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4 reasons to buy designer sunglasses from Churchill Optical

Sunglasses are not only an accessory but also a necessity when it comes to protecting your eyes. Whether you are going on a holiday, driving or doing outdoor sports, sunglasses can help reduce the harmful effects of UV rays and sunlight. Choosing the right pair is not an easy task, especially when you start considering all important factors, such as quality, design, durability and price.

Investing a substantial amount in sunglasses can be off putting for price-sensitive people, but it is in all means worth it as the quality of your sunglasses is crucial for the health of your eyes. Cheaper products might look appealing, with low price and good design, however, the materials used are of low quality and could make the glasses more harmful than protective. At Churchill Optical we provide quality products to our customers and the reasons why you should buy from us are the following:

1.     World-famous brands

One of the benefits of buying designer sunglasses from world-famous brands is the quality you receive. At Churchill Optical we work with brands like RayBan and Tom Ford that dominate the market for sunglasses and are well-known for their high standards. All sunglasses we sell are genuine and come with a guarantee from the manufacturer.

2.     Up to 60% savings

Buying designer sunglasses from Churchill Optical can save you up to 60% compared to regular high street prices. The prices we offer for brands like Aviators, Wayfarers and Clubmasters are among the lowest in UK so even more price-sensitive customers can find what they are looking for.


3.     Professional advice

With our highly qualified team of opticians you can be sure to find exactly what you need. The sunglasses we advertise on our website have been thoroughly checked for quality and standards. We can help with professional advice on what frames and lenses are most suitable for you depending on your lifestyle and the health of your eyes. You can contact us with any questions you might have and we will do our best to answer them and help you find the perfect pair of sunglasses. We can also recommend designer glasses that will complement the style you are going for.

4.     Easy to navigate website

If, on the other hand, you prefer to search for sunglasses on your own, our website can help you do that. All you need to do is go to our homepage and start your search. You can search through our product range by selecting different categories or brands. You can also access our latest promotions and offers to find out new ways of saving money on your purchase.

So what to look for in the perfect sunglasses?

The perfect pair of sunglasses depends primarily on your needs and taste, however, there are a few tips that we can give you that will help you make the right choice. Designer sunglasses come with a higher price tag, but that investment is definitely worth it. What you need to look for in sunglasses are the following:

  • A CE mark and a British Standard BSEN1836. These guarantee that the sunglasses you are buying meet the quality standards set by authorities and provide protection against UV light.
  • Be aware of the shades of the lenses which are categorised from 0 to 4 (4 being the darkest lenses) and do not confuse them with UV light filters. Even darker lenses could let in UV light.
  • Look for a pair with up to 80% light reduction. This means that the sunglasses allow 20% sunlight, helping protect your eyes.
  • Buy polarising lenses or lenses with anti-reflective coatings as they reduce the reflective glare from various surfaces. These are particularly useful in improving vision during driving.
  • If you are into sports or similar activities buying impact-resistant lenses made from toughened glass or polycarbonate could be the most suitable option for you.
  • Remember to choose a fashionable design that will keep your self-esteem high, while protecting your eyes.

Are you ready to buy your new designer sunglasses? If the answer is yes, simply visit our website to learn more about our products and the ways we can help you with your requirements.




Choosing The Right Frames For You

At Churchill Optical, we understand and appreciate how important eye care and style is. As well as having several fully trained and qualified opticians on retainer for professional advice and suggestions, we have an extensive selection of products available on our website for you to browse and enjoy.

When it comes to choosing a new pair of prescription glasses, sunglasses or designer glasses, it is very important to choose the right style and frame for you and the shape of your face. With more than 6 in every 10 people using contact lenses or glasses in the UK, we thought we would give you a simple guide to follow the next time you visit your local opticians or are planning to purchase new designer glasses. When choosing new prescription glasses you want to make sure you cover these three points: your eyewear compliments your best features, the frame should contrast your face shape and should also be in proportion to the rest of your face. There are many different frame styles, which suit many different face shapes; we have detailed below which face shapes suit which frames.




A circular face with a rounded chin and full cheeks. This kind of shape requires a frame style that will make the face appear longer, or narrower, to provide shape and definition. The width and length of a round face are pretty proportional and have little or no definition. An angular frame with a clear bridge will help to make a round face appear thinner and longer.




