Designer Eyewear From Gibson & Syme Edinburgh


At Gibson & Syme Edinburgh we showcase an extensive collection of designer eyewear from the world’s most exclusive brand names.

For cool sophistication we have Tom Ford, Armani and Prada. For a look to match your fun and spontaneous personality browse our range of eyewear from Mad In Italy or FACE A FACE.

If you prefer a more discreet spectacle frame we specialise in rimless glasses from award-winning Austrian optical designer, Silhouette.

Or if you simply need an extra pair of glasses we can offer you a complete pair from just £89 (varifocals from £50 extra).

For the very best in designer eyewear…choose Gibson & Syme. Contact us NOW for details.

We Specialise in Silhouette Rimless Glasses

Silhouette rimless glasses are custom-designed to reflect your individuality. Choose from a wide range of single vision or varifocal lenses from Essilor, Nikon and Hoya which are shaped to order in our workshop. Then choose your ear pieces, temple designs and colours. Rimless glasses are available from Gibson & Syme from £199. Visit our showroom to find out more.




3 pairs of glasses for the price of 1

Visit us in-store to view our fantastic range of designer style frames included in our 3 for 1 offer

3 pairs of reading or distance* glasses for £120.
3 pairs of Varifocals* for £199.
Mix and match your styles for different occasions. One of your sets can also be made into Prescription sunglasses in single vision or varifocal lenses.

*Price includes frame, standard lenses +/-6, case & microfibre cloth.


Rimless spectacles from £199

We have a range of titanium rimless frames complete includes varifocals for £199 when purchased in-store only.

Free upgrade to thinner lenses. Wider corridor varifocal. Free upgrade to Kodak Clean’n’Clear lens coatings.
No hidden extras.


Glasses from as little as £19

At Gibson & Syme we have a selection of glasses to suit all budgets.

You can pick from a selection of glasses starting from £19 including free single vision lenses, £49 with bifocals or £69 with varifocal lenses.


Ask us about optional extras such as:

Coatings – anti-scratch to help protect your lenses or anti-glare coatings to reduce glare during your daily activities such as driving or PC work. Transition lenses – lenses that darken when outside or lighten indoors, these have full UV protection. Tints – you can put a slight tint or sunglass tint on your lenses, these also have full UV protection. Thinner lenses – If you have a strong prescription we can put hi-index lenses into your new frames, including 1.6, 1.67 and 1.74 index.


Spectacle Lenses for Total Clarity

Modern spectacle lenses help you to see more clearly than ever before. Now with only one pair of glasses you can achieve a wider field of vision than ever before - read a book, work at your computer, or drive at night with minimal glare from oncoming car headlights. One pair of glasses will strengthen your short, mid and long range vision to let you get on with your life with minimal fuss.

Our friendly, expert team at Gibson & Syme will advise you on the most suitable single-vision or varifocal lenses to suit your lifestyle from our trusted lens manufacturers including Essilor, Nikon, Hoya, Zeiss and Kodak.

For spectacle lenses…choose Gibson & Syme.


Trying on glasses - Finding the right style glasses for your face shape


Square face

A square face shape is typically angular with a square jaw line and a wider forehead in proportion to the length of the face. round or oval frames suit square faces, creating balance by softening sharp angles. the interesting shape of round glasses add a cool, vintage feel to your look while oval frames are classic and elegant – go as bold as you like.


Heart-shaped face

A wide forehead that tapers into a pointed chin is characteristic of a heart-shaped face. look for frames that are wider than your forehead with detail on the hinges. A cat-eye or wayfarer frame style will flatter your heart-shaped face, making your forehead appear narrower and your cheek bones more defined. For a subtler look, rimless or bottom-heavy frames will also suit you.


Round face

A round face is characterised by wider cheekbones, a round chin and a curved hairline. Add balance and definition to your softer features by trying more angular frames. Square or rectangular frames tend to suit round faces, making them appear longer. choose frames that enhance your unique style - rimless or delicate arm details are great for work or go for a bold colour to make a statement.


Oval face

The most common shape, an oval face is typically defined as one and a half times longer than its width with a chin slightly narrower than the forehead. Because the features on an oval face shape are considered rather balanced, most styles will suit you. try a selection of different shapes to find your favourite but try not to go too large or too small – a cat-eye shape is on trend and will help to enhance your cheekbones.


Oblong face

Typically longer than they are wide with a narrow nose, oblong faces have a squarer jaw line than an oval face. Wide frames, such as an aviator style, will flatter a longer rectangular face by making it appear shorter and more balanced. A square style will also be a great shape to go for and decorative arms will draw the eye, adding width to a narrower forehead


Visit our showroom and find the perfect pair of spectacles and lenses from our extensive designer eyewear collection.

For eyewear…choose Gibson & Syme

Gibson & Syme
Bonnington Road, Edinburgh

0131 553 9000