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Want The Best Eyewear for Running?

If you want to be at the top of your game, you need the right eyewear. Proper running glasses keep you from being distracted by glare and/or debris in your eyes and focussed on your goal.

Want to improve your vision for shooting?

At The Spectacle Factory, we specialise in shooting eyewear designed to enhance your performance.

What glasses do celebrities wear?

Ever wondered what brand of glasses someone’s wearing in a movie? There’s a good chance it’s Anglo-American Eyewear. We take a look at some of the signature pieces from the collection and who wore them.

4 Ways Eyewear Can Improve Your Golf Game

I recently wrote this article for Lancashire Life and thought I would share it with you guys too…

Round Glasses vs. Cat Eye Glasses

Both styles are massively in fashion at the moment. But which one to go with? Well the easy answer if you’re a man is not the cat eye! (although as one client confidently corrected me last month, “what does masculine or feminine mean anyway?!”).

What Makes Maui Jim Sunglasses Better Than The Rest?

I’m often asked what sunglasses are the best in terms of sun protection, durability and comfort. Usually, my answer is Maui Jim. To help understand what makes them better than the rest, I arranged an interview with their UK Representative Tony Calver.

How to get Thin Lenses

Today I’m going show you how to get the thinnest lenses in your new glasses.

Want the best glasses for cycling?

Rob explains why the Smith Optics Pivlock is probably the best cycling eyewear out there… with or without prescription.

Looking for Lightweight Glasses?

If you are Looking For Lightweight Glasses have a read of our informative guide on the best picks that are currently out there.

The Best Opticians in Preston-How Did We Do It?

So, it’s come to my attention that we are currently not only the top-rated optician in Preston but actually in Lancashire! That’s according to Google, anyway. How have we achieved that? I think it comes down to a few key principles.

VLOG: What eyewear brands are going to be big in 2017??

Robert takes a look at Face a Face, Coco Song, and Reykjavik Eyes glasses, some of the best niche designer glasses brands available in the world.

Our Most Popular Sunglasses Brand for 2016

Polaroid has been crazy popular this year. That’s down to a few reasons.

5 Eyewear Brands You Should Look Out For

If you’re searching for a new look, there’s one thing you should always consider; are you looking for innovative, unique style? or are you looking for a name? Because usually the two don’t go hand-in hand.

Kate Spade New York Now In Stock!

We’re constantly on the lookout for up-coming, trendy new brands and they don’t get more up-coming and trendy than Kate Spade.

Amazing Things from our On-Site Lab

Our on-site lab allows us to do some pretty amazing things…
Check out our latest YouTube video featuring Dragon sunglasses.

5 Decisions You Make That Affect Your Vision

Interesting insight into what decisions you make that will affect your vision with a new pair of glasses.

How to Choose the Right Designer Glasses

Choosing the right designer glasses is certainly down to individual taste. See below how the experts at The Spectacle Factory determine the right designer glasses for each and every customer.

Battle of the Car Brands

Read about what attracts us to ‘car branded’ glasses and sunglasses.

Why are we in Paris?

Welcome to our first ever Vlog!

Are Transitions Lenses Right For You?

Are Transitions Lenses Right For You? Why not speak to the experts at The Spectacle Factory on 01772 312 213.

Virtual Reality Technology

Another First for The Spectacle Factory. Get the best glasses possible for Driving. I’m really excited about this. That’s because yet again we were the first to introduce a new technology to help our clients understand how they can get the best vision possible.

Be The Boss: Hugo Boss Glasses

If you’re a guy in need of glasses or sunglasses and looking for some style advice, you should find this blog really useful. One of our coolest and most popular brands for men is Hugo Boss.

Finding The Perfect Glasses For You

A glowing endorsement for The Spectacle Factory from one of our newest employees.

The Importance of Children’s Eye Tests

In this blog Im going to talk about some of the facts about children’s vision, give you a check list of things to look out for, and advise on how you can look after your children’s eyes.

Chopard Eyewear

Chopard Eyewear – High-End Jewellery transformed into beautiful glasses.

The New Carrera Maverick Collection

If you’re looking for the coolest pair of sunglasses, it’s worth taking a look at the new Maverick collection from Carrera.

