Our prices

Glasses that don’t cost the earth

Prescription glasses prices really shouldn’t be so high. But somehow, we end up paying ridiculous prices. At Dresden, we believe the highest standard of optical quality shouldn’t be expensive – it should be the norm, and accessible to everyone, not just those with deep pockets.

All prices are for a complete set of glasses: that is, Dresden frames with precision German-designed lenses.

We’re open about our prices because we have nothing to hide. We like to think of it as glasses made transparent.

Prescription glasses

Stock lenses

With one prescription power
e.g. just for seeing up close OR for seeing in the distance

Standard lens glasses: $49

  • 1.5 index
  • Anti-scratch or anti-reflective coating
  • Prescription range SPH -4 to +4, CYL -2 to 0.
    If you have a prescription outside of this range contact us so we can advise you which lenses will work for you.

Thin lens glasses: $79

1.6 index with anti-reflective coating

Ultra-thin lens glasses: $99

1.6 index with anti-reflective coating

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Multifocal glasses

Progressive lenses with distance, intermediate and reading vision.
At present we can sell these online to existing customers.

Standard multifocals: $249

1.5 index ($249 Polarised). Add $30 for blue filter.

Thin multifocals: $349

1.6 index ($569 Polarised). Add $30 for blue filter.

Ultra-thin multifocals: $449

1.67 index (Polarised not available). Add $30 for blue filter.

Photochromatic multifocals: $249–$579

With blue filter option. Graduated tint and mirror also available.

Existing customer? Buy multifocals


Customised grind

For strong prescriptions

$199 Standard 1.5 index
$299 Thin 1.6 index
$349 Ultra Thin 1.67 index
$549 Thinnest 1.74 index

$249-$479 1.5-1.67 index sunglasses
Solid or graduated tint, mirror, polarised, photochromatic (with blue filter option) available

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Dresden Workplace series

Progressive intermediate to reading optimised for your work environment.

Work and Office

$149 Standard: 1.5 index
$299 Thin: 1.6 index
$449 Ultra Thin: 1.67 index
$30 extra for blue light filter

Work and Go

$199 Standard: 1.5 index
$349 Thin: 1.6 index
$449 Ultra Thin: 1.67 index
$30 extra for blue light filter

We need to measure you for these lenses so come to see us in person.

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Prescription sunnies

Prescription sunnies

Anti-scratch on OUTSIDE of lens, anti-reflective on INSIDE of lens, 100% UV protection & high glare reduction

Standard: 1.5 index $69
Reading or distance lenses, prescription range SPH -4 to +4, CYL -2 to 0.

Thin: 1.6 index $129
Sphere -4 to +6, Combined to -6, CYL -2 to

Prescription sunnies for strong prescriptions

Multifocal sunglasses
$249–$449 Standard, Thin or Ultra Thin lenses

Polarised or Photochromatic Multifocals
$349–$599 Standard, Thin and Ultra Thin lenses

Re-order online or come see us for new customers

Non-prescription glasses

Sunnies $49

Polarised sunnies $99

Anti-scratch with 100% UV protection & high glare reduction

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Blue light blocking glasses $69

Available for adults and children in our four frame sizes – XS, S, M & L.

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