The EyeCare Corner
Est: 1974

Frames

Please bare with us while our website is under construction if you have any questions please feel free to call our wonderful team on 07 40516795.

 

We pride ourselves on having one of the most varied selections of frames available. Take a look through our range below, or if you have something specific in mind that we don't currently stock just let us know and we will do our best to source it for you. 

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Brands:

BOLLE-IBEX-12372-MATT-BLACK-RED BOLLE-IBEX-12372-MATT-BLACK-RED
Bolle
Ladies & Mens Sun
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SunM6886-C24 SunM6886-C24
Caviar
Ladies Optical
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CHOPARD-SCH271S_700 CHOPARD-SCH271S_700
Chopard
Ladies Optical & Sun
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CONVERTIBLES-92009-A-BLUE CONVERTIBLES-92009-A-BLUE
Convertibles
Ladies & Mens Optical
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David Spencer
Ladies Optical
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DIRTYDOG_TAZZO_50764_TORT DIRTYDOG_TAZZO_50764_TORT
Dirty Dog
Ladies & Mens Optical
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Domani
Children's Optical; Ladies Optical & Sun
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Dale-Red Dale-Red
Empire New York
Ladies & Mens Optical
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Lemon-3049 Lemon-3049
Face à Face
Ladies Optical & Sun
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VF-9353-6S8M VF-9353-6S8M
Fila
Mens Optical
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FITOVERS_GLIDES_G002_MIDNIGHT FITOVERS_GLIDES_G002_MIDNIGHT
Fitovers
Mens & Ladies Sun
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Flexon-Ep8007-002 Flexon-Ep8007-002
Flexon
Mens Optical
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33720-6001 33720-6001
Jaguar
Mens Optical & Sun
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JF-REY-1488-3580-REDPINK JF-REY-1488-3580-REDPINK
JF Rey & JF Rey Petite
Ladies Optical
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Kore-RF5000182-C2 Kore-RF5000182-C2
Kore
Ladies Optical
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LA-EYEWORKS-MX.busy-932 LA-EYEWORKS-MX.busy-932
l.a.Eyeworks
Ladies Optical
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30235L-PD04 30235L-PD04
Lightec
Ladies & Mens Optical
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LOZZA_VL4275_0700-RIMINI-2 LOZZA_VL4275_0700-RIMINI-2
Lozza
Ladies & Mens Optical
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2208-C1 2208-C1
M.A. Hunter
Mens Optical
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MAKO-SMK9604-EDGE-M01G1HR6 MAKO-SMK9604-EDGE-M01G1HR6
Mako
Ladies & Mens Sunglasses
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Cruzem-STG-BG Cruzem-STG-BG
Maui Jim
Ladies & Mens Optical & Sun
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Nike-7300-2101 Nike-7300-2101
Nike
Childrens & Mens Optical
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BN06-101130 BN06-101130
OGA
Mens Optical
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ORGREEN_NASTASSJA_622 ORGREEN_NASTASSJA_622
Ørgreen
Mens Optical
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OTIS_SUMMEROF67_MATTBLACK OTIS_SUMMEROF67_MATTBLACK
OTIS
Mens Sunglasses
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Audrey-38M Audrey-38M
Paul Taylor
Ladies Sunglasses & Optical
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1758-3042 1758-3042
Prodesign
Ladies Optical
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SJ9007 SJ9007
Seiko
Ladies & Mens Optical
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Amboy-ss530004 Amboy-ss530004
Serengeti
Ladies & Mens Sun
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SI-30129-F550 SI-30129-F550
Stepper
Ladies & Mens Optical
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UGLY-FISH_PK911_RED UGLY-FISH_PK911_RED
Ugly Fish Sunglasses
Children's Sunglasses
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Vera Wang
Ladies Optical
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WOOW
Ladies Optical & Sun
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NEUBAU-CARLA-N62-T612-9200 NEUBAU-CARLA-N62-T612-9200
Sale Frames
Optical & Sun
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vera-wang vera-wang
Accessories & Displays
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Frames

The eyewear you choose is a very real part of your identity. It can help people see the real you, or create the image you want others to see. The key to any good frame selection is matching your personality and lifestyle to your eyewear. Frames are more often thought of as functional items rather than fashion accessories, however, times are changing.

