“Garrett Light (the man) is the founder, creative drive, and dominant designer behind the GLCO brand which
naturally bearing his name.
Garrett comes from a sound pedigree of spectacle design, being the son of Larry Leight – the Founder of Oliver
Peoples – classical spectacle and sunglass frame design is intrinsic to his spectacle design.
Garrett Leight California Optical is made with the finest and most resilient materials. Their quality and
attention to detail is self-evident upon first touching and wearing their frames.
Fitting Garett’s glasses in our Potts Point Optometry Practice, we can attest to this quality. Indeed, many of
our team have a pair in regular rotation.
Most of our patients for whom we have fitted prescription Garret Leight glasses wear them for several years.
Should their script change, the quality of the frames are such that we easily replace their lenses in their
existing frame. Further, the timeless nature of Garrett Leight glasses mean that it is never a concern that in
future years your spectacles or Garret sunglasses will look dated. They will be as ‘in’ several years from now.
Simply put, a prescription Garret optical frame is not meant to be discarded should your script change – but
complement your face and lifestyle no matter how the latter changes throughout your eyewear’s lifespan.
The Garrett optical frame and sunglass is one of the most popular styles chosen by our patients at Macleay
Optics. The Kinney is a cellulose acetate frame which offers both a simple and sophisticated silhouette and is
designed to suit everyone. If I had to pick the secret to its popularity, it is the Kinney’s rectangular base
which gently rounds in the bottom edges, effectively meaning that the overall frame is neither round nor square;
therefore, often amounting to the perfect complement to a range of face shapes. Of course, the fact that the
Kinney is available in two sizes and ten different colours and adorned by a comfortable keyhole bridge to sit
securely on a range of nose shapes only helps. Be your face round, oval, square, rectangle, or heart shaped,
changes are, the Garrett Leight sunglasses frame or Garret optical frame will suit you.
However, if you wish to have a Garret optical frame shape which more directly contrasts with your face shape then
the combination square and round Kinney, (a choice our team often endorses), the Garrett Leight Brooks is an
excellent choice for those whose faces tend towards a rounder profile and the Garrett Leight Hampton or Clune
for those with more rectangular features.
The Brooks has been a core part of the Garret Leight glasses collection since Garett debuted the brand, evincing
the ongoing popularity and timeless aesthetic of its square-shaped silhouette, classical proportions, and
keyhole nose bridge.
The Clune is, despite being a more recent addition to the range, a truly classic round acetate, which from an
optical perspective, often proves an excellent choice for high minus prescriptions.
In the last couple of years, Larry and Garrett have joined forces to collaborate on the Mr. Leight range of
designer optical frames and sunglasses. On the premise that the creation of iconic and impeccable eyewear is
their lifelong pursuit, the Mr. Leight range are handcrafted in Japan by artisans unrivalled in their craft,
designing beautiful end products which have built the brand from the beginning and will continue to do so till
A wide range of Garrett Leight sunglasses and Garret optical frames, whether a prescription lens by Zeiss, Hoya,
Essilor, Rodenstock, or Younger Optics or unscripted are available at Macleay Optics, Potts Point, Sydney.”