Enhance your vision at our Designer Showcase Event

On Saturday 18th June not only are we showcasing the latest frame designs from 3 of the most exclusive brands, we’re also partnering with Zeiss to help you get the best vision possible.

Designer Showcase Event

Come along to see us and the Porsche Design, Chloe & Lacoste brand ambassadors at our Designer Showcase Event on 18th June 2016.

Retro Glasses

An insight into Retro glasses and their present day ‘mass appeal’.

Get Ready for the Sun

Since it’s starting to brighten up, it’s time to focus on the latest fashions in sunglasses. Robert Sands from The Spectacle Factory gives us the low down.

Zeiss Lenses?

Get the definitive lowdown on prestigious lens manufacturers ZEISS; leading the way with lens technology.

How Can Glasses Improve Your Golf Game?

A game they say that can never be mastered but with improved vision you can certainly reach a higher level. Read on about the two key technologies that can enhance your golfing vision.

What Are The Best Rimless Glasses?

At The Spectacle Factory, we specialise in rimless glasses. Part of my job is to travel to international trade shows to source the most innovative designs… and in my opinion, one of the best designers out there is German manufacturer Flair.

Want The Best Driving Glasses?

Did you know that just getting your prescription in a pair of glasses doesn’t get you the clearest vision for driving? That’s because a prescription only corrects the deficiencies in your sight. Today I’m going to talk about 2 lens technologies that actually enhance your vision.

Want The Best Varifocals You Can Get?

Aren’t all varifocals the same? The short answer is no. The long answer is that the varifocal you choose can affect everything from the comfort of your reading vision, to the amount of peripheral vision you get, to the quality of your night vision. I could list 100 things that are affected by your choice of varifocal lenses (and maybe someday I will).

All You Need To Know About Anti-Fog Glasses in Preston

Heard about Anti-Fog Glasses in Preston? Read all about how ‘lens coating’ on your glasses can enhance the quality of your vision.

Designer Glasses?

As someone who recently helped a client choose a pair of glasses worth £3000 (frames only, pictured above), I know something about how much variety exists in the world of eyewear. I’ve written numerous magazine articles on the topic of fashion in the industry, and travel around the world to various shows exhibiting the weird and wonderful in spectacles.

Oakleys For Cycling

Oakley continue to dominate the cycling eyewear market. But does being the most popular necessarily make them the best?

Firstly, before I continue it needs to be said that there’s a lot of stuff on the Oakley website talking about technologies that are unique to them. I couldn’t find a single one that actually was unique, so don’t be fooled into thinking you can only get what you want from them.

Want The Best Vision At Home Or In The Office?

Most people have heard of reading glasses, varifocal glasses and bifocal glasses. But there’s another category of lenses that could be much better for you, called indoor glasses.

How to choose the right varifocals for you?

If you’re thinking of getting new glasses, and you wear or are thinking of starting to wear varifocal glasses, you want to make sure you get a pair that you love. Of course, finding the right frame is really important, but today we’re going to help you understand why choosing the right lens is just as important.

Kate Spade New York Now In Stock!

A first look at the collection and a brief history.   We’re constantly on the lookout for up-coming, trendy new brands and they don’t get more up-coming and trendy than Kate Spade.   I recently [...]

Amazing Things from our On-Site Lab

Our on-site lab allows us to do some pretty amazing things... Check out our latest YouTube video featuring Dragon sunglasses The world's first prescription floatable sunglasses As a side note, we’ll soon [...]

5 Decisions You Make That Affect Your Vision

Interesting insight into what decisions you make that will affect your vision with a new pair of glasses. Most people think they get the best vision simply by having their eyes tested and getting their [...]

How to Choose the Right Designer Glasses – featuring Chloe’, Lacoste and Jimmy Choo

Choosing the right designer glasses is certainly down to individual taste. See below how the experts at The Spectacle Factory determine the right designer glasses for each and every customer. In this blog I’m going [...]

Bugatti vs Jaguar vs Porsche Design

Battle Of The Car Brands Read about what attracts us to 'car branded' glasses and sunglasses. There's something about certain high-end car brands that inspires a sense of excitement, an understanding of quality and [...]

Why are we in Paris??

Welcome to our first ever Vlog! Follow us on youtube for more updates from the amazing world of eyewear. And tweet me @specfactory to join in the conversation. A look forward to our visit [...]