About Us

Welcome to Eyeconic Society

Eyeconic Society is your home for exclusive brands, unique designs and contemporary eyewear.

We’re passionate about offering eyewear that makes an impression. Unlike high street optician chains, we’re committed to supporting independent and boutique brands that deliver quality, style and value for money.

All of our frames and brands have been hand-picked by our founder and fashionista Abby Arkley, and we aim to put a modern twist on everyday styles. Ideal for traditional fashion lovers and individualists, our website is jam-packed with both contemporary and vintage-inspired frames, each of which available in a range of colours and styles.

We’re passionate about making designer eyewear affordable. Not only are all of our frames competitively priced, but we also offer a price-match guarantee if you find the same frames available for less elsewhere. What’s more, all of our frames come with free single vision lenses to help you make the most out of your new eyewear.

We put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Feel free to peruse our website to see our latest fashion eyewear, or get in touch if you’d like to speak to a member of the team. Whether you’re looking for styling or sizing advice, we’re on hand to help.

Our Founder - Abby Arkley

No good company would thrive without a passionate owner, and Eyeconic Society is no exception. Let’s go behind the scenes, and get to know Abby Arkley.

Accessories-obsessed from a young age, my wardrobe was packed with shoes, bags and sunglasses – and that's all before I entered secondary school. To be honest, the majority of my collection came from my mum's wardrobe, where I was forever going into what felt like Aladdin's cave and sneaking out with treasures.

By eight, I got my first pair of glasses. Luckily, my parents understood that I didn’t want to wear those boring rectangular frames from the NHS. As a fashion-conscious young woman, I chose a bold pair of chunky navy frames with a slight cat eye.

Fast forward Thirteen years, and, after training to become a chartered accountant, I travelled the world and met a whole host of unconventional characters. As an eyewear lover, I noticed that people were much more comfortable wearing bright, unique frames that showed off their personalities. Just like me.

Spotting a gap in the market, I decided it was time to launch my own eyewear company. Founding the Retrospex brand in 2013, and, after opening a practicing opticians, launched an e-commerce store to serve fashion-conscious customers across the United Kingdom and now the world.

Within Retrospex's first year we were awarded New Business of the Year at the Portfolio Awards 2014. In April 2017 I made the bold decision to rebrand Retrospex to Eyeconic Society. My vision of a society for eyewear addicts like myself. A place for like minded people to find different brands and styles.

Not only does Eyeconic Society allow me to share my passion for fashion and create a home for people with a unique style, but lets me showcase the incredible talents of independent designers that are so commonly overlooked.

Instead of chasing the trends and stocking the biggest and most popular eyewear brands, I decided to create a brand that's centred around confidence and individuality. I realised that I am my own customer and that I am buying and designing for me. I would never stock a product I don't believe in or I wouldn't wear myself.

I’ve handpicked all of the frames and designers that we stock to ensure we’ve always got a style, shape and colour to suit the wants and needs of our fabulous customers.

Based in the North East of England, I design and develop all the accessories from scratch with the help of a Lancashire-based production team. All of the accessories that we create, like our recently-announced Eyecon glasses cases, are handmade in Britain with innovative technology, using only the highest-quality materials. 

I'd love for you to follow my journey as I take my passion, Eyeconic Society to the next level. Follow our blog where i regularly write, for all of the latest updates, and check back regularly as we launch new original products.

Our Helpful Tips

Not only are we passionate about helping our customers find the right pair luxury sunglasses, but we want our customers to get the most out of their new purchase. Scroll down to our Useful Links for all our eyewear top tips.

Here, we offer a size guide to help you find the perfect frame, and explain how you can add your prescription to your order. Follow our step-by-step guide for help with understanding your prescription, then check out our lenses page to see exactly what lens type you need. Please, contact our team if you need additional help.

We also have a guide explaining everything you need to know about pupillary distance, a measurement which ensures proper lens placement within your frame. Follow our video guide on adjusting your new glasses to make sure your glasses are as comfortable as possible.

Finally, please head over to our blog for even more great tips and advice. Our blog is updated regularly so make sure to check back often for our latest eyewear, fashion and celebrity news and tips. 

Society Members Club

We offer a Society Members Club through which you can earn points and receive money off your next purchase. We’ll give you 50 points just for signing up, so you can benefit from £10 off your next stylish sunglasses straight away. Sign up to our newsletter and we’ll create your account today.


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