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Buyer's Guide


Your guide to buying better glasses with Bailey Nelson.

Price guide

Find out about our frames and lenses pricing. Includes customisation for sun protection and extras.

Prescription glasses

All prices include 1.5 index optical lenses with anti-reflective, scratch-resistant coating or non-prescription polarised lenses.

Single vision lenses

Perfect for either distance or near vision correction.

acetate glasses



steel glasses



titanium glasses



Any two pairs for $300

Premium Multifocal

Digital freeform multifocal with minimal distortion.







Any two pairs for $650

Office, Relax and Bifocal

Designed to suit multiple lifestyle needs in one lens.

acetate bifocal glasses



steel bifocal glasses



titanium bifocal glasses



Any two pairs for $650


You can add a range of custom items and lens colours to tailor your glasses perfectly for your lifestyle.

Lens thickness

Depending on your script, you may benefit from choosing thinner and lighter lenses.

standard thickness lenses



Two pairs for $300

thin prescription lenses



Two pairs for $420

thinner lens thickness



Two pairs for $540

thinnest lens thickness



Two pairs for $660


Comfortable custom nose pads, or blue light protection for screen use.

blue light filter

Blue Light Filter


add nose pads to glasses

Nose Pads


Sun protection

A must for protecting your eyes from harmful UV light.

polarisation for lenses



tinted lenses

Tinted prescription lenses


transition lenses

Transition lenses


Special offers

A few of our best special offers.


Our 2 for $300 just got bigger—now includes all frames in store

We know it's hard to choose, and luckily you don't have to.

Our expanded 2 pair offer means you can now choose 2 pairs of glasses with single vision lenses for $300 or 2 pairs of multifocal lenses for $650.

If you are looking for sunglasses, you can get 2 pairs of non-prescription sunglasses for $300 or prescription lenses with a tint for an additional $30 per pair.

Choose from all frames in-store, including our super lightweight and comfortable Titanium collection.

Terms & Conditions

Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Other lenses and lens add-ons will carry an additional charge. Both pairs must be for the same customer and redeemed in one transaction with a valid prescription.


Student discount

Save 15% on the cost of your glasses.

student discount for glasses

If you are a student, you are entitled to receive 15% off the total price. That is 15% off the frame, lenses and any extras you choose.

Terms & Conditions

Offer available to students with valid student ID only. Cannot be used with other offers. Discount not transferable in whole or part for cash.


Health Fund Offer

For a limited time, we're giving private health fund members $60 off polarised lenses for any prescription sunglasses, including multifocals. You can even redeem this offer on top of the 2 for $300 offer, and for as many pairs of prescription sunglasses as you'd like.

Terms & Conditions

Can be used with 2 pair offers, but cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts. Offer available in store and online for all polarised prescription sun lenses purchased. Redeemable on presentation of a valid Health Fund Membership card. Offer valid until 24th April 2021.


Find out about our frames and lenses pricing. Includes customisation for sun protection and extras.

Handcrafted frames, designed in-house

Every Bailey Nelson frame is designed in-house, where our team puts together mood boards for inspiration, sketches initial designs, and maps out product details for prototyping.

Take a look through our huge variety of frame sizes, shapes and colours to find a pair that suits your taste and personality. We add new styles every few months, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Have a look through our range using our virtual try on tool. If you have a valid prescription, you can now buy glasses online, or pop into store and our eyewear stylists will help you find your perfect frame.

Frame styles


Made from cotton fibers, our acetate is flexible, durable and comes in a range of great colours.

Steel and Steel/Acetate combination

Comfortable choice combined with classic style.

Titanium and Titanium/Acetate combination

Flexible, comfortable and super lightweight.


Find out about our frames and lens pricing. Includes customisation for sun protection and extras.

Prescription lenses

Included with every pair at no additional cost. All of our glasses come fitted with the good stuff:

Scratch-resistant treatment

A treatment that does just what it sounds like.

Anti-reflection coating

We apply a coating that does double duty: It eases eye strain and reduces annoying reflections from your lenses (perfect selfie each time).

Smudge resistant lenses

Our lenses are hydrophobic which means they repel water and oil to help resist smudging (because smudges are the worst).

UV protection blocking

For all clear optical lenses 1.5 index prevents 94% of UVA/B from penetrating. 1.6 and above is 100% (protect those peepers!).

Tinted and Polarised lenses

Come with a scratch-resistant treatment and have 100% UVA/B protection.

Pricing: Single vision lenses







Any two pairs for $300

Premium multifocal lenses

Multifocals are great if you need both distance and reading correction. Multifocals provide sharp overall vision and seamlessly transition from distance correction on top to reading correction on bottom. That means you can see your whole field of vision without switching between multiple pairs of glasses.