This is the ideal face shape when it comes to choosing your glasses frame – you are the lucky ones in that you can pretty much wear any frame that you wish, depending on eye colour, hair colour and complexion of course. In the same way you choose clothes to compliment your skin and hair colour, you should do the same when selecting new frames. Oval faces are balanced proportionately; hence they suit almost all frame styles.




A square face shape tends to have angular lines and distinct temple and jaw definition; their width and length are equal. To help soften the angles of distinct definition, an oval or round frame would be best suited to this face shape. Frames that are wider than the widest part of their face, it will give the appearance of length.




Narrow at the forehead and wider at the chin are the typical characteristics of a triangular shaped face. When it comes to choosing glasses frames for this type of shape, you want to choose the ones that will minimise the width at the top of the face and help to balance out all other features – frames which are wider at the bottom will help to achieve this; geometric frames with some colour are also great to achieve more balanced proportions for the whole face.




Typically define by a narrow forehead, narrow chin with wide, dramatic cheekbones. This is one of the rarest face shapes and the aim with this shape is to draw attention to the eyes, soften the cheekbones and balance the whole face. The best frame to achieve this is rimless or oval shape, furthermore, cat-eye shaped frames help to attract attention to the eyes.

So, contact us now at Churchill Optical or pop in for a consultation. We possess extensive knowledge in contact lenses, prescription glasses and eye tests. Not only that, we have a fantastic range of designer glasses and sunglasses for you to browse. We hold numerous brands, from Tom Ford, Ray Ban, Calvin Klein, Gucci and many, many more. Offering only the most competitive and affordable prices, you can rest assured, you will be in the best of hands.

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Buying Your Contact Lenses

All refractive eye conditions can be solved with corrective eyewear or contact lenses. As long standing ophthalmic opticians and experienced optometrist in Glasgow, we felt we should fill you in with everything you should know when it comes to using contact lenses:

  • To get off to the right start on your journey to getting contact lenses, you should book an appointment with your local optician. They will provide a full service eye care: thorough eye examination, an evaluation of your suitability for contact lens wear, the lens options you have, how to care for your lenses and when you should return for a follow up appointment.
  • You can get just about any prescription for your contact lenses and people of any age can wear them; studies have shown that children as young at 8 can adapt to wearing contacts and are able to handle and care for the lenses.
  • Contact lenses are great nowadays for children and teenagers who maybe don’t like wearing glasses on their face or are self-conscious – there are many options for all ages and all prescriptions.
  • Modern contact lenses are designed to be very comfortable. Most are made of a soft material that is hardly noticeable, if at all, once the lenses are placed on the eyes. Eye care practitioners have very sophisticated tools for measuring the eyes and making sure the lenses fit well.
  • Contact lenses offer better side and peripheral vision than glasses. They are also safer than glasses in most ways, as they are unlikely to get damaged or break they way glasses can.
  • Make sure your hands are washed before handling your contacts. The same goes for when you are cleaning your lenses. (If yours require to be washed daily with solution.) Always use fresh solution each time you clean the lenses – do not reuses old solution.
  • Always follow the recommended instructions and schedule your optician has advised – it is also good to regularly visit for an eye examination in case your prescription needs changing.
  • Never wash or moisten your contact lenses with anything other than the solution provided; this helps to reduce the risk of infection. About only5% of lens users experience complications but it is best to be safe each and every time you wear your contacts.
  • Your lenses can be easily damaged or lost so make sure to store them correctly and remove them when you should.
  • Sport vision doctors have confirmed that contact lenses are the best vision correction option while playing sports. They help to enhance your depth perception and hand/eye/foot coordination, so be sure to ask you opticians about these the next time you are in.
  • Not at all contact lenses are designed for overnight wear, so never fall asleep with them in, unless your optician has stated otherwise. However, to be fully safe and eliminate even the smallest risk of infection, it is best just to take your contacts out each night before you go to bed.
  • You can also buy cosmetic contact lenses that change your eye colour – these lenses can also be prescriptive and correct refractive errors. (These are also great for Halloween and can complete your costume!)

Regardless of your refractive eye condition, prescription or cosmetic requirements, you will be sure to find exactly what you are looking for here at Churchill Optical. We have a great, user-friendly website which displays our vast range of products and it has never been easier to buy contact lenses online.


