Having been a family business for over 22 years, the team at the Spectacle Factory know what it means to find the perfect pair of glasses. Libby Faulkner finds out more. Photography: Samuel Reynolds

Founded in 1996, The Spectacle Factory set out to change the way people see glasses (no pun intended) and rearrange their view on what is possible when searching for a new pair.

“We pride ourselves on being specialists in the most modern and state-of-the-art technologies, which means we can guarantee the best possible vision for our customers,” explains marketing manager Robert Sands.

Not only do the team manufacture the glasses on site, which means a quick turnaround, they also aim to break from tradition by sourcing a huge range of new and cool styles from around the world.

“We frequently travel to Berlin, Paris and Milan to source the latest designs. When you wear glasses, it’s a massive part of your appearance and we want our clients to look their absolute best.”

“Personal service is really key to us, which is why we have by far the most five-star Google reviews in our area. We want to make sure our customers have an excellent experience and our testimonials prove that we deliver that.”

Jamie Leach, a loyal customer of The Spectacle Factory for six years, also takes his young daughter Sophie, who has been wearing glasses since the age of two.

“Sophie absolutely loves going, as everyone at The Spectacle Factory goes out of their way to make sure she has the perfect glasses, which is important as her prescription is quite demanding.”

“We tried looking at all of the high street brands but they just weren’t working for us, the range was too narrow for myself and certainly for Sophie, so the huge collection at The Spectacle Factory is more than we could ask for. I grew up wearing glasses and the offering that Rob, Ruth and the rest of the team provide is huge in comparison to the traditional frame options I was stuck with before.”

When shopping around for glasses it’s easy to assume the high street chains are the only options, however the wide variety of choice at The Spectacle Factory demonstrates why choosing an experienced family business is the right decision.

“I think I take it for granted how good they really are, especially because the turnaround is so quick. I have been last minute with holiday plans before and called to get some prescription sunglasses and they do all they can to get them as soon as possible – it’s testament to their excellent service”

To book an appointment online visit or call 01772 312 213

The Spectacle Factory
Unit A Dewhurst Row
Bamber Bridge
Preston PR5 6BB
01772 312 213



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