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Christmas Postage Dates 2019

December 03, 2018

Christmas Postage Dates 2019

Tis the season for gifts, and with Christmas Day nearing, we wanted to make sure you know the last order dates to ensure your parcel is with you in time for Christmas. 

The last Day to order your gifts the UK in time for Christmas is Tuesday 18th December at no additional cost. The UK can place orders up to the 21st of December but to guarantee pre Christmas delivery, an additional £5.00 postage fee would be charged.

Orders to Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia), Malta, must be placed on or before Thursday 6th of December for Christmas Delivery. 

Orders to Caribbean, Central and South America, must be placed on or before  Friday 7th December. 

Orders to Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Turkey, must be placed on or before Sunday 9th December. 

Orders to Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, USA, must be placed on or before Thursday 13th December

Orders to Finland and Sweden, must be placed on or before Friday 14th December

Orders to Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland must be placed on or before Sunday 16th December

Orders to Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, must be placed on or before,Monday 17th December.

Please notes the dates given are not applicable for those requiring prescription lenses. 





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Size Guide and Frame Measurments


It is important when purchasing your vintage glasses that the size of the frame is taken into consideration. All our frames have the measurements displayed for each frame on a tab called Measurements. The measurements displayed are the Lens Width, Bridge Width, Temple Length, Temple Width & Lens Depth. The measurements provided indicate the size of your glasses and are all recorded in millimetres.

Lens Width is the distance across the lens measured from the bridge. This distance can be dependent on the style of the glasses chosen, for example round glasses will have a smaller lens width. People with high prescriptions are better to keep the lens width as small as possible, as the greater the lens width the thicker the lenses.

Lens Depth is the depth of the lens at the greatest point.  A frame needs a minimum Lens Depth of 28mm to accommodate varifocals. 

Bridge Width is the distance between the lenses which sits across your nose. The greater the bridge width the wider the bridge across the nose. 

Temple Length is the length of the side from the dowel point to the end tip. Its important the side length is long enough to sit over your ear. 

Temple Width is the width of the frame across the inside of the front of the frame from temple screw to screw. This indicates the width of the frame, and is a great measurement to compare to your existing spectacles.

If you are unsure as to the size of any of our spectacles or you need advise or help comparing them to your current spectacles get in touch with us at info@retrospectacle.co.uk