Your Glasses & You





Eyes are the organ of vision, complex optical systems and possess the fastest muscles in the human body. They collect light from the surrounding environment. They regulate its intensity, focus it through a series of lenses within your eye, and form an image that is transmitted to your brain where it processes what you are actually looking at. Unfortunately for some, this process can be a little bit more complicated. Over 69% of the population in the UK are now wearing glasses and 13% using contact lenses to fix some sort of vision or eye problem.




  1. Short sightedness is a very common eye condition that is thought to affect up to one in three people in the UK. This condition causes distant objects or people to appear blurry, while objects that are close up are perfectly clear. This type of vision is known as a refractive eye condition and occurs when the eye’s structure affects how light enters the eye and is transmitted – eventually the light does not reach the retina at the back of the eye and so it isn’t possible to overcome this condition without corrective eye wear.
  2. Long-sightedness affects a person’s ability to see objects that are close to them; this condition is also classified as a refractive error in the eye. Being long-sighted means you are usually able to see far away objects clearly, but all nearby objects and people are out of focus. This condition is thought to be age related (normally noticeable from age 40 onwards), genetics (so inherited from your parents) or just an underlying health issue.

In order to correct these refractive eye conditions, you should visit Churchill Optical  where we will give you an eye test and determine what prescription lenses you will need:


Corrective Lenses:


They are 4 categories of corrective lenses: single vision, bifocals, trifocals or multifocal.

  1. Single Vision– these lenses contain the same overall focal power and can be used to correct near and far sightedness. Most people who require glasses before the age of 40 will have single vision lenses within their frames.
  2. Bifocal lens– this consists of 2 parts; upper and lower. The upper part of the lens is used to distance vision, while the lower part of the lens id designed for near vision tasks such as reading. They are usually prescribed to people over the age of 40, who have developed age-related changes in their eyes.
  3. Trifocal lens– this lens has 3 different focus areas: the top area for distance, the centre for immediate vision and the bottom for near sighted tasks such as reading. This lens is for people who need help seeing objects within an arms distance.
  4. Multifocal lens– this literally mean ‘having more than one focus.’ Bi and Trifocal lenses are actually types of multifocal lenses, and means that your glasses contain 2 or more vision correcting prescriptions.


With the ever-rising number of people wearing glasses and contact lenses Glasgow, it is no surprise the amount of great deals there is out there for designer glasses and contact lenses. At Churchill Optical we have a great online shop were you can browse our extensive range of designer glasses brands such a Tom FordRay Ban  Prada and many more. We offer very competitive prices, have a large variety of frames and styles for you to choose from, and most importantly, we are fully trained and qualified to ensure you leave our opticians Glasgow with the perfect lenses and frames for your glasses, or contact lenses.




Buying Designer Glasses Made Specifically For Your Requirements

If you need glasses, then you’ll know how frustrating it can be not being able to find ones that look great as well as suiting your every requirement. Churchill Optical have a range of designer glasses online, including Tom Ford glasses UK so you can be sure to find something that you like as well as getting glasses that suit you perfectly. People needed glasses for many different reasons, some people may be short sighted, others may be long sighted and some may even struggle reading small text because it gets blurry and distorted. Whatever your problem is, you always have a range of options available when you choose designer glasses instead of ones that are just off the shelf.

Colour and Style

Churchill Optical have a range of Ray Ban optical glasses available and they also have them in plenty of different colours. Just because you need to wear glasses doesn’t mean that you need to compromise your style and there are now plenty of glasses available on the market that will boost your fashion ensemble. You need to remember that it is possible to find glasses that look great as well as having ones that suit your requirements, and now it is easier than ever to get both in one convenient package.

It doesn’t matter whether you prefer thin frame, thick frame or small and delicate, glasses come in all shapes and sizes and designer ones often contain unique styles and colours so you can have a range of products at your disposal. Churchill Optical also have glasses with UV protection available as well, so you can protect your eyes from the sun when you’re out and about easier than ever before.

Contact Churchill Optical today to find out more.


What’s New

Tom Ford Martina Sunglasses



Wearing sunglasses is fun and glamorous and the Tom Ford Martina TF231 01B sunglasses make you feel effortlessly chic & sexy.  The sleek cats eye shape along with the bold black frame is statement making. It’s a pair designer sunglasses that may require some confidence to wear as it’s guaranteed all eyes will be on you.

However, you’ll find wearing these sun glasses gives you that confidence to deal with people staring.


Tom Ford Martina Sunglasses on Model

Me wearing the Tom Ford Martina Sunglasses from Churchill Optical.com!


