The first and main thing to remember is that your specs will sit on your face every day for the next 2 years or so, you want them to fit and be as comfortable as possible.
You'll also want them to look good and give as clear vision as possible.
Most people tend to think in terms of the frames but in reality it's the lenses that will have the major impact on weight and appearance.
Recent trends have been towards metal frames. The majority of these now have sprung sides which make them more comfortable to wear and more resilient. Materials include stainless steel and titanium, these add to the strength and help to keep the frames light. Titanium also has a "memory"
We stock a wide range of specs from £49 complete with lenses
We keep a wide range of frames from £75- £125 with lenses
Run up to £200+ with lenses, these are for people who want the best and aren't prepared to compromise.
All frames priced to include single vision lenses
Extra's like bifocals, varifocals etc are clearly marked
Most specs ready in about an hour
We make up nearly all specs in our lab so have complete control over making your specs as thin and light as possible
For many years we have been proud to offer specs in less than an hour, however with Precal we have changed our philosophy a bit.
This process gives tailor made lenses for each frame, these will tend to be thinner and lighter than the equivalent lens made from a standard "stock uncut"
Each job can be individually assessed (some benefit, some don't) but most people are happy to wait a day or two knowing their specs will be as thin and light as possible.