Willkommen to Dresden

We do things differently. We’re Australians, inspired by German design and craftsmanship, making our own frames right here in Australia with recycled and recyclable materials.

No Women’s, Men’s or Kid’s, simply a modular frame system in four sizes, a riot of colours with top quality Zeiss lenses. Choose your own colour combo – as classic, spiffy, understated or bright as you like.

Sunnies, prescription glasses & sunnies, readers, multifocals, contact lenses? We do the lot. In a way that’s so much simpler and affordable, without any compromise on quality.

No silly mark-ups either. Complete prescription glasses and sunnies from just $49.

See one of our highly qualified optometrists or give us your prescription. We’ll cut your lenses and assemble your glasses in-store so you can see how simple and Schnell it is. No secret labs. No white coats. No great mystery.

If you’re in the neighbourhood come and see us. We’d love to help you in-store or online.

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Our story

Here’s where we impress the pants off you with all our past experience in optics. But until we started Dresden, we didn’t have any. Zilch. We’re coming at things differently – from the same place as you.

Our founders Bruce and Jason are frustrated glasses-wearers. Let’s face it, glasses are annoying. You lose them, you break them. You scratch them. You forget them. They’re fragile, expensive and hopelessly inconvenient … [read more]


Local manufacturing

A desire to be closer to manufacturing has been fundamental in shaping Dresden. Our frames are designed and made by us right here in Australia in a zero waste, closed loop system. We injection mould a fully recyclable nylon which is ultra durable and beautifully lightweight. We are also experimenting with recycled plastics – think milk bottle and beer keg lids and plastic washed up from the ocean!


FITZROY 225 Smith St, VIC 3065  smithst@dresden.com.au  (03) 9417 0527  Opening hours >

WINDSOR 162 Chapel St, VIC 3181  chapelst@dresden.com.au  (039510 7894  Opening hours >





CITY: MLC Centre, Shop 7, Lvl 7, 19 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000 martinplace@dresden.com.au  (02) 9221 2377  Opening hours >

DARLING SQUARE: Steam Mill Lane – opening mid April 2018

NEWTOWN: 417a  King St, NSW 2042 newtown@dresden.com.au  (02) 9517 1855  Opening hours >

POTTS POINT: 1c Roslyn St, NSW 2011 pottspoint@dresden.com.au  (02) 9331 3397  Opening hours >

ROZELLE: Shop 2, 625 Darling St, NSW 2039 rozelle@dresden.com.au  (02) 9818 7111  Opening hours >