When we started Archibald, we knew there was little point in offering frames - meticulously made by our team of master craftsmen in Japan - if the lenses we were pairing them with were sub-par. We realised the world of lenses was just as murky as that of frames - opticians had their 10x mark-ups on both cheap and high grade offerings and online retailers used unacceptably low grade lenses as part of a "free prescription lenses" gimmick.
At Archibald, we take our lenses seriously, so seriously in fact that many of you have come to realize the difference. We have developed our offering by working closely with one of Japan's leading premium lens manufacturers curating our own line of premium optics and sunglasses lenses. When you own a pair of Archibald's, a new pair of glasses is needed less often than a new prescription.
Given this it is only fair we offer some sort of service to help get your frames fitted with an updated pair of lenses of the same integrity as those they first arrived with. At the same time, as our young collection is growing - rather than subjugate you to the ridiculous mark-ups on poor lenses, we have decided to offer the re-glazing service to non-Archibald branded frames as well - our way of saying sorry for not quite getting our act together quick enough with a pair that suits.