What are multifocal lenses?


Look straight ahead for activities like watching TV and driving.


Good for spending time on the computer.


For all close-up work like reading and paperwork.

Our multifocals

Bailey Nelson’s multifocal lenses are digital freeform lenses. This means they provide lenses that are easy to adapt to while the wearer enjoys sharper, wider vision with greater comfort and reduced distortion.

  • Quick and easy adaptation
  • Clear and wide fields of vision for all zones
  • Enhanced visual comfort
  • Optimal, accurate vision
  • Reduced peripheral distortion, also called “swimming” effect
  • Effortless viewing across the lens with reduced eye strain
  • Stable vision, even while moving
Pricing: Premium Multifocal







Any two pairs for $650

Office, Relax and Bifocal lenses

Office lenses

Office lenses are the perfect solution if you want clear near and intermediate vision. An office lens is ideal as a second pair if you also wear a progressive. Office lenses extend your near vision range. They are perfect for many different types of working environments.

  • Increase range of clear vision from reading distance to up to 2m away
  • Perfect first or second pair if you want near vision glasses for activities like drawing, jobs around the house or playing an instrument

Relax lenses

This lens provides greater comfort than standard distance single vision. By allowing your focusing to relax, your visual accommodation is better managed throughout the day.

  • Ideal if you use near vision for extended periods doing activities such as reading, texting, paperwork etc.
  • Ideal if you are starting to need reading glasses
  • Ideal if your use of digital devices (smartphones, tablets) leave you suffering from symptoms of visual fatigue or digital eye strain

Bifocal lenses

Bailey Nelson bifocals come in two different types. A flat top and a curve top. A flat top is used for customers with a standard script whilst a curve top is used for high index bifocals.

  • Good if you use near vision for extended periods doing activities such as reading, texting, paperwork etc.
  • Good if you do not need intermediate vision or don’t want to use a progressive

Pricing: Office, Relax and Bifocal lenses







Any two pairs for $650

High index prescription lenses

If you have a stronger prescription, a high index lens allows you to wear a lens that is lightweight and thin. This ensures more comfortable glasses even if your long-sightedness, short-sightedness, or astigmatism prescription is high. It means you can reduce the thickness of the lenses you need, in the frames you love (don’t forget that everyone likes thin, lightweight lenses so even low prescriptions benefit from high index lenses).

All our high index lenses come with 100% UV protection.

our thinnest lenses are up to 50% thinner than our standard 1.5 lens

Thin 1.6 high index

These lenses are thin and lightweight and allow you to wear your favourite frames in perfect comfort and style. 1.6 high index lenses are up to 25% thinner than 1.5 standard lenses (recommended for lenses between +/-2.50 and +/-4.50 total power)

Thinner 1.67 high index

Recommended for anyone with a strong prescription (+/-4.50 or higher total power), 1.67 high index lenses are up to 38% thinner than 1.5 standard lenses.

Thinnest 1.74 high index

These lenses, recommended for those with especially strong prescriptions (+/-5.50 or higher total power), are up to 50% thinner than 1.5 standard lenses.

Pricing: High Index Lenses
normal lenses



Two for $300

thin index lenses 1.6



Two for $420

thinner index lenses 1.67



Two for $540

thinnest index lenses 1.74



Two for $660


Blue Light Filter

Blue light filter decreases the amount of blue light coming from digital devices and may help reduce digital eye strain, so your eyes won't feel so tired by the end of the day. The big benefit is that it increases contrast and comfort for people who look at digital screens a lot — all of us, basically.

Some exceptions

We don’t offer our Blue Light Filter for varifocal glasses or our ultra thin 1.74 index lenses. These lenses have more complicated refraction technology packed inside and we can only fit so much in a small space - sorry about that!

Nose Pads

While our steel and titanium frames come with nose pads, some people may choose to add nose pads to our acetate frames. Whether for added comfort or to stop your glasses sliding down your nose (particularly helpful for those people with narrow noses), these are a great addition to your new frames.

Blue Light Filter


Nose Pads



Cat-Eye or Aviator, Round or Square, we have 100’s of styles for you to try tinted, polarised, transitions - the choice is yours.

We’ve got options to meet a variety of vision needs, including polarised lenses, Transitions® and different tints to reduce the impact of UV radiation on your eyes.

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clip sunglasses

Non-prescription sunglasses

Our non-prescription, polarised sunglasses start from only $175.

