Finding the perfect frame is a high priority!
Not only does it need to look fantastic (it is a fashion item after all) it also needs to suit your visual needs and fit correctly. At Canon Street Optometrists the team is fully trained to help you select the right frame, for the right reasons. Frame selection is something we take a lot of pride in - we want you leaving the practice feeling confident, daring, delighted - and we will make it fun!
Shapes, colours, materials and designs are constantly changing, and if we don't have the right frame on the shelf we will go out and find it for you. Feel free to visit us anytime and chat with us about what you would like, or let us make some helpful suggestions - either way you will be delighted!
We are framing the windows of your soul, so visit Canon Street Optometrists and you will leave believing that vision never goes out of style!
Below we have handpicked our favourite models from each range of frames - we also have a whole lot more in the store - visit anytime!
Optician, trained during several years in designer oriented stores, Caroline Abram started in 1998 designing jewels and accessories for the eyewear market: lorgnettes, magnifying glasses, chains, etc. ... it is reviving the not well known object called the lorgnette, that she quickly met an international success. Caroline Abram uses diverse materials such as resin, the silver, wood, semiprecious stones…
During her journeys she discovered the charms of Florida, and in 2008, she launched her own line of glasses reminding her of the old-fashioned charm of Miami. Sixties and vintage, South Beach inspired Caroline: the cat-eyes, colours, extreme femininity.
Ninety years of experience, unparalleled expertise with an emphasis on elegance and strong family values - all backed by a name you can depend on: Lafont. Glasses made in France that have made Parisian chic accessible.
“Non fuit in solo Roma peretta die”.
Rome was not built in a day. Step by step, Res Rei have evolved their aesthetics, they developed new colours, they explored new forms. They strongly believe that it is important to remember who you are and what you stand for.
NANO eyewear frames for kids, toddlers, and babies can be adapted to all uses with changeable temples, or switched to wear as a headband. School and play: for use in the classroom to a rugged free time energy burst in the playground. Unbreakable eyeglasses and frames made from our exclusive, patented and safe Siliflex™ silicon material for maximum comfort, flexibilty and resistence. The best investment in infant and children's eyewear.
These incredible frames also come with a two year warranty, almost no questions asked. Some have glow in the dark temples, some have removable temples with sports bands, and some have sun clips. Great value, durable and kids love them! There are no screws, they're fully flexible, and come in really cool colours.
Welcome to our jungle!
The jungle is your space, where you feel free, where you are your self, within the great immensity of the world. The place is not important. What matters is how you feel and how you bring out that natural and wild side that makes you feel good about yourself, in your own jungle.
And as a tribute to each one of these jungles that each individual has, we have created a unique space in a very personal collection, for all those people who want to feel free, being themselves, regardless of what others think, because they are proud and confident to be who they are. Unique people.
BE WILD, ENJOY YOUR JUNGLE
When deciding that he wanted to start his own company, David knew that he did not just want to manufacture glasses, but he wanted to leave a mark - to create a brand. He finished his first collection whilst still living with his grandfather, Fulgencio Ramo, who congratulated him on his designs and his modern frames, and for this incorporation of colour into an industry that had never seen it before.
David’s brand focuses on the idea of being free, being human, being multi-ethnic and cultured. It boasts bold designs for all types of people, never before seen colourways that emphasize the personality within individual faces, and has had cost adjustments that give the company a competitive edge.
With three generations worth of expertise, gained over the course of more than 70 years, this family legacy, refined by and renowned for its dedication, its passion and its efforts, is now a worldwide driving force in the sunglasses industry in the form of Etnia Barcelona.
Designed by a Kiwi optometrist. He checks eyes and puts frames on faces all day every day. That's what he does. He knows why frames work and why they don't. He knows which frames are rubbish and which ones aren't. He knows structurally where the frames can be weak. He knows this because he does this every day. He does not design handbags, or dresses........... not even pant suits............
Because he can't. Because he does not do that every day. Eyewear is his thing.
l.a.Eyeworks began on September 9, 1979 when Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi opened a single storefront on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. The original whim for this adventure? To challenge the prevailing norms of eyewear with proposals for a new, provocative revelation of the face. More than three decades and hundreds of frame designs later, l.a.Eyeworks remains a privately owned house of optical imagination, encompassing two namesake retail stores in Los Angeles and a wholesale company that channels its influential designs to a global network of independent opticians and retailers.
McReynolds and Gherardi both grew up in the seaside community of Huntington Beach, becoming inseparable friends in high school. From that time forward, the two would string together a series of cross-country adventures that eventually led them back to southern California where they trained as opticians, working in several legendary optical shops and learning from the area's most notable craftspeople. Believing it was time to open up a new kind of conversation about glasses, McReynolds and Gherardi launched l.a.Eyeworks with a mission to encourage people to stop looking and to start seeing.
Japanese titanium, Italian talent.
It all starts with a titanium slab. But not any old titanium - it has to be the purest in the world.
Faced with a slab of titanium most people just see the metal, but the team at Blackfin can glimpse the soul of their eyewear. Blackfin want to create the best titanium frames, therefore there can be no compromise on quality.
