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Q: Are your Eyeglass frames genuine vintage?

A: Yes,  all our frames are genuine antique and vintage, we do not sell reproductions.

Q: When were your vintage eyeglass frames made?

A; Our frames were made between the years 1850-1970.

Q: Do your vintage eyeglass frames come with lenses?

A: The majority of the vintage eyewear we sell do not come with lenses. Some have never had lenses installed and other's were removed during the cleaning process. The frames that have lenses usually have a prescription in them and are not clear lenses. You are welcome to inquire about specific pair's if you cannot tell from the photo's.

Q: Are the Eyeglasses in the picture's the exact pair I will receive?

A; Yes. We photograph each pair of vintage eyeglasses individually because every pair is different and unique, rarely are two the same.

Q: Where do you get these antique and vintage eyeglasses?

A: Our vintage and Antique eyeglasses come from Old optical shop's, estate sales, flea market's and Antique dealers.

Q: Where can I get new prescription Lenses installed in these frame's?

A: Most optician's can install new prescription lenses in your vintage frames. Many of the larger chain's don't like doing it but many privately owned store's will be happy to do it for you. There are also online service's that you can send your frames to such as Eyeglasspeople.com.

Q: Where are you guys located? Do you have a Shop where I can come and try on your vintage eyewear?

A: We are located in Brooklyn NY. However, we do not presently have a brick and mortar store, we sell online only.

 

Payment

Q: What form's of payment do you accept?

A: We accept all major credit cards as well as paypal. 

Q: Do you accept insurance for the purchase of vintage eyeglasses?

A: We don't take insurance but you may qualify for reimbursement from  your insurance company as an "out of network" purchase. Please contact your insurance company to find out if they will reimburse you.

 

 

Shipping

Q: How much does shipping cost?

A: We offer free shipping to anywhere in th US with USPS First Class Mail.

Q: Do you ship overseas?

A: Yes, we can ship to anywhere in the world. We use USPS Priority Mail international, the cost is $19.

Please note, some countries charge an import tax / customs fees. These fees do not go to us and we are not responsable for paying these fees.

Q: How long will it take to get my glasses?

A: Most frames are mailed within 24 business hours.  It usually takes 3-5 business days to arrive anywhere in the US but can sometimes take a few days longer. International shipments usually take 5-14 days depending on the shipping method used.

Q: How can I track my order?

A: As soon as your order is shipped you will receive an automated e-mail with your shipping information and the tracking number. You can also track your order by logging into your account.

 

Returns

Q: Can I return my vintage eyeglasses if I don’t like them?

Yes, you can return the vintage frames to us for an exchange or a refund.  All returns need to have a RMA in order to be proccesed, please contact us beforehand to request a RMA. All frames sent back to us must be postmarked within 7 days of receipt to qualify for a refund, 30 days for an exchange. 

Q: What happens if I receive faulty/damaged frames?

We take great care to ensure that all our vintage and antique eyeglasses are correctly described, should this not be the case you can send them back to us for a full refund or exchange.

 

Size

Here is the way we measure our vintage eyeglass frames:

Frame width: The total front width from the outside of the frames.

Lens width: The size of the actual lens, not including the frame around it.

Bridge size:  Generally measured as the space between the two lenses. On later plastic frames (Cat-eye, Horn Rim Etc. ) we give the distance between the lenses themselves, whereas on older metal frames we find it more effective to give the distance between the parts of the frame holding the lenses, not the lenses themselves. See below for diagram.

Temple length: Measured from the hinge to the tip, as though they were straightened out.

Between Arms: The total width between the two arm's from the inside. We only give this measurement on frames with thick arms where this size is significantly different then the total frame width.

Note: Vintage Eyeglasses tend to run much smaller than modern ones. They were worn much closer to the face. For the best selection of vintage frames, consider wearing the minimum size that would fit you. You can start out by measuring a current pair that fits you and seeing how much smaller you can go. Most frames we sell are medium vintage size. While this would be considered smaller in today's day in age, they will fit most people.

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