The Spectacle Factory
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.
At The Spectacle Factory, we specialise in shooting eyewear designed to enhance your performance.
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.
I recently wrote this article for Lancashire Life and thought I would share it with you guys too…
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?!”).
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.
Today I’m going show you how to get the thinnest lenses in your new glasses.
Rob explains why the Smith Optics Pivlock is probably the best cycling eyewear out there… with or without prescription.
If you are Looking For Lightweight Glasses have a read of our informative guide on the best picks that are currently out there.
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.
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.
Polaroid has been crazy popular this year. That’s down to a few reasons.
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.
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.
Our on-site lab allows us to do some pretty amazing things…
Check out our latest YouTube video featuring Dragon sunglasses.
Interesting insight into what decisions you make that will affect your vision with a new pair of 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.
Read about what attracts us to ‘car branded’ glasses and sunglasses.
Welcome to our first ever Vlog!
Are Transitions Lenses Right For You? Why not speak to the experts at The Spectacle Factory on 01772 312 213.
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.
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.
A glowing endorsement for The Spectacle Factory from one of our newest employees.
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 – High-End Jewellery transformed into beautiful glasses.
If you’re looking for the coolest pair of sunglasses, it’s worth taking a look at the new Maverick collection from Carrera.
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.
Come along to see us and the Porsche Design, Chloe & Lacoste brand ambassadors at our Designer Showcase Event on 18th June 2016.
An insight into Retro glasses and their present day ‘mass appeal’.
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.
Get the definitive lowdown on prestigious lens manufacturers ZEISS; leading the way with lens technology.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Heard about Anti-Fog Glasses in Preston? Read all about how ‘lens coating’ on your glasses can enhance the quality of your vision.
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.
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.
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.
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.