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Rocket MTO P3 Classic Mahogany Tortoise Glasses (Launch Edition)
Rocket MTO P3 Classic Mahogany Tortoise Glasses (Launch Edition)
Rocket MTO P3 Classic Mahogany Tortoise Glasses (Launch Edition)
Rocket MTO P3 Classic Mahogany Tortoise Glasses (Launch Edition)
$249.00

MTO P3 Classic Mahogany Tortoise Glasses (Launch Edition)


Chosen: Mahogany Tortoise
Note: all models on our website are wearing our Original (143 mm wide) frame size, which is slightly oversized.

To find your ideal size, please read our Fit and Size Guide below the red button.
We offer clear, thin (≥ 1.6 index) single-vision prescription lenses that are 100% UV-blocking, scratch-resistant and anti-reflective. To learn more, see Lens Options below Fit and Size Guide.
After placing your order, please send your prescription to help@rocketeyewear.com so we can start production of your lenses immediately. On average, prescription orders are ready to ship within 5 business days.

Fit

Featuring 12-mm nose pads, Raised Fit frames sit higher on your face than Standard Fit ones.

If you have high cheekbones or a low to medium nose bridge, and glasses often slide down your nose, sit on your cheeks or move when you smile, our Raised Fit frames offer long-lasting comfort. As a happy customer named Dory once said, "They pass the smile test!"

Standard Fit frames, on the other hand, are perfect for you if you have a high nose bridge or like your glasses sitting closer to your face.

Apart from the nose pad, Raised and Standard Fit frames are identical.

We came up with Raised and Standard Fit because Singaporeans are super diverse, and so are our noses. 

Frame Size 

To find your ideal size, please measure your current sunglasses to see if its end-to-end frame width is closer to 143 mm (choose Original), 136 mm (Tailored) or 132 mm (Small).

In general, we recommend women try our Original frame size because it offers a flattering slightly oversized look. Based on our sales data, most female customers prefer Original: in fact, more than half of those who initially order Tailored find it too small and end up exchanging to Original.

With male customers, our data shows half of them liking Original and the other half preferring Tailored. 

Pro tip: measure your glasses and refer to this chart to find the best size for you.

Size Frame Width (end to end) Lens - Bridge - Temple (mm)
Original 143 mm 53-20-145 (slightly oversized)
Tailored 136 mm 49-20-145
Small 132 mm 47-20-140

 

Our Sizes: A Brief History

In 2017, we launched Rocket with only one frame size: Original (143 mm wide). Slightly oversized, Original suited men and women in Singapore, most of whom prefer a medium to large fit.

As soon as we expanded overseas to Australia and the U.S., however, we noticed a trend: 95% of returned orders came from white male customers who wanted smaller Rockets.

L to R: Mahogany Tortoise (Original), Hunter Green Clear (Tailored) and Crystal (Small)


Based on this feedback, we created two smaller sizes: Tailored (136 mm wide) and Small (132 mm wide).

If you prefer the standard glasses frame size found in most Western countries, choose Tailored.

If you need narrow frames for a small face, try Small but believe us: it's small. A customer named Natalie from Australia once emailed us about her Small-sized Rockets with the subject line "too small!!" which we feel is accurate for most individuals.

Currently, only Matte BlackCrystalMahogany Tortoise, Amber Tortoise and Hunter Green Clear are available in Tailored or Small, whereas all colours are available in Original. Soon, we will offer more colours in different sizes. 

If you have any questions at all, please contact us at help@rocketeyewear.com. We will answer them!

We partner with an Essilor-backed Singapore-based optical lab to power Rocket frames with clear single vision prescription lenses that are thin (1.6 index or higher), offer 100% UV protection and feature both anti-scratch and anti-reflection coatings.