These lenses offer style and protection with no vision correction. Most people choose this option when they’re shopping for a new pair of everyday sunglasses. Our non-prescription glasses come with polarised lenses at no added cost. These eliminate glare, increase contrast and improve colour perception, allowing for better vision and comfort with every wear.

sunglasses clips

Sun Protection Extras

Prescription sunglasses

Starting at $205, our prescription sunglasses are available in a range of colours, as well as the option for full or graduated tint – choose your fighter!



Reduces brightness and glare, a neutral tint that transmits colour so they retain their true beauty. Best for bright outdoor sunlight to help reduce squinting and eyestrain.


Reduces glare, increases colour perception and blocks out a large percentage of harmful blue light which helps to brighten vision on cloudy days and increase contrast between colours. Great for driving or outdoor action sports.


Like Grey, this tint reduces glare while brightening shadows and transmitting a high level of natural colour. It provides contrast to colours and adds to visual clarity.


Available in both prescription and non-prescription sunglasses in tints such as green, grey and brown, polarised is the only lens type that specifically reduces reflected glare that you see off surfaces such as water, snow and roads, as well as blocking UV rays. They’re especially recommended for driving, fishing, boating and most other outdoor activities, where glare interferes with what you are seeing.


Transitions lenses

Light Intelligent lenses™ that automatically adapt to changing light, Transitions® lenses darken when outdoors and return to clear when indoors. They also reduce glare, prevent eye strain, and filter more blue light from the sun and screens than our classic lenses.

  • Fully clear indoors
  • Dark outdoors
  • Returns to clear faster than ever
  • Protect your eyes outdoors blocking 100% of UVA and UVB rays

As our lives get busier, Transitions® lenses work double duty for you. From walking to the cafe to working late in the office, Transitions® lenses adjust to your lifestyle. 

Available in seven stylish colours and for all prescription types, from single vision and progressive to non-prescription and readers. Scratch resistant, anti-reflection and smudge resistant coatings included.

transition lenses from indoors to outdoors

Buying online

Is it time to get new glasses? Learning how to buy glasses online is easy. From finding the frames that will fit you best to entering the key details for your prescription, our guide will help you through every step.

Step 1

Choose your frames

Now it is even easier to choose your frames with virtual try on and recommendations. Simply click the ‘Try on’ button, and follow the prompts to visualise the selected frame on your face.

Step 2

Enter your prescription and measurements

You will need a copy of your prescription to buy glasses online. If you don’t know your prescription or if it has expired, you can book an appointment online.

You will also need to measure your pupillary distance. Find out how.

When you’re buying glasses online, it’s also important to have your glasses measurements on hand. Knowing the measurements of your current glasses will help find the perfect fit for your next pair. Just take a look at the temple arm of your existing pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses to find the right figures.

frame measurements

Only single vision near or distance glasses can be purchased online. If you need multifocal glasses, please contact your local Bailey Nelson store.

We also sell non-prescription clear lenses. Simply select ‘Non-prescription’ to buy glasses or sunglasses without a prescription. Please note you cannot claim non-prescription glasses using your optical extras on your health fund.

Step 3

Choose your lenses

Next select the lens options and treatments to enhance your glasses.

Step 4


Once you’re happy with your order you can proceed to payment. Your glasses will then be made to order and delivered for free. Orders usually take up to 10 working days to be delivered. Your new glasses will arrive ready to be slipped on and enjoyed!

If you are not happy with your glasses for any reason, you can return them to us. No worries, no fuss. If you’re a health fund member, you can claim your purchase via your health fund's claims process once you've completed your purchase.

Step 5


We offer free lifetime adjustments on any Bailey Nelson frame should you find yourself needing a tune-up.

We want to make sure you absolutely love your glasses. If you are not completely happy with your pair, such as with the fit, the style, the lens type or how your prescription works in the frame, our return policy offers free returns and exchanges for 30 days after your delivery date.

Customer promises

The things we stand by and always strive to deliver on.

No quibble, no fuss

We want you to be completely happy with your purchase. If you have any concerns within 30 days of the date of your purchase, we will offer a hassle-free return or exchange for our eyewear and accessories.

Comfortable and confident in multifocals

Some people can take a bit of time to get used to new multifocal lenses, which is why we’re giving you an additional guarantee. If you cannot get on with them, bring them back within three months of the date of your purchase and you can exchange them or get a full refund.

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Quality that we're proud of

We believe our frames & lens treatments to be of the highest quality which is why we offer a 1 year manufacturer guarantee on all our frames and lens treatments. This covers stepping, ripping or cracking your frame as well as scratches, crazing in the coating and other manufacturing faults.

quality scratch resistant UV protection lenses

Forever looking good and fitting well

At Bailey Nelson, you can always come in to have your frames adjusted or professionally cleaned. This service is completely free for the life of your glasses.

frames for every face