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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

How To Get Thin Lenses

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

 

You spend ages choosing frames you love. You wait 2 weeks for them to be ready. And after all that, it can be ruined because the lenses protrude from the frame. The problem is, how do you know what to expect? What if you could see how your new glasses will look before you buy them?

We’ll come back to that. But first, a brief explanation on what can make your lenses thick in the first place:

  • Prescription. Okay, this part is fairly obvious, but of course some prescriptions will inevitably always have a bit of thickness, whilst some will never be anything other than thin. And that comes down to simply how much power your need in your lenses.

 

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  • Frame choice. This is the one most people overlook. And probably the most important. Firstly, the further your eyes are from the edge of the frame you choose, the thicker the lenses will be.Zeiss We measure our clients using the Zeiss iTerminal to see exactly where they are looking through on their glasses, which is one factor in the thickness of the lenses.

 

Second, the type of frame you want to wear, as in whether it has a rim all around, partially, or none at all, can make a big difference.

 

  • Lens Type. Some lens materials have what we call a higher refractive index. Basically, they bend light more so you need less lens to do the same job.Different-Lenses

This image shows how different lenses with the same prescription can look much thinner with the right material.

 

So, those are the variables. And to be honest, they are a lot to consider even for us experienced professionals, let alone someone who isn’t an expert. Sometimes it’s impossible to imagine how a pair of glasses will come out for someone.

 

That’s where our special iPad software comes in.

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We can photograph you in your new glasses and simulate how they will look with your prescription with different lens types.

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This allows you to compare different lens types before you choose what to buy.

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The result: you get the glasses you want, even if your prescription is strong, and they look amazing.

We’ve been using this software for over a year. It’s tried and tested and realistic. Too many people spend all their time deliberating over what frames they choose, and don’t consider their lenses. But we’ll spend time with you to make sure the end result is perfect.

 

If you’ve any questions, please tweet me @specfactory, or visit us in store to try it for yourself!

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