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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Respecs: Australian distributors for Erin's World glasses frames

A new Australian company is now importing glasses frames specifically made for children with Down syndrome.

Queensland couple Gavin and Rachel Leslie have started Respecs, a company set up to import the ‘Erin’s World’ range frames from the United States.

When looking for spectacles for their daughter Imogen, the Leslies became frustrated with ill-fitting frames that were too big, sat too low and always needed an elastic band to keep them up.

That is when they discovered the Erin’s World range – designed to fit faces with narrower temples and with lower cross pieces to help them sit properly on children’s faces.

The result is that the glasses don’t slip down the bridge of the nose as easily, sit up higher so the child isn’t always peering over the top of the spectacles and look better because they are not too wide for the face.

The Leslies decided to become the Australian distributors of the frames to allow other parents in the same situation as themselves better access to a great and helpful product.

There is a range of shapes and colours available and can be seen by visiting

Parents and optometrists who are interested can contact Respecs for more information and a brochure by phoning 0417 441 844 or via their Facebook page:
A: Specs4Us would redirect the order to us. The best option is show the catalogue to your optometrist to find out what size is suitable. Once they narrow it down you can pick model and colour. Then either have them contact us to order or you can order from us directly. Let us know how you go!

A recent pertinent query, answered via the Respecs Facebook page:

Q: I live in Country NSW ,how would ordring through you work? Would it be easier than ordering through the specs4us website?

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