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Try Specsavers Graeme. I can highly recommend them! ;-) They currently have a 2-for1 free prescription sunglasses offer going at the moment. http://www.specsavers.co.uk/offers/free-prescription-sunglasses/
They have quite a number of stores in Leeds. I'm going to get some from Aussie Specavers soon from the Jeff Banks range, that is sadly, not available in the UK. I bought my two pairs of Ben Sherman glasses a few years back and love them! Not because they're Bennies, but because I have to wear glasses! Lol! ;-)
they come in for a bit of stick but that lambretta clothing co also do eyewear and theyre a bit retro but still quite modern in their styling .
ive got some prescription sunglasses from them
with dark lenses and wraparound tortoiseshell frames they look very 60s
you can buy them at asda opticians as well so theyre quite reasonably priced ..
dont let any mod snobs catch you wearing them though !
In general you can bring any glasses frame to an optican and get the lenses you needed for your vision. You have to consider the frame and the needed vision. If you need thick glasses for example and wanted a frame that is very bended it is not possible.
Should be able to put prescription lenses in just about any pair, at a cost, as Bettina says if the frame is small or bendy it may not be able to cope with thick lenses. However with today's technology more is possible. I have a pair of ray bans that have reactive lenses in them that I wear for every day wear. Handy on the scoot as they cut out the light but still go clear when I walk indoors meaning I don't look like an idiot with his sunnies on inside. Have to ask though Graeme, where do you live? No sunglasses needed in the UK at the mo. :(
Thanks for the advice - currently in Aiya Napa (45 degrees), heading back to Leeds in 2 days, might not bother with the sunnies then!
Boots have just done me a pair of Rayban tortoise Wayfarers with my prescription lenses. £75, however I did buy another pair of Raybans with clear lenses. Spent just under £300 in total for the two pairs - not a cheap option, but I have wanted a pair of classic sunglasses for years and when you need prescription, it is not cheap.