Here is a summary of our lens options:

Clear Prescription Single Vision ($249)

  1. Single-vision lenses correct only one field of vision: nearsightedness or farsightedness. If you need progressive lenses (which correct both), please email your prescription to help@rocketeyewear.com, and we'll respond to you with a quote from our partner optical lab.
  2. CR-39 lens material offers glass-like clarity.
  3. UV400 treatment blocks ultra-violet rays.
  4. Hard Multi-Coat adds scratch-resistance and anti-reflection to lenses.
  5. High-index lenses are thin and lightweight: we use 1.6 index for SPH values between 0 and ± 600 and 1.67 index for SPH values greater than ± 600.

Clear Prescription Single Vision with Blue-Light Filter ($299)

In addition to the 5 points listed above, the additional Blue-Light Filter option features a slight amber tint that relieves eye strain and dry eyes by reducing high-intensity blue light from digital screens by up to 40%.

Frame Only ($149)

This option is best if you rather purchase just our frames and bring them to your own optician.

Regarding the return policy: we still offer 30-day returns on the frames but not on the lenses as they're made to order.

Rocket Founders Picture

We're Ming and Shing, a brother-and-sister team from Singapore. Between us is our mum, whose knack for losing her sunglasses in extraordinary places inspired us to start Rocket.

On her return from the temple of Nagadeepa in Sri Lanka's Jaffna peninsula, she accidentally left her shades in a boat. In Lalibela, Ethiopia, she took them off inside the Church of St. George and never saw them again. While she was riding a chairlift up Corviglia in St. Moritz, Switzerland, they slipped off her lap and disappeared into deep powder snow. The list continues...

Every time she loses a pair, she returns to her favourite P3 shape - a classic, round frame originally designed for U.S. soldiers during WWII and worn by 1950s movie stars like Grace Kelly, Gregory Peck and James Dean. As a gift for Mum, we re-designed her signature P3s with a travel-inspired twist and named them after her initials: MTO. She liked them so much she wanted two. So we made more, and we hope you like them too!

Started by Two Siblings, Twelve Years Apart

Ming Rocket

En Ming Ong

Ming was born in Singapore and studied Economics at Harvard College. He climbs stairs two at a time, grabs Cheetos by the handful and loves ice-cold G&Ts. He came up with the idea for Rocket after "borrowing" a beautiful pair of sunglasses he found in his mum's car.

Shing Rocket

Ker-Shing Ong

Shing was born in London and studied Fine Arts at Harvard College then Architecture and Landscape at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Alongside her husband, she runs award-winning Singapore-based Lekker Architects. She has four kids: three human, one canine (not pictured).

1. The MTO offers a classic, understated look for men and women: it is based on the P3, a round frame shape designed for U.S. soldiers during WWII and worn by 1950s Hollywood movie stars like Grace Kelly and James Dean.

2. Two fits (Raised and Standard), three sizes (Original, Tailored and Small) and 24 color combinations ensure a personalised fit for unique facial features.

3. Polarised CR-39 lenses with anti-scratch coating provide 100% UVA/UVB protection, glare elimination and maximum visual clarity.*

4. Handcrafted premium acetate frames are sturdy, lightweight (only 29 g) and easy to adjust by hand without requiring heat.

5. Five-barrel stainless-steel hinges reinforce structural integrity, while an engraved ridge detail on the inner temple tips prevents slipping.

*Polarised lenses enhance vision when outdoors but are not for everyone. When you wear polarised lenses and look at your phone or certain car windows, you may see "rainbows." This effect occurs when you see other polarised surfaces through your polarised lenses.

In fact, pilots cannot wear polarised sunglasses because their cockpit and dashboard screens are also polarised—and we wouldn't want our pilots seeing rainbows while flying!

Yes, we can! In partnership with a Singapore-based optical lab, we can power your Rockets with prescription lenses.

Single vision, progressive, clear reading—you name it, and we'll do it.

To explore this option, please email us at help@rocketeyewear.com with a copy of your prescription, and we'll get back to you with more information.

If you prefer your Rockets feeling more snug or looser, there are two easy ways you can adjust them for a more personalised fit. In the video below, we show you step-by-step how to adjust your Rocket frames.

If you like them more snug...

Step 1: Bend temple arms inward so that they hug the sides of your head.

