Our Collections

Barton Perreira
Thom Browne
Linda Farrow
Chrome Hearts
Monkey Glasses
Dita Eyewear
Cutler and Gross
Fritz Frames
Thierry Lasry

Who we are

What we are all about

Anthony Pino

 Anthony Pino

Before joining the “Langley Pino” group in 1990, Anthony worked in the UK and Italy in the late 80’s. There he generally had a great time, avoided catching Mad Cow disease, put on about a thousand kilos, watched some great bands and gained some invaluable optical experience. He soon learnt some valuable lessons about how optical retailing should really be done. Most importantly, he knew he needed to be excited about the product for you to be.

Despite working extremely hard, Anthony and his lovely wife Bella still found time to bring up two great boys (when asleep). He can often be seen on the sidelines of his boys’ football matches offering constructive tips to the referee, or hurtling down Mount Stromlo on his mountain bike. He is quite possibly the nicest person you will ever meet, and makes a mean macchiato.

Just don’t call him Tony!

Why Eye Candy?

Because it’s fun, slightly irreverent and more interesting than calling it “Braddon Optical “.

Our collections are all hand picked from the very best optical designers from around the world. They are not mass produced. They are individual, stylish and functional.

Your eye exam will be thorough and you’ll get to see amazing images of the inside of your eye (unless you’re squeamish!). We’ll explain things simply and if you don’t need glasses, we’ll tell you. (You could still pick some cool frames and have clear lenses!)

We’re experienced, qualified, and generally know what we’re doing. In fact we are really good at we we do, which doesn’t mean we don’t occasionally make the odd mistake, or forget to order something. But when we do, we fix it so that you are happy, and hopefully then you’ll say nice things about us.

You’ll see familiar faces, have time for an espresso (or something stronger) and get to know us on a more personal level.

We are one of the few Independents bringing new eyewear to Canberra and challenging the boring conformity of the established chains.

We are an ethical, local business that spends money in the community and supports local causes.

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Contact us




As of the 1 st of January 2018 we will be closed on Mondays.
After 32 years we need the extra day ??
For any emergencies please call our Belconnen store , Pino & Sun’s ,
on 62514441.
Thanks for your understanding.
The Eye Candy team.

Mon: Closed
Tue: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wed: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thur: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Fri: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


By car: Braddon is just north of the city. Lonsdale street runs parallel to Northbourne avenue. There are parking spots at the back of or our building, Mode 3, and street parking. The easiest parking is in Mort St (1 block towards Northbourne Ave).
By Limousine: Even better, BUT no champagne before your eye exam.

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