Seeing Is Believing…

Meena McDonald meets the team at The Spectacle Factory which has eyewear to suit everyone – including specialist sports collections

Whether you’re looking for a great new pair of glasses or advanced sports eyewear, The Spectacle Factory ensure that you have the best possible vision whilst also looking amazing.

The exceptional service, facilities and products have led to them becoming the top rated opticians in Lancashire, according to Google reviews, with clients visiting from all over the UK.

Robert Sands who manages the family business commented: “The key to our success is ensuring every client has the best vision possible. We’re passionate about understanding our customers and helping them to get eyewear which is as unique as themselves. We source most of our frames from independent suppliers across Europe, who produce beautiful, exciting frames, so our clients feel fantastic in the distinctive eyewear they select.”

Specialist sports eyewear has become increasingly popular in recent years and The Spectacle Factory has successfully developed some diverse sports ranges.

For golfers, The Spectacle Factory has created a proprietary golf tint in collaboration with ZEISS, improving vision on the golf course in all weather conditions. For example, their golf glasses help with judging distances and undulations on the green whilst providing excellent peripheral vision and UV protection.

The corrected vision delivered through the team’s investment in sophisticated technology gives clients a 25x more accurate prescription than a standard test, which represents a huge leap in eye testing. This allows dedicated golfers to get the most precise vision possible.

The Spectacle Factory also has some premium quality prescription glasses for enthusiastic cyclists. Safety is paramount and the eyewear has been developed so the sophisticated glasses can be utilised as sunglasses during the day and revert to clear night vision in the dark. The glasses can also be optimised so the cyclist can read their trip monitor much more clearly.

Robert continued: “No other optician does what we do. Our offering is truly unique and client feedback is testament to this. We have clients who are willing to travel across the country to come and see us, as well as international clients we regularly deal with online to deliver an exclusive service. Our investment in the most comprehensive and advanced technical equipment is driven by our commitment to deliver the best vision possible to each client.”

The team’s promise of the most precise vision has improved the sight of their customers in everyday life as well as in their professional environments. Medical specialists are regular clients of The Spectacle Factory including doctors, nurses and surgeons.

Clarity of vision is critical for any surgeon in an operating theatre where they are carrying out complex and lengthy procedures on patients. Radiologists examining x-rays where the tiniest detail is crucial for diagnosis also benefit from the outstanding vision provided by The Spectacle Factory. Nurses often change focus between looking down long corridors and computer screens, and therefore hugely benefit from advanced lenses to reduce digital eye strain which The Spectacle Factory can provide.

Robert concludes: “We believe what makes us different isn’t just our innovative eye testing technology and exclusive frames but our team’s dedication to making each client’s experience an enjoyable and rewarding one. We strive to make each client feel they have received the best advice possible for their vision, and style advice which changes the way they think about their eyewear. We spend a great deal of time and effort training staff to provide exceptional customer service and creating an environment that makes choosing new glasses a fun experience with a great end result.”

The Spectacle Factory has made its premises Covid safe and the modern, spacious store is regularly cleaned and is hygienic thanks to state-of-the-art contactless equipment.

The Spectacle Factory
Unit 1, Dewhurst Row
Bamber Bridge
Preston PR5 6BB
01772 312213



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