Step 2: Bend temple tips downward so that they sit closer to the curve of your ear.

If you like them looser...

Step 1: Bend temple arms outward so that they straighten and don't press against the sides of your head.

Step 2: Bend temple tips upward so that they flatten and don't feel like they're digging into the back of your ears.

If you have any questions, email us at help@rocketeyewear.com. We’d be happy to guide you through how to adjust your Rockets over a video call.

P.S. If you don't feel comfortable adjusting your Rockets yourself, feel free to bring them to us or any optician. We'd be more than happy to adjust them for you.

Although it may seem strange that we're giving you reasons to not get Rockets, we realise that ordering glasses online before trying them can take a leap of faith, and we want to help you make an informed decision.

To that end, here are the three most common reasons a small number of people—about 1 in 50—return their Rockets after trying them.

1. "They're too small (or big)."

Ideally suited to individuals with medium to medium-large heads, Original-sized Rockets (143 mm wide) offer a slightly oversized look that stays understated and elegant. However, if you want OVERSIZED frames, Rockets may not be suitable for you.

On the flip side, some individuals find Original-sized Rockets too big. Designed in Singapore, where many of us like our frames to cover the face (and more), Rockets are a little wider and taller than standard frames commonly found in Western countries.

We now offer four frames—Matte BlackCrystalMahogany Tortoise and Hunter Green Clear—in smaller sizes Tailored (136 mm wide) and Small (132 mm wide).

2. "The shape doesn't suit me."

We believe that Rockets look great on a wide variety of faces. Our frame is based on the P3, a classic shape originally designed for U.S. soldiers during WWII and worn by Hollywood stars of the 1950s. But Rockets aren't for everyone: for example, you might not like them if you dislike roundish lenses...

3. "They still sit on my cheeks."

Our 12-mm-tall Raised Fit nose pads elevate the frame higher on your face and away from your cheeks. However, if your cheekbones are as high as your nose bridge, Raised Fit Rockets may not pass your smile test.

If you're still interested in getting some Rockets, we encourage you to give us a go. After all, with free shipping and free returns within 30 days, you can try our frames risk-free!

Within Singapore, we offer Free Standard Shipping and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

We cover 100% of the cost of shipping to and from your address, so you can try Rocket sunglasses risk-free!

Fit and Size Guide (please read this!)

Fit

Featuring 12-mm nose pads, Raised Fit frames sit higher on your face than Standard Fit ones.

If you have high cheekbones or a low to medium nose bridge, and glasses often slide down your nose, sit on your cheeks or move when you smile, our Raised Fit frames offer long-lasting comfort. As a happy customer named Dory once said, "They pass the smile test!"

Standard Fit frames, on the other hand, are perfect for you if you have a high nose bridge or like your glasses sitting closer to your face.

Apart from the nose pad, Raised and Standard Fit frames are identical.

We came up with Raised and Standard Fit because Singaporeans are super diverse, and so are our noses. 

Frame Size 

To find your ideal size, please measure your current sunglasses to see if its end-to-end frame width is closer to 143 mm (choose Original), 136 mm (Tailored) or 132 mm (Small).

In general, we recommend women try our Original frame size because it offers a flattering slightly oversized look. Based on our sales data, most female customers prefer Original: in fact, more than half of those who initially order Tailored find it too small and end up exchanging to Original.

With male customers, our data shows half of them liking Original and the other half preferring Tailored. 

Pro tip: measure your glasses and refer to this chart to find the best size for you.

Size Frame Width (end to end) Lens - Bridge - Temple (mm)
Original 143 mm 53-20-145 (slightly oversized)
Tailored 136 mm 49-20-145
Small 132 mm 47-20-140

 

Our Sizes: A Brief History

In 2017, we launched Rocket with only one frame size: Original (143 mm wide). Slightly oversized, Original suited men and women in Singapore, most of whom prefer a medium to large fit.

As soon as we expanded overseas to Australia and the U.S., however, we noticed a trend: 95% of returned orders came from white male customers who wanted smaller Rockets.

