While selling sunglasses at the Neighbourgoods Market, I often get asked if my frames can be fit with prescription lenses. This is because of the intrinsic limitations of wood as a material on the scale of spectacle frames.
Most opticians will tell you they won't work with wooden frames as the frame will split.
We'll tell you different. At the core of every Ballo frame is a unique combination of recycled paper and off-cut timber, which are laminated together with a bio resin. This gives our frames durability and allows any pair of Ballo to be fit with prescription lenses. We then finish the frame with either off-cut timber; up cycled Denim; ShweShwe or domestic Buffalo horn.
Hundreds of Ballo frames have successfully been fit with prescription lenses- readers, bifocals, varifocals, photograde- we've done them all. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more.