I’ve needed glasses for a few years now and I’ve never come out of the purchase experience feeling great. You go in, look at some letters. They flip some lenses over and say “how about now” eleventy hundred times, you choose some frames, they take however many hard-earned dollars that you’d prefer to spend on stuff like tickets to see Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and a bucket of popcorn the size of your head, and then in between three and 14 days you go in, get your glasses and hope that you’ll be happy with them for the next few years.

Buying spectacles blows.

Unless you go to Dresden Optical. You go in, they still give you the “how about now” bit, but then you get to choose from all kinds of wild colour combinations from their modular system of recyclable frames and arms, and walk out again in no time at all. If you’ve already got your prescription you might be as lucky as me and walk out with a couple of pair of new goggles in about 20 minutes.

Oh, and they’ll only sting you $49 for the lot. Amazingly, just $69 for prescription sunglasses. If you’re worried about the quality, you shouldn’t be. The lenses are from Zeiss, the same people who make lenses for the camera you can’t justify buying even though it’s just so beautiful.

Where’s the ‘action’ come in? Well, apart from being recyclable, some of their frames are made from plastic crap that’s been floating in the sea. Want to do one of those little things that actually might make a difference? Slap some of these things on your face, save yourself some money, and look cool into the bargain.

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