Need glasses in a hurry?

Dog eaten your glasses? Left them on the bus? Are you currently sitting on them?

We know how you feel. We’ve been there ourselves, more times than we care to remember. In fact, lost and broken glasses are the reason why we started Dresden in the first place.

The cost and hassle of replacing glasses makes it so much more frustrating.

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 get it. We can help.

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

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

For more complex glasses prescriptions, like multifocal or bi-focal glasses, we’ll need a bit more time (and we can only handle these items in store), but while you’re waiting we can help get you by with a spare pair of single vision prescription glasses. You really never know when a spare pair of glasses will come in handy!

Most importantly, we won’t muck you around.

We want you to get back to whatever it was you were doing, as soon as possible. No up-sells, no rust proofing. Just 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?

  • Australian made glasses frames, produced in Sydney
  • Lightweight, ultra-durable Nylon frames, designed and made to last — no more frames held together with sticky tape.
  • High quality Carl Zeiss lenses, including anti-reflective coatings as standard
  • Quick turn-around, with lenses cut whilst you wait — come in to one of our workshops and watch us cut your lenses
  • An interchangeable glasses system, with parts that you can swap and change at any time — change your look or update your lenses if your prescription changes
  • An unbeatable 10 year warranty
  • A recyclable cardboard case and a lens cleaning cloth

Our Prices

Single vision (distance or readers) glasses for standard prescriptions cost just $49 plus shipping. See our full 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 in minutes, then post from our Sydney or Melbourne workshops. We guarantee 24 hour turnaround for metro areas, 48 hour turnaround for regional areas.

Our prices include Frames and Lenses. A flat fee of $10 also applies for trackable shipping Australia-wide, via Australia Post (Express post also available). There are no further costs, no extra fees for lenses, lens coatings or add-ons. What you see is what you get.

Guaranteed for 10 years

Dresden glasses come backed by a 10 year guarantee. Scratched a lens? No worries. Sat on them by accident (again)? Kein problem.

We believe our glasses are made of tougher stuff and can handle whatever life throws at them, including whatever brought you here today. When you get a pair of Dresden specs, you don’t just get a nifty pair of glasses, you get a guarantee that we will take care of you, through thick and thin.

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 also upload 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, click below to find the contact details for your nearest store.

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 to on this page (<— over there).

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 & we’ll do what we can to help.

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