Are Designer Glasses Worth the Cost?

Designer Frames

No matter where we look, we’re surrounded by labels!

Prada, Givenchy, Oakley and Burberry; Alex Perry, Colette Dinigan and Country Road. When it comes to glasses frames Australia is just like any other country – we want to look good!

Statement brands allow our customers to splice in degrees of their personality, dipping into their savings for a worthwhile investment – clear vision and healthy eyes. 

We know it’s easy to say big brands are worth their designer price. You’d expect any glasses guru to go down that road, but we aren’t here to sell you an idea. Instead, Custom Eye Care is committed to ensuring you have all the information you need before taking your new frames home. 

Let’s explore designer glasses in more detail…

Does a Brand Name Equal Higher Quality? 

Not necessarily.

A household name is not an automatic guarantee of quality, but there are differences between designer frames for prescription glasses and generic frames that go beyond where they were manufactured.

Yes, it’s true fashion products attract an additional premium, but that extra couple of hundred dollars may cover underrated features like warranty support and shorter waiting times for spare parts, ensuring your glasses are available when you need them.

Of course, if you’re chasing a quality guarantee, Custom Eye Care offer a range of bespoke, boutique frames and lenses, customised to suit your eyes. We’re not quite Hugo Boss, but a brand name alone doesn’t help you see better. 

What’s the Difference Between a Designer Frame and a Standard Frame?

Designer SunglassesThere are a few key differences between the big names and the no names.

Your dollars also go toward embellishments, glamorous designs, a greater variety of frame shapes, special materials like gold or titanium, and brand licensing. 

Can I Really Get affordable Designer Glasses? 

Yes… if you take single vision lenses with no specifications, personalisation or complicated vision-related requirements. If you’re on the hunt for anything beyond the single lens, uncoated reading or computer glasses, you’ll end up paying more. And that’s okay… when it comes to your eye health, investing in quality lenses can positively impact your wellbeing in ways you don’t expect. 

What Makes Designer Glasses Special? 

Women Designer GlassesIt really depends on the person.

To some people, statement brands are nice to have but not essential, others love a particular label or the way they feel when they look in the mirror and spy their bespectacled reflection.

If you’re going to wear your glasses every day, from the moment you wake up until the moment before you go to sleep, it’s important you feel and look confident in your chosen glasses.

See our Frames range here. 

So, Are Designer Frames Worth it? 

They can be.

It really depends on your reasons, what you need and want from your glasses and how much you’re willing to invest in yourself and your vision.

Whatever you decide, make sure you book an appointment with a qualified and local optometrist for an eye exam – the frames may be aesthetically important but it’s what’s on the inside that counts the most. The right lens will help you see and feel better.

Custom Eye Care is dedicated to delivering locally made and precisely engineered optical solutions to a broad range of customers – from our range of designer frames to tailored multi-focal, we have the right product for everybody.

Call us on 02 4927 0500. Our specialists have the insight, experience and answers you need to make a difference.