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Events


 

We’re keen to show off our glasses range covering vintage and retro eyewear so we'll attend a few events throughout the year. We appreciate the importance of eyewear and sometimes a glasses frame just needs to be tried on. It is with this in mind we attend vintage fairs and fetes to give you the opportunity to browse and try on our wonderful collection of vintage spectacles.

 

Vintage @ The Monastery - Sunday 9th February 2020

£2.00 Admission . 11am till 3pm -The Monastery, Gorton Lane, Manchester, M12 5WF

We are exhibiting with Decorative Fair at the first Vintage @ The Monastery, Manchester. Vintage fashion, textiles, accessories and jewellery will all be on show, in this spectacular setting. Our collection of vintage eyewear will be on display and Charlotte will be on hand to help answer any of your questions. With free parking and refreshments available this makes for the perfect day out. 

Vintage @ Chester Racecourse - Sunday 1st March 2020

10am till 4pm - Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY

Join us at Chester Racecourse to view our vast range of original vintage frames. Our collection of vintage eyewear will be on display and Charlotte will be on hand to help answer any of your questions. You can choose from a huge range of lens types including tints, graduated tints, mirror tints, transitions and as you're having a face to face consultation we can also measure you for varifocals. Look forward to seeing you there..

Vintage @ The Dome - Sunday 5th April 2020 

10am till 3pm- The Dome, Devonshire Road, Buxton SK17 6RY
The Devonshire Dome was built in 1779, a grade II listed building. It is a spectacular building and unsurprisingly one of the regions most popular venues. Our collection of vintage eyewear will be on display and Charlotte will be on hand to help answer any of your questions. Packed with 65 high quality vintage stalls, there will be a fabulous array of vintage eyewear, clothing, jewellery, textiles and homeware. Grab your prescriptions, come along and try our fabulous collection of vintage eyewear.  

 

Vintage @ Liverpool - Sunday 7th June 2020 

10am till 3pm- Greenbank Sports Academy, L17 1AG

The largest vintage fair in Liverpool. Our collection of vintage eyewear will be on display and Charlotte will be on hand to help answer any of your questions. Packed with 55 high quality vintage stalls, there will be a fabulous array of vintage eyewear, clothing, jewellery, textiles and homeware. Grab your prescriptions, come along and try our fabulous collection of vintage eyewear.  

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