Independent and trusted reviews and tests of optical products, including spectacles.

FL Zoomies

Zoomies review

If you can't see how stupid these things are, you need more than glasses.

4 Nov 2014 | OK, so $30 may not seem like a lot of money, but there are plenty of better things to spend it on than Zoomies.


Online optical stores

Online optical stores are undercutting bricks-and-mortar retailers by a wide margin, but they can make critical mistakes.

4 Nov 2013 | Our shadow shop found you can end up with the wrong prescription from an online store, or frames and lenses that don’t fit.


Sunglasses buying guide

What kind of sunglasses should you look for to protect you from the harsh Australian sun?

21 Oct 2012 | How important are sunglasses to your health and what do you need to look for?


Spectacles buying guide

A price war has broken out in the optical industry. CHOICE’s shadow shop will help you assess your next pair of specs – and save plenty.

2 Jul 2010 | Our price guide takes you through the confusing array of extras and options to explain exactly what you need to look for when shopping for specs.


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