Bringing you the latest frames and glasses from around the world

Every Optical Express store has a great range of frames for you to discover. With thousands of options to choose from, including the latest styles and must-have designer brands, there's sure to be something to suit both your taste and budget.

Shopping in-store

Our collection features frames from around the world, so that every one of our customers has a wide choice at the best prices. In-store, our expert optometrists and optical advisors are always on hand with tips and advice, carefully considering your face shape, complexion and lifestyle, before offering frame suggestions based on your personal requirements.

Visit your nearest Optical Express store to explore our offers and find your perfect pair of glasses.

Shopping online

We don’t sell glasses online, but why not explore the information on our website and read through our expert advice to get a better idea of which frames will work best for you? Our clinics are located across the UK, so pop into your local Optical Express, where a member of the team will answer any questions and help you to select your perfect pair of frames.

Men's glasses

We stock the latest men's spectacle collections in store, including sleek titanium frames, traditional gold and silver metal and full-rimmed retro styles. We also offer a wide range of coloured plastic frames. Our customers can enjoy lightweight, durable and flex frames, as well as designs with unusual finishes for a more unique style.

Women's glasses

Whether you are looking for understated style, the ultimate in glamour, vintage vibes or a sports luxe look, we have the glasses for you in-store. Choose from a range of lightweight, extra strong and super flexible frames, perfect for people with busy lives. If you've a penchant for designer brands, explore our collection of brands like Bvlgari, Chanel, Chloe, D&G, Gucci and more.

Free children's glasses

In addition to the free children's prescription lenses funded by the NHS, Optical Express has free designer frames for children up to the age of 16. Kids and parents will love the selection on offer, including Disney Princess, BMX, Marvel Heroes, Spiderman and No Fear. No matter their age, your little one is sure to wear their glasses with pride and enjoy great vision in the classroom, playground and at home.

Looking after your little one's eyes

Vision plays a huge part in children's lives. At Optical Express, we take your child's eye health seriously. We encourage all children to attend annual eye examinations, where our experts can identify any issues and put measures in place to rectify them. If your child requires glasses, we'll offer guidance on the best type of frame to help with comfort and confidence. We also recommend durable polycarbonate lenses for children, which provide strength and safety for these very active glasses wearers. Our expert optometrists and dispensing opticians will advise on the best shape and fit for younger patients.

Lenses to suit all

Three different materials are used for lenses: plastic, glass and polycarbonate. All three are available for every prescription, whether you require single vision, bifocal or varifocal lenses.

Our plastic lenses are the lightest and most popular option, although polycarbonate lenses are the best solution for children and active adults. Glass lenses have the slimmest and sleekest appearance and can be an excellent option for many frames.

Polaroid

Polaroid lenses are high performance lenses which block out virtually all horizontal glare, allowing wearers to see colours more clearly. Scratch resistant and absorption layers are included, helping to improve durability and the longevity of your glasses. Maximum sun protection is also provided, blocking out 100% of UVA, UVB and UVC rays.

Transitions

Transitions lenses adapt quickly to varying light conditions. The greater the intensity of UV rays, the darker the lenses become. When UV light is no longer present (for example, when moving indoors), Transitions lenses fade back to their original state, so you'll no longer require several pairs of glasses for different circumstances – and 100% UV protection is included.

DriveWear

DriveWear lenses combine the technology of Transitions and Polaroid lenses, providing maximum protection and clarity, particularly for drivers. Whether you are experiencing overcast weather, darkness or bright lights, DriveWear lenses will adapt accordingly and give you the best possible vision.