More than a decade ago, Craig Anderson found three pairs of scratched up sunglasses in his drawer. His natural tendency to fix things rather than throw them away, especially things of quality, got the better of him.
In his quest for answers, he discovered two startling truths. First, it was either close to impossible, or terribly expensive, to find replacement sunglass lenses. Second, one billion pairs of sunglasses are made each year, so that means a lot end up in landfill!
With a lifelong hankering to fulfil a dream of starting his own sustainable business, and energised by a great idea, Craig decided to take the plunge. He left his corporate IT career and Sunglass Fix was born – a year later – in 2006.
The vision, then and now, was to create a one-stop shop for the world with the largest and most diverse range of sunglass lens models possible so "there's a solution for everybody".
By offering premium replacement lenses people could install themselves, Craig was convinced The Sunglass Fix would be a sustainable business that would help people save money – and the planet. He was right.
Today, Sunglass Fix is an award-winning sustainable business recognised as a pioneer and global leader in the sunglass replacement lens market. Based in Australia, we have hundreds of thousands of customers across 161 countries.
We carry over 300,000 replacement lens models ready for immediate dispatch anywhere in the world. True to our original vision, our team custom makes and installs lenses in just about any pair of sunglasses that has two separate lenses.
What inspires us most is knowing we're doing our bit to help our planet. We take our commitment to corporate social responsibility and having a sustainable business model seriously. When customers keep the same frames (looking like new) over many years, waste is reduced. At the same time, they're getting cost effective sunglass lenses that, in most cases, exceed the original manufacturer's quality.
It has taken our team years of research and experimentation to refine our lenses to a point where they've become industry-changing solutions for sunglass users. But we've gotten there, thanks to your support.
– Craig Anderson, Founder of Sunglass Fix
Sunglass Fix is not just about letting you hold onto your best pair of frames for longer – though that is a huge part of what we do. We're also a business doing our best to protect the environment.