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The Spectacle Factory is rated 5 out of 5.0 stars based on 14 review(s).

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ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT I have been using the Spectacle Factory for a long time, but the latest visit was the best BY FAR..... I desperately needed an eye test, and was fitted in quickly. James, the optician, was excellent , as usual. 4 members of staff were outstanding in the service I received. Robert, Ben and Emma were absolutely perfect.....and Ruth, the manager was excellent, as she always is. The best visit by far...I cannot rate this place higher !!!

- K Rhys

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Welcomed by and dealt with Robert during the whole process of choosing through to final fitting. Great service, great range of glasses, really helpful and informative. I would highly recommend

- Jenny T

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After reading all the positive reviews I decided that a 40 minute drive would be worth it to try and get a new prescription and frames- I wear my glasses all day so need to get this right. I was so impressed with everyone’s desire to be helpful and make sure I was happy at every part of my visit. I wasn’t the quickest at choosing new frames but never felt rushed by Robert. He listened and gave helpful advice as we worked through choosing the frames and lenses I needed. They have a huge range of frames which meant I ended up with a pair I was really happy with. I actually chose a pair of prescription sunglasses as well, which I have been meaning to do for years. I loved the combination of cutting edge technology and personalised service. It’s so nice to see a team that places such a priority on customer satisfaction - they certainly deserve 5 stars.

- S McReynolds

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Fantastic service! I attended the spectacle factory over a year ago for an eye test. They were amazing, and so patient with me! My Polaroid frame broke recently, so in desperate need called the spectacle factory to order a replacement frame. They were so efficient and helpful. Also my frames were covered under warranty and I didn’t have to pay a penny. AMAZING. Couldn’t recommend them anymore!

- Rebecca F

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Friendly service, thanks to Robert who took the time and care to ensure that I was happy with my new glasses. I would definitely recommend.

- Paul Wellman

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Visited the Spectacle Factory a couple of weeks ago for the first time. James did my eye test and was very thorough and informative. Chose a pair of glasses afterwards with the help of another member of staff. Great customer service. I have always gone to high street opticians before and never sure what glasses suit me. I was allowed to take my time and offered helpful advice. Love my new glasses which I picked up with the week. I will be returning to the Spectacle factory in the future. Far superior in terms of quality and customer service compared to other opticians I have been too.

- J B

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My wife and I both have great glasses (and sunglasses) from The Spectacle Factory. Right from our very first visit we have been very impressed with the highest level of care and attention to detail, both with eye tests and the choice of lenses and frames. They seem to have a flair for helping you to choose the right glasses. Once your order is ready, nothing is too much trouble to ensure that the fit and the suitability of your glasses is perfect for your needs and that you are completely happy. Their ongoing service is second to none. We can highly recommend The Spectacle Factory..

- Geoff Gosling

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Came in today for help with some frames, repaired no questions asked, there and then on the spot Brilliant service

- Alex

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All the staff are so helpful and switched on to all your requirements I would recommend them all day what a good experience

- Roy gardiner

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The Spectacle Factory offer me the kind of customer service and ability to customise my choice of spectacles that just is simply not available on the High Street. From Initial contact, to delivery of the finished product, you are treated like a loyal friend. Nothing is too much trouble. Unbiased advise, on choosing the correct spectacles for your particular application. A vast range of frames from the very cheapest to the latest designer frames. I choose the Spectacle Factory, because they can provide me with, customised glasses, to align with my particular needs and requirements. Most high street opticians have a 'one size fits all' attitude. The Spectacle Factory does not subscribe to this theory and treats every client as an individual. Their eye sight is very comprehensive and is 50% longer than the industry standard. If you value your eyesight, and want the very best care, this is the place to visit.

- Paul van de Rooy

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Rob and the team were excellent help with the professionalism and advise . I will become a faithful member of the spectacle factory!! Thanks again team

- Dan Amin

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- James

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Excellent advice with a fantastic product range,

- Thomas Sayer

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Highly recommend The Spectacle Factory - excellent service will definitely be using again.

- Hattie

Are Transitions Lenses Right For You?

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An insight into the many different photocromic lenses that include the leading brand ‘Transitions’.

Transitions-Signature-Style

There are many different names for ‘photochromic’ lenses – that is, lenses which darken or clear in response to changing light conditions. People ask for ‘reactolight’s’ ‘sunsensors’ ‘transitions’ and most would assume that they are all the same thing. But actually, there are many different types of photochromic lenses, (Transitions being the leading brand), and they all work differently.

So whether they work for you is all about finding the one that suits you the best.

For example, Zeiss make a type of photchromic called ‘PhotoFusion’ which is extremely fast to clear compared to others (about 50% quicker), but doesn’t go quite as dark as some do, so someone who is very light sensitive and wants to wear them for long periods outdoors might struggle in bright light. However, for someone who is going inside and outside frequently, they would be perfect. You can read more about PhotoFusion here.

Another example of this is Transitions Xtractive lenses. They are different than any other photochromic lenses as they are the only ones that darken inside a car and go back to virtually clear indoors. You’d expect your photochromic lenses to work when driving, so if they don’t you could be very disappointed…

Transitions-XTRAactive

That’s where we come in. We have virtually every type of photocromic available to our customers, and we are trained on the variations between each one. During a Vision Consultation, we’ll ask you lots of questions about your daily life, and what is important to you when it comes to your vision. They we’ll teach you about the types that might be suitable for you, and make a decision together about which option to go with.

What’s the best type of photochromic lens?

 

I get asked this a lot, and as I say they are all a bit different… so there isn’t a definitive best, but the most advanced kind is called Transitions Vantage. Vantage is the first type of lens that not only darkens in reaction to light but also becomes polarised as it does. This makes a massive difference to your clarity of vision in bright light, as this video explains:

Here’s a comparison of what it would be like to look through a regular Transitions lens and a Transitions Vantage lens in bright conditions:

With-Or-Without-Polarized

We were proud to be the first opticians to bring Transitions Vantage to the market in the UK (even though it still hasn’t been officially released in Europe).

There are all kinds of specialised photochromic lenses for activities like golf, cycling, driving, sailing and running. If you want the best vision for whatever you’re passionate about, there’s probably a photochromic lens for you.

You can book your eye test and vision consultation here.

If you’ve any questions, tweet me @specfactory or call us on 01772312213.

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