Inspired by glasses from the Cutler and Gross archive, originally found at the Laurence Corner Army Surplus Store on London’s Drummond Street in the 70s. A staple of the British Fashion scene, the store was favoured as the source of inspiration for top designers, musicians and artists for over 50 years.
Adopted as an urban fashion icon in the 60s and early 70s, the ‘GI’ frame was utilitarian and well built. The 1393 is the perfect square sunglass with lowered hinges, nodding to its practical use in the past
- Colour: Dark Turtle
- Frame size: 50-23-150
To order prescription lenses online you will require:
This is the index of the lens, the index of the lens determines how thin and light your lenses will be. We use high quality lenses from HOYA, a Japanese lens manufacturer.
HOYA Single Vision Standard (£100)
1.5 index. Perfect for low prescriptions.
HOYA Single Vision Thin (£150)
1.6 index. Perfect for moderate to high prescriptions. Light weight for added comfort, reduced magnification for improved aesthetic appearance and UV protection.
HOYA Single Vision Thinner (£200)
1.67 index. Perfect for moderate to high prescriptions. Even lighter for added comfort, reduced magnification for improved aesthetic appearance and UV protection.
HOYA Single Vision Thinnest (£250)
1.74 index. Perfect for high prescriptions. The thinnest and lightest lens that we do! Extra light for added comfort, reduced magnification for improved aesthetic appearance and UV protection.
Hi-Vision Longlife (Included)
HOYA's most premium and durable anti-reflection coating. Benefits include;
- Water repellent
- Scratch resistant / Durable
- Oil / Grease repellent
Blue Control Coating (+£55)
Includes all the benefits as Hoya's Hi-Vision LongLife coating as well neutralising the blue light emitted by digital screens, reducing eye strain and sleeplessness. Benefits include the reduction of glare and enhanced contrast, resulting in extra comfort when using digital devices.
Sunglasses Tinted Lenses (+£55)
- 100% UV protection
- Excellent glare reduction
- Available in three stylish colours: Brown, Grey and Green.
Sunglasses Polarised Lenses (+£70)
In addition to the benefits above, a specially designed film helps to prevent glare further by limiting the direction of light that can pass through the lens. In particular, glare caused by reflections from water, snow and other light reflecting surfaces (e.g. wet roads) is cut out. Great for the outdoorsy types!
Photochromic Lenses: HOYA Sensity 2 (+£70)
You can upgrade to photochromic lenses, HOYA Sensity 2 lenses adapt to their surroundings so your eyes don’t have to: they darken to sunglasses outdoors and quickly fade back to full clarity indoors.
- Comfortable vision in all light conditions
- Consistent performance in all climates, regions and weather circumstances
- Swift transition from clear to tinted and vice versa
- 100% UV protection
- Excellent glare reduction
- Available in three stylish colours: Bronze Brown, Silver Grey and Emerald Green
We accept prescriptions with a SPH value no greater than +/-6.00 and a CYL value no greater than -2.50. Stronger prescriptions require more precise measurements to be taken to ensure optimum vision, this is also the reason why we do not offer varifocals or children's glasses online.
For more information on prescription lenses, see here. If in doubt, our team of optometrists will be happy to advise you on which lenses would be most suitable for your prescription and your requirements. Please contact us for any queries.
Returns & Exchanges
At Chakshu London we offer a 14-day return or exchange policy from the date you receive your order. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. If you were eligible for free delivery, a £10 delivery fee will be deducted from your refund.
Prescription lenses are non-refundable, you will only be refunded the frame price if you wish to return a prescription pair of glasses.
For more information read our full returns policy.
SHIPPING TO THE UK:
- FREE for orders over £30
- £4.00 with orders under £30
- Delivery within 1-3 working days, with Royal Mail Tracked and Signed service or DHL.
- Free next day UK delivery available on certain products, if ordered before 1PM GMT Monday - Friday.
SHIPPING TO THE REST OF THE WORLD:
- A £15.00 shipping charge is applied
- Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed service used
- Delivery within 10-21 working days, depending on location.
Prescription glasses orders will be dispatched within 3-5 working days, however more complicated prescription glasses orders can take up to 10 days to dispatch.
For more information on specific countries read our full shipping policy.