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Strongly referencing Los Angeles in the early 1970s, Blackfriars takes the aviator as its starting point but through the addition of a high keyhole bridge and an elegant sweep to the sides, it manages to balance the change from a classic sun silhouette to a bold yet wearable optical.

Kirk Originals Handmade Sunglasses bespoke lens cutting

Prescription Lenses

How it Works

Step 1.After purchasing your desired frame, it will be delivered to your home with clear lenses for you to try on and get a feel for. 

Step 2.Our customer service team will contact you within three days of delivery to enquire whether you’re happy with your chosen frame.

Step 3.We will discuss lens options with you and you’ll need to confirm if you'd like Kirk Originals to glaze your new optical frame. However, if preferable, you can have them glazed at your local optician.

Step 4.If you wish to proceed with us, we will then collect your frame and begin the process of glazing your glasses. Please note that glazed lenses are non-refundable.

Step 5.Once the lenses have been glazed and fitted, Kirk Originals will ship the finished frame back to you ready for a lifetime of use. 

Prescription Benefits

– Reduced eyestrain

– Optimised for viewing digital devices

– Smudge resistant

– Glare and reflection reduction

– Scratch-resistant

– Full UV protection with an E-SPF rating of 35 indexes; the highest available on clear optical lenses

– Water & dust repellent

– Two-year guarantee

– CR39 lightweight and minimum distortion

Sun Protection

For an additional cost of £88, we can offer prescription sun lenses in four colours; Black, Brown, Grey and Grey/Green, with 15% LTF Crizal Sun UV tint on all prescription lenses.

Benefits include:

– Natural colour perception

– Glare reduction

– Comfortable vision

– UVA & UVB protection

– Easy to clean lenses

Screen Protection

We can offer a Prevencia coating (on the non-sun lenses). This is the same price as sapphire, but offers protection from blue-light that’s emitted from your tablet, phone, computer, etc. This has a slight blue tinge but it’s very popular now due to all of the attention surrounding blue-light and its damaging effect it has on your retinol cells and more.

Lens Types

Kirk Originals Handmade Sunglasses shaping grind stone


Design Notes

Mark Brown, Creative Director


We offer complimentary free shipping worldwide on all frames purchased from our website. Your brand-new frames will be with you within 3-5 working days.

Should you wish to return your purchase please contact within 14 days of receiving your order, clearly stating the reasons for your return.

All customers purchasing in the UK will be charged VAT. For all purchases that are delivered outside the UK we do not include any VAT or local import charges. You will be responsible for any additional charges that may be required at the request of your local import and customs governing body.

For more information please visit our Deliveries & Returns page

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