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Andrew's Story

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Andrew, a trans-Tasman Dresden lover, used to wear previous pairs of glasses long after he stopped liking them because they cost so much. That's no longer a problem.

Which suburb and town/city/country do you live in?

Auckland, New Zealand – previously Collingwood, Australia.

What do you do for a job?

Manager with a large construction company.

How did you first hear about Dresden?

I regularly walked past the Smith Street, Collingwood store for a few years.

What made you interested in giving the glasses a try?

I liked the style and range of colours, way before I knew about the flexibility, sustainability and price. Previously, I’d always paid more than $500 for glasses, so I felt I had to hang on to them for a long time due to the cost. Perhaps far longer than I liked them for. Plus I have long-distance glasses and readers, so it was double the damage.

What do you like about them?

The flexibility, sustainability and price.

How many pairs of Dresden glasses and/or frame systems do you have?


Tell us about buying your first pair.

As I was only in Collingwood for the weekend from New Zealand, I had to order the prescription glasses and pick them up later.

I have single-vision lenses, one pair for long-distance and one pair for reading. It was very easy to choose colours. I dropped into the MLC Centre, Sydney store a few weeks after getting my Dresdens for an adjustment and made the mistake of trying on another colour…

What colour or colours are your frame front and frames arms?

White front, black arms. Clear front, clear arms. Black and orange; orange and white; blue and blue; red and red. The pins are all different, too!

I must admit I am quite nervous about swapping the lenses, although it isn’t that hard. They’re just a very tight fit. I may need some training – or for the price, I might just buy more lenses.

What’s your opinion about the quality of the lenses?

First class.

What do you think about the cost of the frames and lenses?

Amazing, truly.

Sustainability is at the core of Dresden’s business – which part of their recycling and reusing efforts most appeals to you?

I like the concept of replacement and recycling. Also, the frames made from recycled plastic and money!

How resilient are your glasses to being bumped and dropped?

Better than any glasses I have ever owned.

What do you like most about your Dresden glasses?

Everything. An added bonus is I get heaps of compliments about my go-to frames, the clears with red pins.

Have you recommended these glasses to anyone else? If so, who and why?

Yes, generally because people ask me about my Dresdens.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

I’m looking forward to Dresden opening in Auckland. [Note from Dresden: we’ve landed in Auckland!]