Sustainable glasses

Made from waste Australian bank notes

Frame and lenses from $49

They’re actually made of money

Eye exams for all the family

Exceptional optometrists

Free retinal photography

Consultation $71

You’ll love your Dresdens

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Glasses from $49

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Good vision for everyone

We’re on a mission to bring high-quality, sustainably-made prescription glasses to anyone in the world, no matter where they live and how much money they have.


The Dresden modular frame system

Choose your size & colours, snap together. Done.

Dresden comes at eyewear in a totally different way. We’ve designed a simple modular system with a single classic frame shape that’s oh so flexible. Everything’s interchangeable: the lenses and the frame parts (which come in a range of sizes and a riot of colours, even the pins).

Our main frame range is made from an ultra durable, recyclable, and beautifully comfortable, lightweight nylon. Plus we’re doing all sorts of creative things with upcycling waste materials.

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Dresden Canada now accepts cryptocurrency BTZ

So you can swap your old records for Dresdens

Kia ora, bro: Dresden opens in New Zealand

Prime Ponsonby Rd location is first spot.
New products

Making frames out of money — literally

Introducing a very special, limited-edition batch of Dresden frames made out of money.

The spirit of German design
with Australian practicality.
Locally made in Sydney from the finest materials

We started by going back to a craft excellence we felt had been lost; a time where there was a direct connection between the making of a product and the person it was intended for. It’s something we associate strongly with German values of design and manufacturing.

We admire how Germany has maintained its traditions, yet has a hypermodern edge. Innovation sits quite naturally alongside craftsmanship that’s been honed over generations, producing quality design that pushes boundaries while retaining a timeless appeal.

The paradox of German design is also the essence of Dresden’s approach. Organic yet technical. Playful yet functional.

Are Dresdens right for you?

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with our 3D creation station

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