Need glasses in a hurry?

Broken your glasses? Left them on the bus? Dog eat them, again?!

We know how you feel. We’ve been there ourselves. In fact, the frustration of lost and broken glasses and the cost and hassle of replacing them inspired us to start Dresden in the first place!

Why should you fork out loads of cash and wait so long for replacement glasses? For those of us who need our glasses to see, it’s not good enough. We simply need our glasses, now!

We can help. We make glasses to your prescription on-the-spot.

Our emergency glasses service can make you a new pair of single vision glasses (distance or readers) with Dresden frames in around 24 hours.

If you’re in Sydney or Melbourne, come see us in store so we help you out even faster (we can make glasses on-the-spot, before your eyes)!

If you’re in a hurry, best to call or email us ahead to check we’ve got the lenses you need. If you don’t have a prescription, you can book in with our optometrist.

For more complex glasses prescriptions, like multifocal or high prescription, we’ll need a bit more time (and we can only handle these in store). But while you’re waiting we can help get you by with a spare pair of Dresden single vision prescription glasses.

Most importantly, we want you to get back to whatever it was you were doing, as soon as possible. No up-sells, no rust proofing. Just super affordable transparent pricing, fast turn-around and high quality glasses, made while you wait.

Not just any old pair of glasses.

So what do you get when you order Dresden glasses?

  • A simple, modular glasses system. It’s like Lego for glasses! Choose your own custom colour combo. All parts are interchangeable. You can swap and change at any time to change your look or update your lenses if your prescription changes or scratch one.
  • Australian-made frames manufactured by us with lightweight, ultra-durable nylon in a zero waste closed loop
  • An unbeatable lifetime frame warranty
  • High quality Zeiss lenses, including anti-reflective coatings as standard
  • Quick turn-around – lenses cut on-the-spot in store right in front of you
  • A recyclable cardboard case and a lens cleaning cloth

Our Prices

Single vision (distance or readers) glasses for standard prescriptions cost just $49-$99. We also do multifocals, workplace lenses, polarised, transition, blue filter and more. Our prices include the Dresden frame AND Zeiss lenses. See our range of prices or order online.

Fast turn-around

Send us your prescription, Pupil Distance & size preferences, we’ll handle the rest. Choose your colours from our extensive range, or simply say you want something conservative or funky!

Australia-wide shipping

We’ll make your glasses pronto, then post from our Sydney or Melbourne workshops. Flat fee of $10 for trackable shipping Australia-wide, via Australia Post (or $15 for Express Post so you can get them in a day or two). Free shipping Australia-wide for all orders over $100.

Let's get the ball rolling

If you need glasses urgently, let’s not beat around the bush. There are two ways you can get your emergency glasses order going:


Get in touch with us via the form below. Include as much detail about your prescription and eyewear needs as you can (do you use glasses for reading? Or for driving?), so we have all the info we need to help you as quickly as possible.

If you have your prescription handy, you can upload a photo or file of it here.

Your Name

Your Email

Your Phone Number (optional)

How can we help?

Your Prescription (optional)


Contact us directly, at the store nearest to you. We’re in Sydney and Melbourne currently. Opening hours will vary from day to day. If you are outside of opening hours, you can send the store an email, or use the contact form on this page.

Looking for something else?

We don’t stop at single vision prescription glasses. We can also offer other fast turn-around items such as

Looking for something else, not on this list? Contact us and we’ll do what we can to help.

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