocal glasses frames.
A window will appear where you’ll see a ‘LIVE’ option. Click LIVE and adjust your head to fit within the orange head-template. The glasses should appear on your face, just like magic.
For more detailed instructions, click here.
WHY SHOULD I BUY THESE GLASSES?
Some love them, others hate them.
Heck, we’ve even been told they’re “all the same shape.” So yea, our frames aren’t for everyone.
But if you’re looking for timeless glasses, in classic colourways, you're in the right place. Frames that’ve been designed well, made well in the UK. It's what we do here.
Sure, they’re thick, robust and even slightly heavy. But that’s everything we intended when we began making glasses.
The way they should be.
WHAT GLASSES SUIT ME?
Finding glasses to suit your face shape can be a little daunting right?
To make things easier, we’ve made you a helpful face shape guide. It’s free, downloadable and should help you find your perfect pair of bifocal glasses.
You can thank us later.
WHICH GLASSES FRAME SHOULD I TRY?
By your next eye test, you’ll still want your glasses to look good, right?
That’s about 2 years from now. So your best bet is to choose a frame that’ll suit your face shape, because let’s face it, it’s not changing anytime soon.
For some friendly advice, check out this handy guide about choosing glasses for your face shape.
WHAT GLASSES ARE IN STYLE?
Quit chasing trends, it’s a fool’s game.
Sure, fashion changes, but our women’s glasses? They’re inspired by the most timeless eyewear era; the mid-century optical boom.
Spectacles and sunglasses were made in their millions each year, right here in the UK. It was this industry that sparked the thick rimmed glasses style. The same style that’s woven throughout our British made optical collection.
Ranging from round to square, our timeless glasses styles adopt a classic aesthetic, informed by the processes and materials we proudly use to make them.
IS IT OK TO BUY GLASSES ONLINE?
Buying glasses online can be just as easy as buying any accessory or garment.
But when you add lenses to the equation, they can get a little tricky. Make things easier and arm yourself with an up to date prescription and your pupillary distance.
It’ll make things much simpler when your order your lenses.
If you’re unsure, you can always get in touch with us or even have your lenses fitted elsewhere. Honestly, you won’t hurt our feelings.
Try your new glasses, free, for a whole week using the easy pay-delay by Klarna. It’s the simple method of trying your new glasses at home.
Select ‘pay later with Klarna’ at the checkout. You don’t even need an account. It does it all for you, just like magic.
FROM THE HANDS THAT MADE THEM
Sure, there’s a million glasses brands out there.
But we can bet they don’t make their frames here in the UK, not quite like ours.
As one of the few UK eyewear manufacturers, we pride ourselves on our ability to design and make prescription glasses from our Glasgow workshop. This is what sets us aside.
Starting from sheet, leaving as spectacles, we proudly manufacture frames right here in the UK.
DO YOU ACTUALLY MAKE THESE GLASSES?
We certainly do. Because, we’re not just any old eyewear brand. Ours are made right here in Glasgow, Scotland.
But to make you great glasses, we have to use great ingredients. Which is why we only use Europe’s best quality acetate and our own bespoke hardware to make all our frames.
It’s taken a while to learn how to do all this, but you can see for yourself how we design and make our glasses right here in the UK.
DO YOU ONLY MAKE ACETATE GLASSES?
Yup. It’s taken the better part of a decade to learn to use this amazing material.
Rather than become a jack of all trades, we’ve focused on high quality acetate frames in timeless frame-shapes.
Plus, acetate is a bio-plastic made of plant fibre, which means it’ll biodegrade.
DO YOU MAKE LTD EDITION GLASSES?
Once a month, we release short runs of limited edition spectacles and sunglasses.
To access them, you should join our Members Club newsletter.
You won’t regret it.
CAN YOU ADJUST MY GLASSES?
Yes we can.
After you’ve tried your glasses at home, let us know if they need a little tweaking.
Most commonly, your glasses will need widening or narrowing for your head. Sometimes, the temples may need a little adjusting too. Be descriptive with your requirements so we can do the best job we can.
If your glasses need further adjusting, you can follow this handy guide at home.
ARE YOUR GLASSES ALL THE SAME SIZE?
Our women’s glasses vary in size between different models. But each model only comes in one size.
For example, an A-model is bigger than a B-model. For now, this is how we make them but, in the future, our size-range will grow as our factory grows.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE OF GLASSES?
Take the easy route and check your old glasses for their sizing. These dimensions are usually printed on the inside of the temple or the frame-front.
They’ll be written in the order of lens diameter, bridge width and temple length. Eg: 52  18 145. You can compare this dimension to the sizes of our glasses in each of our women’s glasses.
DO YOU MAKE A THICKER GLASSES ARM?
Currently, we offer one shape of temple arm.
It’s a uni-piece design with very few components which makes it simple, understated and oh so smooth to wear. It’s become our signature, something we really think you like.
Our temple length is 145mm long which you can adjust to fit your head using these instructions.
I GET FREE LENS COATINGS?
Anti-scratch and anti-glare as standard. It’s the new standard. You’ll love it.
✓ Anti-scratch: Keeps your lenses lasting longer with this hardy lens coating. It reduces the build-up of scratches and scuffs to keep your lenses in good working order.
✓ Anti-glare: More light can pass through your lens, rather than bouncing off it. This yields better light efficiency giving you better visual acuity and contrast.
+ Add ultra blue light blocking? This coating can reduce the amount of HEV light emitted from digital screens that passes through your lenses. Chances are, you use a mobile phone or computer so this coating can come in real handy.
Discover the effects of blue light in our blog.
HOW DO I GET MY PUPILLARY DISTANCE?
This is really easy.
Use this free PD ruler and instructions to measure it yourself. It only takes 5 minutes.
DO YOU ACCEPT EYECARE VOUCHERS?
Yes! We accept Edenred eyecare vouchers. If your employer wants you to provide a receipt of purchase and our regular receipt isn’t sufficient, get in touch and we can arrange this with you.
CAN YOU FIT MY LENSES?
We fit all kinds of lenses with various coatings and upgrades.
Use the handy lens menu at the right-hand side of each of our women’s optical frames. There, you can enter your prescription details, lens type and any additional coatings.
What’s nice is, you can use it to calculate your lens costs before you even place your order.
Alternatively, go ahead and click here to see your lens options.
HOW DO YOU FIT MY LENSES?
First, we’ll post your glasses to you containing display lenses.
After a few days and some nice ‘alone time’ you can tell us if you like them or not using the simple return form.
Thereafter, you can easily free-return your frame for lens fitting or for a refund.
Next, we fit your lenses to your frame which we then post back to you. Ready to face the world together.
WHAT’RE MY LENS OPTIONS?
This is where good glasses become great glasses.
You can tailor your lenses to perfection using the lens menu at the right-hand side of each of our women’s glasses frames.
Select what you use your glasses for, whether they’re for distance, reading, computer, bifocal or varifocal.
Once you’ve entered your prescription, you can start playing around with lens coatings.
HOW LONG WILL MY LENSES TAKE TO FIT?
Depending on your prescription, lens fitting can take between 5-10 working days to fully process.
To save everybody time, we can order your lenses before you return your glasses back to us. This way we can reduce your wait whilst your lenses are cut.