Titanium is the heart around which they build their products. It is a truly special material with unique features, suitable for the realization of optical frames. A frame made of titanium is 48% lighter than a similar one made of the more common nickel / silver. The high mechanic performance, together with the lightness, make titanium the material with the best mechanical strength / weight ratio.
Face à Face frames are hand made in France.
Face à Face glasses grew out of a passion for architecture shared by a small group of eyewear enthusiasts. The creator of the original concept behind the collection dreamt of giving eyewear the power to reflect the character of the person wearing it. Face à Face was designed to reveal the sense of the modern that's in all of us. They felt that nothing could reflect the look that makes each of us what we are, better than our own eyes.
Like an architect, Face à Face works with volumes, shapes, materials, colours and textures to give its glasses the power to express the personality of their wearer, whether that be bold, carefree, energetic, independent or even seductive. Each new collection is preceded by a research and design stage, resulting in new styles enhanced by innovative concepts and incorporating the latest in fashion.
Legendary comfort, implicit power and exclusive style.
Traditionally the name JAGUAR conveys luxury and elegance, superior quality and exclusiveness. In the spirit of these statements the optical frames of the Jaguar collection combine exceptional design with professional workmanship and stylish luxury.
Kate Sylvester is a New Zealand designer whose eyewear range embodies intelligence, modern femininity and the epitome of sophistication.
Each collection is a balance between nostalgic sensibilities and modern cuts and colours and exclusive in-house prints.
With sustainability in mind and producing products in New Zealand where possible, Kate Sylvester's range of eyewear offers an effortless sartorial solution for the contemporary woman.
Oxibis plays with artful combinations and beautifully composed materials while delivering feminine and seductive collections.
Perfectly balanced, the purity of metal encounters the richness of acetate for a superbly light and airy feel.
Associations of different colours and shapes give each model its own personality.
Women's models feature vibrant and translucent colours, natural and structured shades, acetate unveils its multiple forms and is paired with metal in matching tones or soft two colour combination.
These frames create a fascinating effect of serene harmony.
Prodesign—a company that celebrates creative seriousness.
Prodesign dares to let the unmistakably Danish sense of relaxed humour shine through everything. Always aimed at following the latest trends in fashion at a very early stage, the company's products represent genuine Danish Design in terms of high quality and pure style. Featuring frames in titanium, metal and acetate, Prodesign’s collections are accented with striking designs, innovative materials, and vibrant colours.
Prodesign is not afraid to push the limits when it comes to creativity. The company has always been known to emphasise colours in particular, and believes strongly in the current trend of colour and contrast. The expression value of the products is always visible yet never overstated, bearing in mind that a frame can be expressive without being dramatic.
Beauty based on harmony and self-confident individuality.
Silhouette eyewear creates perfect unity with the wearer and as a result, allows the wearer’s individual beauty and strong personality to shine. The most demanding requirements in terms of design and quality combine with the demand to bring the world closer to the wearer. Silhouette is a brand for people who remain true to themselves and their style.
With its Austrian-made eyewear, the company has been setting benchmarks for style, comfort and material since 1964. The design is limitless and constantly surprising, whilst simultaneously being distinctive and unique. Consistent clarity and weightlessness - a timeless statement. Authentic eyewear for authentic people.
Structured by metal and softened with plastic, the focal point of this series is its association of materials, equaled only by its association of subtle colours.
Its the chameleon of the eyewear world, adapting to all personalities.
Clean and gentle lines become chic and cheery in certain subtle colours. These original and bold frames make for a challenging and completely unique line that anticipates a clientele of eclectic tastes, interested in style, yes, but also in substance.
In 1996, Robert Morris created William Morris London – an independent company with a very ‘English’ brand. The aim? To offer designer glasses to every audience, providing superb original designs which continually evolve.
Coupled with the love and pride that goes into creating the frames is the same level of hard work, dedication and personal service that each member of the William Morris London team strive to give their customers on a daily basis.
From humble beginnings to what is today a successful global brand, William Morris London employ staff, agents and distributors all over the world.
At Maui Jim they are committed to turning every encounter into an enjoyable experience. Their customers are considered a deeply valued part of the ‘ohana (family), and they want to feel like family from each initial interaction. Staying true to their Hawaiian roots, they promise that you will always be welcomed with a warm smile and directed to the help of a dedicated representative. This is the Spirit of Aloha—a way of life that radiates charm, warmth, and sincerity of heart.
Hand finished in Los Angeles.
GLCO uses the most exclusive, highest quality materials from the best suppliers in the industry who have hundreds
of years of experience. All of their frames are designed at their studio in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles.
For their frames, they source cured acetate and high quality metals from leading suppliers in Japan, Italy, and China.
Their lenses are made of mineral glass and scratch resistant CR-39 plastic, with reflective coating and other treatments for best eye protection, clarity, and visual acuity.
Their manufacturing processes exemplify cutting edge technology, attention to detail, and skilled hand detailing.