When choosing a frame, you need to ask yourself "What do you really want your eyewear for?". "What type of work do you do and when will you wear your glasses", this is generally the first indication that perhaps one pair of glasses is not going to cover everything you want them to do. To narrow down your choices, consider what our eyewear consultants suggest in terms of styling, colour, material and size for various lifestyles.

Let the team at Bruce Mellick Optometry show you our amazing range of optical and sunglass frames to suit everyone:

  • Corporate
  • Fashion
  • Modern Baby Boomer or Senior
  • Student
  • Busy Mums and Dads
  • Weekend Warriors
  • Children

 

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are worn primarily to eliminate the discomfort and disabling effects of bright light and to protect against ultraviolet and infrared radiation. The need for sunglasses varies because people differ in the extent to which they tolerate bright light and in their occupational and recreational activities.

When sunglasses should be worn?

Sunglasses are designed for outdoor daytime wear in bright sunshine or where there is glare. They should be worn when bright sunlight causes watering of the eyes, squinting or excessive blinking.

Sunglasses are essential during periods of prolonged exposure to sunlight. Besides visible light, sunlight contains two powerful, invisible forms of radiation - ultraviolet and infrared. Continued exposure to these rays can cause serious eye damage.

Bruce recommends that people who spend most of their time outside or who work near snow, water or sand should wear sunglasses that filter out both ultraviolet and inferred rays. Because the effects of exposure to UV accumulate over a person's lifetime, it is important for Children as well as adults to wear eye protection.

Sunglasses should not be worn at night, particularly while driving. This is because in the dark they can reduce vision to dangerously low levels. A driver could easily miss seeing a pedestrian or parked car.

If you feel that need to wear sunglasses continually for comfort, you should consult your optometrist - you may have a problem with your eyes or vision that requires further investigation.

What is the differences between types of sunglasses lenses?

There are different kinds of sunglasses lenses.

Tinted - Made of glass or plastic, tinted lenses come in a variety of shades. To be effective they should screen out 75 to 90 percent of available visible sunlight. Grey tints do not affect the colours you see and are the best choice where colour accuracy is important. Glass lenses with green tints are usually the best infrared filter. Lightly tinted "fashion" lenses do not screen out sufficient light to be properly classified as sunglasses. 

Polarising - Usually plastic polarising lenses are effective in combating the glare caused by light reflected from the road or from water. They screen out ultraviolet rays. Prescription polarised lenses are also available. Drivers should note that dark blotches appear on some safety windscreens when looking through polarising lenses.

Photo Chromatic - commonly called sun- sensitive or light sensitive lenses, photo chromatic lenses darken or change colour as the sun gets brighter. To ensure sufficient darkening in sunlight, only quality photo chromatic lenses should be worn and 75 to 90 per cent of available sunlight should be screened out.

Reflecting - A thin metallic coat is combined with tinted lenses to produce a mirrored appearance. They are designed for wear under intense glare such as light reflected from water or snow. Some absorb both ultraviolet and infrared rays.

What to look for in sunglasses?

Make sure that the lenses:

  • Conform to Australian standard, which specifies that the glasses are manufactured from quality ophthalmic material.
  • Screen out ultraviolet light
  • Are ground and polished to be free of distortion and imperfection
  • Are perfectly matched in colour and absorptive power
  • Match your prescription if you usually wear spectacles out of doors
  • Are large enough to provide ample protection
  • Are made of materials best suited to your needs

Sunglass Standards

Sunglass standards became law in Australia on 1 October 1985. Under the standard, sunglasses are divided into three main categories and labelled for information of consumers. 

  • General purpose sunglasses are intended to reduce glare in ordinary circumstances and are suitable for everyday use in situations such as driving a car.
  • Specific purpose sunglasses are required to meet more stringent standards and are intended for use in activities such as skiing or yachting.
  • Fashion spectacles do not provide significant protection against sun glare and are intended for decorative rather than protective purposes.

To check out our Range of Sunglasses CLICK HERE 

Bruce Mellick Optometry