L to R: Mahogany Tortoise (Original), Hunter Green Clear (Tailored) and Crystal (Small)


Based on this feedback, we created two smaller sizes: Tailored (136 mm wide) and Small (132 mm wide).

If you prefer the standard glasses frame size found in most Western countries, choose Tailored.

If you need narrow frames for a small face, try Small but believe us: it's small. A customer named Natalie from Australia once emailed us about her Small-sized Rockets with the subject line "too small!!" which we feel is accurate for most individuals.

Currently, only Matte BlackCrystalMahogany Tortoise, Amber Tortoise and Hunter Green Clear are available in Tailored or Small, whereas all colours are available in Original. Soon, we will offer more colours in different sizes. 

If you have any questions at all, please contact us at help@rocketeyewear.com. We will answer them!

Lens Options

We partner with an Essilor-backed Singapore-based optical lab to power Rocket frames with clear single vision prescription lenses that are thin (1.6 index or higher), offer 100% UV protection and feature both anti-scratch and anti-reflection coatings.

Here is a summary of our lens options:

Clear Prescription Single Vision ($249)

  1. Single-vision lenses correct only one field of vision: nearsightedness or farsightedness. If you need progressive lenses (which correct both), please email your prescription to help@rocketeyewear.com, and we'll respond to you with a quote from our partner optical lab.
  2. CR-39 lens material offers glass-like clarity.
  3. UV400 treatment blocks ultra-violet rays.
  4. Hard Multi-Coat adds scratch-resistance and anti-reflection to lenses.
  5. High-index lenses are thin and lightweight: we use 1.6 index for SPH values between 0 and ± 600 and 1.67 index for SPH values greater than ± 600.

Clear Prescription Single Vision with Blue-Light Filter ($299)

In addition to the 5 points listed above, the additional Blue-Light Filter option features a slight amber tint that relieves eye strain and dry eyes by reducing high-intensity blue light from digital screens by up to 40%.

Frame Only ($149)

This option is best if you rather purchase just our frames and bring them to your own optician.

Regarding the return policy: we still offer 30-day returns on the frames but not on the lenses as they're made to order.

Our Story

Rocket Founders Picture

We're Ming and Shing, a brother-and-sister team from Singapore. Between us is our mum, whose knack for losing her sunglasses in extraordinary places inspired us to start Rocket.

On her return from the temple of Nagadeepa in Sri Lanka's Jaffna peninsula, she accidentally left her shades in a boat. In Lalibela, Ethiopia, she took them off inside the Church of St. George and never saw them again. While she was riding a chairlift up Corviglia in St. Moritz, Switzerland, they slipped off her lap and disappeared into deep powder snow. The list continues...

Every time she loses a pair, she returns to her favourite P3 shape - a classic, round frame originally designed for U.S. soldiers during WWII and worn by 1950s movie stars like Grace Kelly, Gregory Peck and James Dean. As a gift for Mum, we re-designed her signature P3s with a travel-inspired twist and named them after her initials: MTO. She liked them so much she wanted two. So we made more, and we hope you like them too!

Started by Two Siblings, Twelve Years Apart

Ming Rocket

En Ming Ong

Ming was born in Singapore and studied Economics at Harvard College. He climbs stairs two at a time, grabs Cheetos by the handful and loves ice-cold G&Ts. He came up with the idea for Rocket after "borrowing" a beautiful pair of sunglasses he found in his mum's car.

Shing Rocket

Ker-Shing Ong

Shing was born in London and studied Fine Arts at Harvard College then Architecture and Landscape at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Alongside her husband, she runs award-winning Singapore-based Lekker Architects. She has four kids: three human, one canine (not pictured).

Details: 5 Things to Know

1. The MTO offers a classic, understated look for men and women: it is based on the P3, a round frame shape designed for U.S. soldiers during WWII and worn by 1950s Hollywood movie stars like Grace Kelly and James Dean.

2. Two fits (Raised and Standard), three sizes (Original, Tailored and Small) and 24 color combinations ensure a personalised fit for unique facial features.