Favored by the Hollywood elite these glamorous shades bring out the diva in you, so the Tom Ford Martina sunglasses are a must have. The gradient blue tint on the crystal lenses mean that with these sunglasses you’ll find that there are always blue skies –  a little something to brighten up your day even in the dullest weather!

Tom Ford Sunglasses at Churchill Optical.com

Tom Ford Martina Sunglasses

Tom Ford Martina Sunglasses in Black

Treat yourself to a new pair of sunglasses now: buy Tom Ford Martina shades here and delivery to the UK is free or charge.


Be like Bond, James Bond in the Tom Ford Marko 0144 Sunglasses – as seen in Skyfall.

The Tom Ford 0144 Marko Sunglasses


You Don’t have to be Daniel Craig or James Bond to wear the must have Tom Ford Marko Sunglasses. From a British perspective it’s not that sunny right now – in fact it’s likely to be snowing, but we at Churchill Optical believe that it’s acceptable to wear sunglasses day and night regardless of what the sun has to say about it, because let’s face it – wearing designer sunglasses is great fun!

Put on the Tom Ford Marko shades and you will probably feel that little bit more manly, that bit more action hero – and you’ll be forgiven for humming the James Bond theme in your head.

Buy the Tom Ford Marko Skyfall Sunglasses for the Lowest Price Online

Get the Tom Ford 0144 sunglasses from ChurchillOptical.com for the lowest price online with free delivery and free returns:

TomFordMarkoSkyfallSunglassesOnly £144.80 for the lowest price online – click here to buy now



Your Favourite Ray-Ban Glasses of 2012 – The Ray-Ban RB 5228

The Ray Ban 5228 Designer Glasses

Your favourite eye glasses at Churchill Optical.com are the Ray-Ban 5228, but why?

Finding and buying the perfect pair of designer glasses can be a difficult task. We’ve made efforts to simplify the process as much as possible but there are still inherent factors that can make the process confusing, namely:

  • Varied selection of designer eye glasses frames to choose from 

As much as this is a good thing, sometimes with so many different styles to choose from it’s difficult to make that final decision on which pair of frames to go for. To an extent there is convergence in the styles and shapes of many of the most popular glasses frames – so your decision can come down to minute details as you try to eliminate options until you are left with the one perfect pair of designer glasses.

  • Lots of amazing eyewear brands on offer
With designer eyewear brands such as Tom Ford eyewear, Prada eye glasses, Ray-Ban designer glasses to choose from, it can be tough knowing which brand to go for. For example, you may have narrowed your selection down to two pairs of glasses, both rectangular and tortoiseshell, one is Tom Ford and the other Ray-Ban – you like them both equally but it’s then a case of which brand you relate with most and want to be seen in.
  • Life priorities – are you buying for work, for sport or to look your best socially?
For those who don’t have the budget to buy more than one pair of eye glasses, it can be a trade off between buying your glasses to look sensible and professional at work or being fashionable and expressing yourself when socialising – i.e., practicality versus appearance.
 This is where the Ray-Ban 5228 steps in and why our opticians at Churchill Optical.com believe this designer frame is such a favourite – the RayBan 5228 really meets all the criteria:

  • The RayBan 5228 frame suits almost all face types
  • Lightweight and well designed the Ray Ban 5228 glasses are very comfortable
  • Available in a wide variety of colours, you can have a tortoiseshell RB 5228 frame for work and a green one for the weekend!
  • A unisex frame, the 5228 is appropriate as men’s and women’s glasses
 It’s classic, it’s simple, it’s retro, it’s geek-chic and everybody loves it! 
The RayBan 5228 is an evolved version of the original Ray-Ban wayfarer. This is why the 5228 looks familiar and iconic. Like a pair of Levi’s 501 jeans, converse high-tops or a can of Coca-Cola, the Ray-Ban 5228 designer eye glasses are another classic product that is becoming the staple of your eyewear collection.
 Buy the Ray-Ban 5228 designer glasses online for cheap from Churchill Optical.com. 
At Churchill Optical.com, we offer the RayBan 5228 for the lowest price online at £133 with lenses starting from £80.00

New Churchill Optical Site Launched

We have been very excited about the launch of our new site, after feedback from our customers we have developed a site that we feel is far more user friendly in the process of purchasing prescription frames.

Feel free to give us your feedback and remember if you are looking for the best deals on sunglasses or prescription designer glasses then you know that we are the best place buy from.

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