3. Polarised CR-39 lenses with anti-scratch coating provide 100% UVA/UVB protection, glare elimination and maximum visual clarity.*

4. Handcrafted premium acetate frames are sturdy, lightweight (only 29 g) and easy to adjust by hand without requiring heat.

5. Five-barrel stainless-steel hinges reinforce structural integrity, while an engraved ridge detail on the inner temple tips prevents slipping.

*Polarised lenses enhance vision when outdoors but are not for everyone. When you wear polarised lenses and look at your phone or certain car windows, you may see "rainbows." This effect occurs when you see other polarised surfaces through your polarised lenses.

In fact, pilots cannot wear polarised sunglasses because their cockpit and dashboard screens are also polarised—and we wouldn't want our pilots seeing rainbows while flying!

Prescription Lenses

Yes, we can! In partnership with a Singapore-based optical lab, we can power your Rockets with prescription lenses.

Single vision, progressive, clear reading—you name it, and we'll do it.

To explore this option, please email us at help@rocketeyewear.com with a copy of your prescription, and we'll get back to you with more information.

How to Adjust Rockets in 2 Easy Steps

If you prefer your Rockets feeling more snug or looser, there are two easy ways you can adjust them for a more personalised fit. In the video below, we show you step-by-step how to adjust your Rocket frames.

If you like them more snug...

Step 1: Bend temple arms inward so that they hug the sides of your head.

Step 2: Bend temple tips downward so that they sit closer to the curve of your ear.

If you like them looser...

Step 1: Bend temple arms outward so that they straighten and don't press against the sides of your head.

Step 2: Bend temple tips upward so that they flatten and don't feel like they're digging into the back of your ears.

If you have any questions, email us at help@rocketeyewear.com. We’d be happy to guide you through how to adjust your Rockets over a video call.

P.S. If you don't feel comfortable adjusting your Rockets yourself, feel free to bring them to us or any optician. We'd be more than happy to adjust them for you.

3 Reasons You May Not ❤️ Rockets

Although it may seem strange that we're giving you reasons to not get Rockets, we realise that ordering glasses online before trying them can take a leap of faith, and we want to help you make an informed decision.

To that end, here are the three most common reasons a small number of people—about 1 in 50—return their Rockets after trying them.

1. "They're too small (or big)."

Ideally suited to individuals with medium to medium-large heads, Original-sized Rockets (143 mm wide) offer a slightly oversized look that stays understated and elegant. However, if you want OVERSIZED frames, Rockets may not be suitable for you.

On the flip side, some individuals find Original-sized Rockets too big. Designed in Singapore, where many of us like our frames to cover the face (and more), Rockets are a little wider and taller than standard frames commonly found in Western countries.

We now offer four frames—Matte BlackCrystalMahogany Tortoise and Hunter Green Clear—in smaller sizes Tailored (136 mm wide) and Small (132 mm wide).

2. "The shape doesn't suit me."

We believe that Rockets look great on a wide variety of faces. Our frame is based on the P3, a classic shape originally designed for U.S. soldiers during WWII and worn by Hollywood stars of the 1950s. But Rockets aren't for everyone: for example, you might not like them if you dislike roundish lenses...

3. "They still sit on my cheeks."

Our 12-mm-tall Raised Fit nose pads elevate the frame higher on your face and away from your cheeks. However, if your cheekbones are as high as your nose bridge, Raised Fit Rockets may not pass your smile test.

If you're still interested in getting some Rockets, we encourage you to give us a go. After all, with free shipping and free returns within 30 days, you can try our frames risk-free!

Try at Home Free for 30 Days

Within Singapore, we offer Free Standard Shipping and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

We cover 100% of the cost of shipping to and from your address, so you can try Rocket sunglasses risk-free!

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Based on 1248 reviews
97%
(1209)
3%
(32)
0%
(6)
0%
(0)
0%
(1)
N
N.F.
Rockets Glowing
a
a.l.
All Asians must have!
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M.
Very Pleased
M
M.
Classic and cool. Absolutely love them!
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K.
Best sunnies ever! Really!